Tonight’s post is going to be a short one, mostly because I spent the night writing up my next magazine column, and I am all written out.
Also, I was sick in bed today with a cold, so I don’t have much energy for writing, but I wanted to share this amazing recipe with you while there’s still fresh basil in the grocery stores. My family loves dill dip, but I can’t stand dill (shocking, right?) so I decided to make a dip out of my favorite herb instead. Enter creamy basil dip. Remember how I love basil? Well this is like pesto on steroids. Delicious. Dip your veggies in this, spread it on a cracker, or use it as a salad dressing. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Creamy Basil Dip:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup (packed) basil leaves
1-2 cloves garlic
juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon salt
pinch black pepper
optional 1- 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar or sweetener.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy.
To use as salad dressing, thin slightly with water and toss with your lettuce.
Did you enter my fabulous giveaway yet? If not, make sure to do so soon! It’s ending shortly. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the recipe. -Miriam