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.

   

45 comments

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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! :)

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

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

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

  8. 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!!

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

  10. basil is definitely my favorite herb

  11. I love cilantro!

  12. I love dill and chives!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. This dip looks so good, Stephanie!!

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

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

  22. I love cilantro!!

  23. I love basil! So good on pizza too!

  24. 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. ;)

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

  26. Basil and cilantro.

  27. Basil and oregano.

  28. Basil is definitely my favorite.

  29. My favorite herb is basil. It even smells heavenly.

  30. Tarragon!

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

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

  33. My favorite herb is dill! Great giveaway!!

  34. I love chives!

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

  36. My favorite is fresh basil!

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

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

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

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

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

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