Friday, April 29, 2011

"RANCH" DIP

Who doesn’t love ranch dressing in which to dip their vegetables, sweet potato fries and/or tater tots?! I don’t know, but I can tell you who does – kids! Almost all kids love ranch dip. This one has the added benefit of sneaking in some veggies, but doesn’t taste at all like there is even a trace of cauliflower. Cauliflower is a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid and Manganese. The Greek yogurt is a nice little addition of protein as well. The one I use has 20 grams of protein for just one 7 oz. container. That’s the same amount of protein as occurs in three average-sized chicken thighs!

Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower
7 oz. Greek yogurt
1 tsp. dried chives
1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried dill weed
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. salt

Directions:
Break cauliflower into flowerets, put into saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil and cook on high for about 15 minutes (or until super soft). Put all ingredients into blender and puree until very smooth. (So, blend until smooth, and then blend some more). Pour into a bowl and refrigerate mixture for a few hours to let the flavors blend.

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