1 cup mayo
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 t white vinegar
1 t parsley
1/8 t dill
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1 1/2 t dried chives
1/8 t black pepper (or more to taste)
1/4 t seasoned salt (i.e. Lawry's)
1/8 t dry mustard (a must)
Directions: Combine mayo and buttermilk, whisk together until it's lump-free. Add in vinegar and all spices. Then keep stirring until it is all smooth and well blended. I made this before hand so that it could blend all the flavors together. Then refrigerate if there is any left after you do your "taste" test! Serve over salad and top the salad with all of your favorites!
For the Grilled Chicken Sandwiches:
Marinate 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in Newman's Family Style Italian Dressing. I did this about 4 hours. Then, get your grill hot and throw the chicken on. I immediately turned down the heat once I put the chicken breasts on, but this allows for great grill marks! Flip chicken every 5 minutes, pour remaining marinade on breasts when you do your first flip. Cook until done (mine were VERY thick chicken breasts and it took 20 minutes).
Goat Cheese Pesto - (found at http://www.foodpeoplewant.com/, originally adapted from Gourmet Magazine)
4 oz Goat Cheese (I used Belle Chevre - our absolute favorite)
2 oz softened cream cheese (I used the lower fat cream cheese for this)
1/2 cup pesto
Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions: Combine Goat Cheese, Cream Cheese, and Pesto into food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I actually didn't add any at all, but it is up to you)!
To assemble sandwiches, I put mine on a regular bun because we had 2 leftover. It would be amazing on ciabatta buns though if you want to make it more gourmet! I toasted the buns, added the goat cheese spread (add ALOT or you will have to get up from the table to add more, it is that good), put the chicken breast on it and VOILA! Of course, you could add lettuce, tomato, and I think that the best thing would be roasted red bell peppers... I am going to try that NEXT time which will be SOON!
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