Super Bowl Party Appetizers: Low-Fat Basil Dip
February 1, 2009
For a Super Bowl Party, how about this light, fresh, healthy dip made with fresh basil, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic. I posted this on the blog a while back, but since I featured it on television this weekend on WBRC Fox 6 News, I thought I would offer it again. Serve it with fresh vegetables for a pretty presentation, and you can feel great about digging in.
Also, if you want to watch the video from television in Birmingham yesterday click http://www.myfoxal.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=8332912&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=5.2.1
Fresh Basil Dip
This dip is also great served alongside cooked salmon, shrimp or scallops.
Prep: 15 minutes
Yield about 1 1/2 cups
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Fresh Vegetables, crackers
1. In a blender or food processor, combine the garlic and next 7 ingredients: process until smooth.
2. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve with fresh vegetables and/or crackers.