Normally every Sunday I like to prepare a dip for work, that way I can take cut up veggies and have that as snack. This week I created a healthy dip, that is completely guilt free.
I bought a huge bunch of Basil with the intent to make Basil Pesto Bread, but you know how that goes, I never made the bread but I had all this basil to use, so why not have a nice dip? I love pesto, but I really hate all the calories associated with it. Well this dip is made with greek yogurt.
This dip is creamy, and full of flavor and even though I use it to dip vegetables in, I have also had pretzels in it! So good with pretzels!
Creamy Basil Dip
1 Clove of Garlic
1 Bunch of Basil Leaves – about 20 leaves
1/2 the juice of a Lemon
1 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese – softened
1 Cup Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tsp. Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a food processor (I used my mini) add your garlic, basil leaves, lemon, Parmesan Cheese and process until all combined and the basil is in small bits.
In a bowl, add your basil mixture, cream cheese and blend together, then add your greek yogurt. Give it a good stir till all combined.
Give it a taste, add salt and pepper if needed
Makes 1 3/4 cups
Calories per 1/4 cup: 26.Fat: .02, Sodium: 51, Carbs: 2, Protein: 4
I bet this spread would taste good on a turkey sandwich too! Or even on a tomato sandwich. No need to just use it for vegetables.
I wanted to say Happy Birthday to my friend Andrea! I hope you have a great day!!! Now I need to go make a b-day surprise for her, I’ll share the recipe with you later. I don’t want her peeking! 🙂
I hope everyone else has a great day, and just think two more days till the weekend! Count down is on!!!