Fall Herb-whipped Spread with Crudites

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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Fall Herb-whipped Spread with Crudites
Spreads and dips aren’t known for their health benefits. But this recipe adds filling protein and calcium by whipping goat cheese with Greek yogurt. A low-temperature sauté of garlic in olive oil brings out its nutty, sweet flavors, while herbs of cool weather, like thyme and chives, add additional flavor.
Serving Amount
  • 8 ounce goat cheese

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, stem removed

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 12 tsp honey

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Chives, finely chopped, for topping

  • 3 tbsp pecans, chopped, for topping

  • 14 cup pomegranate seeds, for topping

  • Crudité – cucumber and asparagus spears, bell peppers slices, sugar snap peas, and carrot sticks for serving

  • Step 1

    In a food processor or blender, add goat cheese and Greek yogurt.

  • Step 2

    In a pan over medium low heat, heat olive oil. Add thyme and garlic and sear until garlic is golden and fragrant. Add to blender with goat cheese and Greek yogurt. Add honey and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until mixture is smooth.

  • Step 3

    Serve in a low bowl or on a plate. Top the mixture with chives, pecans and pomegranate seeds. Serve with crudité and crackers if desired.

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