Happy Fourth of July! For my family, this fast-approaching holiday is the official kick-off to summer and a fun reason to get together with family and friends. We’ll spend the day at a BBQ, feasting on corn on the cob, watermelon, and burgers. This year, I have a delicious hummus dip recipe to share at the festivities, thanks to my friends at Stonyfield and Late July.
Stonyfield invited me to use their organic yogurt as the key element in a healthy dip, so I consulted my smallest assistant—my daughter, G—for help. Together, we scrolled through the dip recipes on the Stonyfield website, deciding to make hummus, a perennial favorite it our house (it didn’t hurt that my husband was in the background yelling “make hummus! make hummus!”). We elected to combine two recipes (this one and this one) to make our own version, which is what makes dips a great addition to any party—you can easily adapt the recipe to your taste buds.
Our twist on hummus is as follows:
1 cup Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Yogurt
5 Tb Tahini
1 1/2 16 ounce cans of garbanzo (chick) peas
Juice of half of one lemon
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of pepper (or to taste)
1 clove of garlic (or to taste)
Put all of the ingredients in the blender. Blend. Taste. Adjust the flavoring as needed.
“This tastes just like hummus, Mama,” G marveled, as she devoured scoop after scoop. (I really should cook more often for this kid.) We ate our dip with Sea Salt by the Seashore Multigrain Tortilla Chips, provided by Late July. This was our first time trying these organic, gluten-free, non-GMO chips, and they were addictive. I especially liked that the chips are made by a family owned and operated company here in Massachusetts—what a delicious way for us to eat local.
And dips—what a great way to get my kids to try new flavors! I often struggle with their differing palates. My son, R, for example, loves spinach while G won’t have one bite of it. They both love carrots, but balk at herbs. A dip of their favorites—with some different tastes thrown in there, too—may just be my secret weapon to get them to try something new.
Until then, we’ll celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, friends, and my new chip and dip combo!
Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. As a Stonyfield Blogger, I received free product from Stonyfield and Late July for this post. All opinions are my own.