Friday, June 8, 2012

Party Time (Low Fat Herb Garden Dip)

Inspired by my herb garden and served up in a
Scottish Terrier bowl with a sprig of tarragon flowers
Nothing like a garden teeming with fragrant herbs to inspire a tasty appetizer, served up in a whimsical bowl and garnished with a sprig of tarragon flowers.  

This inspiration hit at just the right moment, since we are headed to a cocktail party this evening.  I think it will be a hit – and it is figure friendly, to boot!  I entered the ingredients into the Weight Watchers Points Plus Calculator and it told me that the entire recipe is 7 points and I figure it makes about 16 TBS so a 2 TBS serving is 1 Point!

Use this as a guide – not an exact recipe.  I started mixing stuff up and it was so tasty I had to share. 

Low Fat Herb Garden Dip

  • 1 cup Fage Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • About 3 TBS of herbs from the garden – I used tarragon, dill, thyme, basil, and chives  --  chopped as fine as you can
  • 1 clove of garlic, boiled in water for about 3 – 5 minutes and then mashed into a paste (boiling the garic will give you the taste of garlic, without the sting of fresh.  A trick I learned at a cooking class at A Southern Season)
  • Juice of 3/4 of of a lemon
  • About ¼ teaspoon Beau Monde Seasoning.  Then add more to taste.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix it all up and put into a serving bowl for dipping veggies.