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Herbed Veggie Dip

Herbed Veggie Dip

When I was a child, my grandpa used to have a huge garden in his backyard. He grew tons of fresh veggies. His garden was his pride and joy. My brother and I used to get in a lot of trouble if went back into the garden. And God forbid if you accidentally stepped on anything. There is something about being a kid that makes them want to do the exact opposite of what an adult tells them not to do! When you are young, you don’t really appreciate fresh vegetables or herbs, but now that I am an adult, I have been wishing for a garden like my grandparents had in their backyard. We have a decent sized patio in our new house and I have been wanting to start planting some fresh herbs, but well, I’ve just been really lazy.

I really hate buying herbs at the grocery store. I usually only need a small handful, but you end up having to buy a large bunch or package that has way more than you need. Then, of course, within a week, those herbs are dunzo! It always seems like such a waste and I cringe every time I have to throw a bunch of herbs in the garbage.

Herbed Veggie Dip

Enter Gourmet Garden. Gourmet Garden makes cooking with herbs so insanely simple. Fresh, organically grown herbs that are then packed into a tube that keeps them fresh for 3 whole months. 3 MONTHS, people! Not only does Gourmet Garden’s herbs last for 3 months, but they also eliminate all of that chopping! Just squeeze out as much as you need and you are set! No matter how busy you are, you can still include fresh and delicious herbs in your meals!

Herbed Veggie Dip

The folks over at Gourmet Garden were so kind to send me 11 tubes of their herbs and spices in a convenient little cooler! I couldn’t wait to break into them and my mind was reeling with ideas of how I could use them all up! This past weekend, I got a craving for veggies and dip. I had the veggies, but no dip! With some cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and some of Gourmet Garden’s herbs, I had this herbed veggie dip ready to go in about 5 minutes! I chose to use the Chunky Garlic, Dill, Italian Herbs, and some of the Cilantro. It may sound like a weird combo, but it was pretty tasty!


Herbed Veggie Dip

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Herbed Veggie Dip

Yield: about 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt (or use sour cream)
  • 1 tbs. Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic Blend (or 2 cloves)
  • 1 tbs. Gourmet Garden Dill Blend (or 1 tbs. fresh dill)
  • 1/2 tbs. Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs Blend
  • 1/2 tbs. Gourmet Garden Cilantro Blend (or 1/2 tbs. fresh cilantro)

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until everything is well-combined.

If you don't own a food processor, you can also use a blender, or you can also mix everything up by hand.

If you want to make this dip and don't have access to Gourmet Garden products, note the measurements written in parentheses next to each ingredient. For the Italian Herb Blend, it includes basil and oregano.

Herbed Veggie Dip

Disclaimer: Gourmet Garden sent me a package of some of their products to try. As always, all opinions are my own.

   

44 Responses to “Herbed Veggie Dip”

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    Kathryn — February 13, 2013 at 7:10 am

    My favorite herb is absolutely basil, only it disappoints me that it is the WORST herb for using dried. Only fresh basil for me, which is really limited to the summer when it’s growing in my garden.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — February 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Favorite Herb? I would have to say Basil or Cayenne Pepper!! By the way, great giveaway!!

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    Shaina — February 13, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I love using chipotle powder or garlic powder…and fresh basil!

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    Ramona — February 13, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I would love to try these herbs!! I also have the same problem after paying $2 dollars for a bunch of herbs then they are dead in a week and I’ve only used a smidgeon of them. I hate wasting good food. 3 months sounds like a great deal! :)

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    Katie — February 13, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Basil, for sure! I’m missing the fresh basil I grow in the summer!

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    Lizzie — February 13, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I love these! I use the basil one all the time.

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    a farmer in the dell — February 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

    my favorite herb is basil or cilantro. or rosemary or dill. Ahhh I love all herbs!!!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — February 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Ive seen these at the grocery store a million times and it never even crossed my mind to try them! ha You’ve convinced me :) I love that they last more than a week or two!!

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    Tori — February 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I love all those fresh herbs! Especially the basil! yum!

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    abby — February 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    basil is definitely my favorite herb

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    rachel — February 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I love cilantro!

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    Ashley C — February 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I love dill and chives!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 14, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I love Rosemary! This dip looks fabulous- I’m a dipper for sure!

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    Ray — February 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Ginger is my favorite herb and I enjoy cooking with it!

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    Shauna — February 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    My favorite herb would have to be basil or chives.. and I absolutely love garlic!

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    Megan G — February 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Hmmm, I’ve seen these at the grocery store, but I didn’t realize they’re organic!

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    Megan G — February 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Ooops, I forgot to say my fave herb is cilantro which is great for latin and asian cooking!

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    Renata — February 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I love cooking with lemongrass and making chicken with it! These all look yummy!

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    JulieD — February 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    This dip looks so good, Stephanie!!

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    Liz — February 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I think basil would win with thyme a close second! I hate wasting herbs, too!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Oooh, this dip sounds amazing. Gotta love fresh herbs!

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    Natasha — February 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I love cilantro!!

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    Georgiana — February 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I love basil! So good on pizza too!

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    Rachael — February 16, 2013 at 3:19 am

    This is an interesting product. Is it all natural?

    I’d have to say cilantro is by far my favorite, but I use parsley more than anything. ;)

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    Julia — February 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Basil and cilantro are my two favorites herbs. Oh and sometimes mint!

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    Meryl — February 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Basil and cilantro.

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    Louis — February 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Basil and oregano.

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    Sarah — February 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Basil is definitely my favorite.

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    Jan b — February 17, 2013 at 2:02 am

    My favorite herb is basil. It even smells heavenly.

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    Shannon C — February 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Tarragon!

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    hillary — February 17, 2013 at 11:03 am

    My favorite herb is dill. I LOVE it with sour cream or for a very simple veggie dip with yogurt.

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    Andrea — February 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I love basil, it’s one of those things that makes me think what amazing nature is!

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    megan — February 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    My favorite herb is dill! Great giveaway!!

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    Erin — February 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I love chives!

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    Jenny — February 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    My favorite herb is sweet basil… nothing smells more like Summer to me and reminds me of my beloved Italian Nana. Sweet perfection!

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    Lisa — February 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    My favorite is fresh basil!

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    Annette — February 18, 2013 at 3:10 am

    It depends on the time of the year/what I’m cooking. Currently, I can’t get enough Sage.

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    Serena — February 18, 2013 at 9:11 am

    One favorite is hard to pick but I guess it would have to be cilantro.

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    Serena — February 18, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Choosing just one is difficult but I guess it would be cilantro.

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    Liz Blunt — February 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I like rosemary when I have it growing in my garden, but I also use a lot of garlic, too.

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    Kimmy — February 20, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Oh… i love cilantro and rosemary… very different but both so very amazing!

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