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Christo's BEST Low Carb Greek Dressing EVER!
« on: August 23, 2015, 03:25:29 PM »
When I was growing up in the town of Whitman the most famous Greek restaurant in New England was a mere 10 miles away in the town of Brockton. Christo's was sought after by people all over the area as well as nationwide. When ever I would go back east as an adult I would go to the eatery and buy a case of 24 bottles. The dressing came in pint size glass bottles with a white plastic screw cap, no label, no ingredient list. The recipe was and still is a secret that died with the inventor, ......maybe  ::) ::)

Christo's was opened in 1964 by Christos Tsaganis, a greek immigrant who was dubbed the "Greek Salad King" by former Gov. Michael Dukakis. Tsaganis, a legendary restaurateur and philanthropist, died February 5th 2013 at age 87.  :'(  

Here's the story of the eatery-

Losing this dressing has got to be a major blow to all those lovers of Tsaganis's legendary concoction. I for one can't live without those succelent savory flavors that only his dressing delivered. For me all the commercial Greek dressings are just to loaded with vinegar, not to mention a lack of YUM! So, to that end a replacement is in order. This is the closest recipe I've ever tasted to the magic that Christo mixed up. I hope you enjoy this dressing as much as I do!

Christo's BEST Low Carb Greek Dressing EVER!



Ingredients

    1 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
    2 large garlic cloves finely diced
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
    2 drops FAT TO SKINNY Zero Sweetener
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh spearmint or peppermint
    Juice of one large lime or lemon
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    2 tablespoons water
    1 teaspoon whole grain Dijon mustard
      

Instructions

1- Place all of the ingredients except the olive oil into a blender.
2- Blend all the ingredients except the oil on low speed in a blender 2 minutes. Stop the blender and using a rubber spatula wipe     down the sides of the blender, return it to low speed and very, very slowly add the olive oil.
3- Once all the oil has been added shut off the blender and pour the dressing into a glass bottle with a tight top.
4- Leave on counter and serve at room temperature.
    

Serve with Greek Salad and lots of Feta Cheese!



« Last Edit: August 23, 2015, 03:38:01 PM by Doug Varrieur »
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Re: Christo's BEST Low Carb Greek Dressing EVER!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 09:07:34 PM »
I love Greek Salad Dressing.  I think it is my favorite after Blue Cheese.  I can't wait to make this.

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Re: Christo's BEST Low Carb Greek Dressing EVER!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 09:13:57 AM »
I had a wonderful greek salad last night for dinner. The dressing was lip smakin great  8) It only takes about 10 minutes including prep time to make the dressing. Meats on top of the salad will also be wonderful. Grilled chicken, pork, beef, lamb or salmon would all be great choices.




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Re: Christo's BEST Low Carb Greek Dressing EVER!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 09:15:34 AM »
This is awesome! :)