Citrus Orange Yogurt Dressing

This creamy yogurt dressing is chock-full of monounsaturated fats to deliver a powerful cognitive punch. Try it over a spinach salad with bacon and wedges of apple, or a mild Boston or Bibb lettuce salad.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: Makes ¾ cup (175 mL)



½ cup (125 mL) plain yogurt
2 tbsp (30 mL) peanut oil
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 orange
1 tsp (5 mL) honey
3 tbsp (45 mL) peanuts, preferably honey roasted, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh chives, finely snipped
black pepper, to taste


In bowl, whisk yogurt with oil, salt and garlic. Finely grate ½ tsp (2 mL) of peel from orange then squeeze out 2 tbsp (30 mL) juice. Add to yogurt mixture along with honey, peanuts, chives and pepper. Stir until combined.


Per serving (1 tbsp/15 mL): 40 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat), 1 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 2 g sugars, 112 mg sodium, 14 mg calcium.