Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yes, it's her again

Zesty Cucumber Dip
The New Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific Cookbook

1 cup nonfat yogurt
1 (.7oz) pkg Italian dressing mix
1 tomato, seeded & chopped
1/2 cucumber, seeded, peeled & chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1 Tbs lemon juice

In medium bowl, mix yogurt & dressing mix until well combined. Stir in tomato, cucumber, onions & lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

(The nutritional info is from another site - I forgot to copy it out of the book.)
Per 2 Tablespoons: 13.9 cal, 2.4 g carbs, .3 g, 172.1 mg sodium, 1 g protein, 0g fat

Yep, another Holly Clegg recipe. I do feel sheepish about posting yet another one of her recipes but if you do a Google search on Zesty Cucumber Dip you can find several other postings of this recipe on the internet without any mention of it's source so I hope she appreciates that. I do feel sorry for cookbook authors since the internet has certainly taken a bite out of their business but if the recipes are any good they're going to get out there with or without mention of where they came from.

I was heavy on the vegetables and kept the pieces on the larger size which was just my preference. Since I was only making it for me, I made it the way I wanted it. I made this to eat as a snack with whole wheat crackers. Basically I made it into a little vegetable salad.

I used to bypass recipes using yogurt but now that I can get Greek yogurt, I'm seeking them out. It's a whole different animal than the usual plain yogurt. This was really flavorful and pretty too, although my picture doesn't do it justice. I was losing light and the flash picture did it even less justice.

The rest of the week will be busy - I have recipes I just hope I find the time to post about them.

Question of the Day: Do you snack?


Annie Jones said...

I probably snack less than a lot of people. Occasionally, I'll snack during the day instead of having an actual lunch. Sometimes the entire family snacks in the evening after dinner.

We don't have snacks just lying around on the counter tops, though, and we prefer salty snacks over sweet ones.

Jennifer said...

Always! I try to stick with fruit, though, or baby carrots.

M Smith said...

My whole life is a snack. But since I primarily eat fruits, vegetables and nuts, it's fine.

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