Green Goddess Dip, a lightened dip made with Greek yogurt, fresh basil, chives and tarragon.
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I am so happy to see all the fresh herbs coming into season. I’ve got my fingers crossed that our herb garden will do as well as last year. We had a bonanza of basil. I think the key was having two plants. Whenever we only buy one basil plant, it dies. My Dad, who always got two basil plants, had a surplus. So I decided there must be something to having two. Maybe basil just needs a partner. It certainly worked last year. Maybe the one basil plant was lonely.
I can certainly relate to that. My husband just got back from a two-week business trip in India. When he is gone, I realize how much I am use to having the man around. It isn’t that he helps much around the house, he doesn’t. In fact he is incredibly messy. I can stack things on our stairs that need to be taken up, and he and our little one will simply walk over them. How can they not see it? I’ve gotten to the point of placing it smack dab in the middle of the stair. So they either have to step around it or over it. Really, you can’t see it?!
Right about now, I wish I had gotten up at 12 am last night when I was thinking about writing this post. I was drafting it in my head and had it all worked out. I was so excited with they way it sounded. Now I cannot remember what I wanted to tell you, actually more accurately, is how I wanted to write it. I was cracking myself up writing this post last night. I do crack myself up often. Last night I was thinking about people who have an easy time telling stories about themselves or small talk. You know the ones, the people who seem so at ease meeting new people and always seem to have something to say. I don’t mean the ones that you roll your eyes at, because they constantly talk about themselves or try to one up the conversation. I mean the people who you just love to be around, because they make you laugh or come across so sincere in their small talk.
Oh my gosh, that is a gift I wish I had. My husband is a lot like that, which is one of his attributes that attracted me to him. He is the kind of person that goes to a party knowing no one and leaves with many new friends. I tend to be the wall flower in the corner, although I am slowly learning from him. It is a huge amount of work for me though. I don’t think it will ever come naturally.
I have an Aunt and cousin that are just like that. They always have the most entertaining stories, OK, sometimes they might share a little too much about their personal life, but you know it is honest. You know you are going to laugh your behind off when you are with them. You are going to laugh so much your stomach muscles will hurt. Somehow last night while I could not sleep, I had connected that to this Green Goddess Dip.
It must have been because of thinking of basil being lonely and then thinking of my husband. It is amazing how my mind can connect totally unrelated things when I cannot sleep. It sounded so fabulous last night in my head. Any hoo, this lightened Green Goddess Dip is fabulous. It is flavor packed with fresh herbs. Make this for a party and maybe the flavor explosion you feel will help be an ice breaker. I think introvert and extroverts a like will love this dip. Which are you?
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Lightened Green Goddess Dip
- 1/3 cup reduced fat mayo
- 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
- 1/2 cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup chopped chives
- 1/2 cup chopped basil
- 1 tsp . dried tarragon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 tsp . anchovy paste
- 1/2 tsp . kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp . fresh ground black pepper
Place all ingredients into a blender and puree.
I calculated 1 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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