Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Garlicky Dill Dip

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Garlicky Dill Dip


 
Dip season is here!
 
The long dog days of summer have seemed to finally arrive here in the Midwest and with that comes cool, refreshing summer meals.  One of my favorite things to eat when it is warm out is what I call a "snack plate".  Often for lunch I'll set out a plate or platter of fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, crackers and some kind of dip to dunk it all in.
 
Then we all graze and munch between trips in and out of the back door {because we all know kids make MULTIPLE trips in and out the door, they can't seem to make up their mind}.  Or sometimes I'll lay a blanket out on the deck and we'll eat this picnic style.
 
 
This dip is simple to throw together, but I do recommend making it a few hours ahead of eating or better yet the day before.  It allows the fresh herbs to flavor the yogurt and make it super flavorful.
 
And lets talk about cheaper!  A pre-made dip at the grocery store could set you back $2-$3.  This dip is made at just a fraction of that cost.  Plus most of the herbs were pulled from my garden, costing me nothing.
 
Which reminds me, I need to give you a garden update soon.  Anyone interested in that?  This year I have three types of tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, bell peppers, onions, strawberries, basil, dill and parsley.
 

 
 
This dip goes great with fresh veggies and even better with potato chips.  Yes, I said potato chips!  Certainly not healthy, but who cares, its summer!


Garlicky Dill Dip




Print this Recipe!
1 c. plain Greek yogurt
4 T. mayo
2 T. white vinegar
3 cloves of garlic, very finely minced
2 T. freshly chopped dill
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 T. freshly chopped parsley
salt
pepper

1.  In a bowl combine the yogurt, mayo and vinegar.  Stir to combine.
2.  Add in minced garlic, fresh herbs, salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.
3.  Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
4.  Serve with fresh cut veggies or potato chips.

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We are now three weeks in to having a newborn and shockingly adjusting pretty well!  She is sleeping good at night and happy during the day.  We could not ask for anything more.

The major adjustment is keeping the two other ones BUSY.  This week they are headed to vacation bible school each morning {which they are stoked about}.  I'm going to try and fill their afternoons with a quality nap and a daily activity.  Whether that be baking cookies, playdoh, practicing writing their letters/numbers or just a good romp outside, riding bikes or running through the sprinkler.

Kids seems to do much better when they are busy!

Tell me, what fun activities do you do with your kids to keep them busy during the summer?

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love snacky plates - I may incorporate that more for summer dinners this year. It seems like my biggest meal of the day is dinner, when it should be my lightest!

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  2. Abbe@This is How I CookJune 8, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    What a great dip to have on hand and Iove anything with potato chips, woops! I mean veggies!

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