It's the summer party season! Between barbecues and graduation parties and wedding showers...whew! While I love all the friendly conversation and fun in the sun, figuring out what to bring to potlucks and parties can be a bit of a challenge. I decided this year, I would create one delicious dish, customizable to the occasion, and make it my signature Summer Recipe. Keeping in mind all those special diets, and wanting to capture the flavors of the season, I've come up with an Herbal Onion Dip to put those store-bought versions to shame!
I wanted a dip with some zip and tang, but still mellow enough to go well with all sorts of dip-ables. Plus, I confess, I wanted to sneak in some good-for-you herbs and spices, too! Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your tastes and favorite herbs. You can even mix up the dry ingredients to keep on-hand as a dip mix. Good idea, right? Add a little milk or buttermilk, and you've got a tasty dressing! It is best made the day or evening before, so all the flavors have a chance to meld and the yogurt can absorb the delicious herbal goodness!
Herby Onion Dip for Summer Parties
2 cups plain organic yogurt of choice (you can use sour cream if you'd like, but I'd suggest doing half yogurt and half sour cream, since the yogurt adds such a tangy taste!)
1 Tablespoon organic minced Onion
1 1/2 teaspoons organic Cilantro Leaf, dried
1 teaspoon organic minced Garlic
1 teaspoon organic Oregano Leaf, dried
1 teaspoon organic Sage Leaf, dried
1 teaspoon organic Thyme, dried
1/4 teaspoon organic Turmeric Root Powder
1/2 teaspoon organic Spinach Powder
1 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground White Pepper
Measure the yogurt into a bowl, add all the seasoning ingredients, and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired, and serve with vegetables, chips, crackers, etc.