Ever since I had 5 Loaves’ sweet basil and honey vinaigrette I have been searching and experimenting to find a recipe that tasted just like it! I do believe I successfully did that – still not quite as good as theirs, but hey, it gives it a run for it’s money =)
And served drizzled atop a salad made of baby spring greens and spinach, chopped asparagus, walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, and mandarin orange segments. Yum!!! Sweet and full of basil goodness!
Honey Basil Vinaigrette
slightly adapted from All Recipes
3/4 cup olive oil
scant 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
3 TB chopped fresh basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Combine all ingredients in a jar. Secure top and shake until well combined. (You can also just whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl as well if you don’t have a jar available.) Can serve immediately or after it’s been chilled in the fridge!
Erica and I also recently received an incredible opportunity to sample Chobani’s new Greek yogurt flavors! (Disclaimer: we received these products for free) We were so excited for this since we both LOVE Greek yogurt, especially theirs! And how adorable is that lunch box?
“Josh and I were very excited to try the new Chobani flavors, as we’ve been Chobani fans for years. Of the flavors we tried, our ranking is as follows:
1. Black Cherry
2. Honey nana
4. Very Berry
The black cherry and honey nana flavors were our absolute favorites! In fact, I’ve been trying to purchase the black cherry since sampling, and it’s often sold out! The honey nana was a close second! I love the smaller size (great as a side at lunch) and the flavor is subtle, but tasty. My go-to Chobani right now is the 0% plain and I add in a little maple syrup! You can’t beat the creaminess, taste, and protein packed awesomeness of Chobani!”
As for Bryan and myself, can I just say that we are now officially Chobani-exclusive in our household? Once Bryan saw the protein factor he was completely sold. Usually the Greek yogurts we try tend to be sort of runny or somewhat flavor-less or overly-tart. Chobani gets all of these factors perfected!
The honey nana was by far our favorite! Even though it is marketed for kids (which is great! Who doesn’t want to feed their children more healthy foods?!) it is a perfect snack for adults alike! Fantastic atop a breakfast parfait =)
Our ranking was exactly like Josh and Erica’s, except a little switch-a-roo between the honey nana and black cherry.
Go out and try these new flavors! They get a A plus on the thickness/creaminess/texture factor as well as their great flavors, and the additional protein packed goodness is such an awesome plus! They are really unmatched by any other Greek yogurt (in my opinion of course) =)