Fresh Almond-Herb Dip

Photo courtesy the Almond Board of California

Photo courtesy the Almond Board of California

Who doesn’t love dips? They’re a perfect way to boost your vegetable intake. This    fresh tasting offering, adapted from the Almond Board of California (the original calls for straining your own yogurt), gets some crunch and flavour from the roasted, slivered almonds.

However you enjoy them, almonds are definitely worth incorporating into your meal pattern on a regular basis. The list of potential health benefits continues to grow.

Fresh Almond-Herb Dip

Makes 6 servings

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered almonds, roasted
5 tbsp (75 mL) chopped fresh herbs (any combination of parsley, dill, chives, chervil, basil and tarragon)
1 green onion, trimmed and diced
1/4 tsp mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
4-6 cups (1-1.5L) fresh vegetables for dipping, such as radishes, trimmed green beans, broccoli florets, or strips of zucchini, jicama,  carrots or bell pepper

Combine yogurt, almonds, herbs, green onion, salt and pepper in a bowl. Serve with fresh vegetables.

Nutrition information per serving
•    Calories:  143
•    Protein: 8 grams
•    Fat: 7 grams
•    Saturated fat:  1 gram
•    Carbohydrate: 14  grams
•    Dietary fibre:  4 grams
•    Sodium: 176  milligrams

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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