Super Bowl Party Appetizers: Low-Fat Basil Dip

February 1, 2009

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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 

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

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