This is a great dip to make if you have a kitchen herb garden; swap in other fresh herbs such as thyme, tarragon or basil. Serve it with a platter of raw vegetables for a tasty and beautiful appetizer. The dip can be prepared a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
Creamy Herb Dip with Crudités
5 oz. (155 g.) fresh goat cheese
1/2 cup (4 oz./125 g.) plain low-fat yogurt
1 Tbs. chopped fresh dill
1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. sea salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 large radishes, thinly sliced
3 small raw golden beets, thinly sliced
1/2 lb. (250 g.) sugar snap peas, trimmed
2 bunches small carrots, trimmed and peeled
In a blender or food processor, whirl the goat cheese, yogurt, dill, parsley and lemon juice until smooth. Season with the salt and pepper. Transfer the dip to a bowl.
Arrange the radishes, beets, sugar snap peas and carrots on a platter or serving board. Place the bowl of dip on the platter and serve immediately. Makes about 1 cup (8 oz./250 g.) dip; serves 6.
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