Saturday, May 29, 2010
Mediterranean Cucumber Dip
Can I say that I just love a recipe where everything goes into the food processor, and after a few pulses....... Voila! Beautiful appetizer or snack to put out for a visit with friends. Can't beat that.
I whipped this up after seeing it on 'Spice and Easy' on the Food Network one weekend. It went with me to a cookout, and all I have to say is that it did not return to my house. Big hit.
Recipe adapted from Janet Johnston and foodnetwork.com
8 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 red bell pepper seeded and chopped, plus 1/4, for garnish
1 lemon, zested
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoon dried Mediterranean oregano
4 teaspoons chopped mint leaves
2 seedless cucumbers, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
Put the goat cheese, yogurt, red bell pepper, lemon zest, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and the mint in a food processor and puree until smooth.
Serve alongside sliced cucumbers for dipping.