This simple, healthy dip is packed with fresh basil, parsley, chives, and garlic (recipe here).
The basil plants in my kitchen garden are growing like mad, the chive patch is still thick and lush, and I just picked five pounds of gorgeous green beans. It's time to mix up some Big Bite of Fresh Basil Dip.
Having a batch of this flavorful, herb-packed dip on hand in the fridge makes it easy to bypass the sweets and grab a healthy snack of fresh summer veggies instead, although it also tastes great with pretzels and potato chips.
You can thin it out with a little milk or buttermilk to make a flavorful salad dressing, or you can pack it in a pita (homemade perhaps?) with some greens and chopped vegetables. If you let the dip chill for at least a few hours before serving (or overnight) it'll taste even better.
Any way you serve it, it's a celebration of the season. Enjoy!
Love dip? More Farmgirl Fare fresh recipes:
Low Fat, Full Flavor Fiesta Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip (and going on factory tours)
Really Easy White Bean Pesto Dip/Spread (and my favorite pesto recipe)
P.S. Growing (and Using!) Your Own Fresh Herbs: My Six Favorite Varieties (chives, basil, Greek oregano, lemon thyme, Italian parsley, and lemon balm), plus all my basil growing posts.