Summertime means creating recipes that are not too complicated, and are loaded with fresh flavors. I have always thought fresh herbs are often overlooked, and can provide a powerful push of flavor in most cooking. This is the time of year that you can find almost any type of fresh herbs, and I highly recommend growing a few in a pot on the patio, or in your garden. Herbs like cilantro are easily grown from coriander seeds you may already have in your pantry, and not utilizing this time of year. I am one of those people who walks around my yard poking seeds in the ground, forgetting what they are until a seedling pops up. I sort of think of it as a surprise herbal gift, and I am always impatiently awaiting for their full bloom.
Dips are an easy snack or appetizer that seem to make most people happy. I always prefer to serve something small before dinner with drinks, just to nibble on while chatting. I love the idea of putting together a quick dip with yogurt for a healthier start, while utilizing fresh and dried ingredients from my pantry. Minced fresh herbs, along with dried spices, really pack a punch and create a refreshing dip. This recipe couldn’t be more simple to put together in a hurry, and it doesn’t take many ingredients. I think salty potato chips work best with this dip, but for another healthy note, it’s great with carrots, radishes, tomatoes and celery.
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup minced chives
2 tablespoons minced dill
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced
potato chips for serving
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Whisk until smooth and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.