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pesto-ish spread

So people have been beating me down at theCross recently to post some recipes.  Unfortunately, my computer decided back in May to stop cooperating with me and I have been computer-less ever since.  While it’s been nice doing things other than surfing the internet in the evening when I get home, I’ve really missed this little blog, and I’ve missed sharing some great recipes.  I’ve also really missed Pinterest, which is just not the same on my phone as it is on a nice big monitor!

In response to all these crazy Bible-beaters (joking) begging me for recipes, I’m going to post one…just one for now as I am at work and wanting to leave soon.  So I’ll go for the fave…the one that people practically want to lick off their plates every time I make it…the one I am now calling the “pesto-ish spread”.

I really made this one up in my head, and I don’t always write these things down, so just experiment if you make it yourself…don’t follow my measurements to the letter, do what you like and add your own “ish”.

Sorry, no photo this time.

what’s in it

about a cup of non-fat greek yogurt

dollop of non-fat or low-fat sour cream

juice from 1 lemon or lime, depends on what you like best

a handful or two of leafy greens such as spinach, kale, watercress, arugula or any combination thereof

about a tablespoon of olive oil

basil or mint, depending on what you’re serving with


2-3 garlic cloves

dash of red pepper flakes

dash of black pepper

couple shakes of cumin

salt to taste (add at the very end)

how it comes together

by the grace of god…haha just kidding, well not really but you know.

pack all the green stuff in the bottom of a food processor, then add the garlic, the spices (except salt), then pour on all the liquid stuff

yeah…that’s it

serve with anything.  literally anything.  well except cake…it may not taste so good with cake.

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