Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday’s Side Dish: Veggie Cheddar Cheese Dip

A creamy base for a healthy snack

We’ll take dipping veggies instead of potato chips any day. This cheese dip contains chives, jalapenos, and walnuts. The hot pepper adds a spicy kick while nuts provide an unexpected flavor and crunch in every bite. Here is our recipe:

What you need:

1 medium-sized bowl
Plastic wrap
1 wooden spoon
food processor
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 garlic clove
½ cup walnuts, crushed
2 cups fresh yogurt
3 jalapeno peppers, sliced
3 teaspoons paprika powder
3 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
Pinch of salt

Preparation and Directions:

Combine cheddar cheese, yogurt, jalapenos, chives, paprika, and garlic in food processor. Blend and process until smooth (making sure that the garlic clove dissolves into the yogurt and cheese). Pour mixture into bowl. Add crushed walnuts and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours. Serve with fresh veggies.

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