The big day is coming up – filled with fireworks, grills and food that reminds us of childhood and warm summer evenings. Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, how bout you? No need to haul out the fine china, no last mad dashes to the store for gifts, just a relaxed sultry day with shorts, hats, sunscreen, good food and lots of friends. Followed by an evening of cool drinks and bright lights. Can it get better? 

I developed this dressing to capture the tastes of Brazil for last week’s class at Cooks Warehouse Brookhaven. Sous Chef Lea and I shared our passion for the food of this interesting country with a bunch of students eager to eat better, fresher and more deliciously!

This is a super easy recipe to take along to the cookout. Whether you serve it like the picture with fresh veggies, or add to a big salad, your family and friends will love its fresh flavor, and you’ll be happy knowing that you’ve shared a delicious recipe that is better-for-us too!

Lime Dressing and Dip
2 TB Chopped Cilantro
Juice and Zest of 2 Limes
¼ Cup Light Sour Cream
¼ Cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt
1 Garlic Clove
1 TB Honey
¼ – ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black
Pepper to Taste
In a food processor or blender, combine
all the ingredients except the olive oil and process until smooth. While
machine is running, slowly drizzle in the oil until desired consistency. Taste,
and season with salt and pepper.

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