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Green Monster Dip

Green Monster DipKids will have fun dipping their favorite colorful vegetable into this monstrously good dip. This bright green concoction is great both as a dip or spread.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen edamame (soybeans)
3/4 cup California walnuts
1/2 cup lightly packed parsley
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 small clove garlic, pressed
1/4 teaspoon salt

Suggested veggie dippers: Carrot sticks, bright red, yellow or orange bell pepper strips, cherry tomatoes, jicama strips or zucchini coins

Cooking Directions:

  1. If using frozen edamame, rinse under warm water until thawed.
  2. Place edamame, walnuts, parsley, yogurt, garlic and salt in food processor. Whirl until smooth. You can safely store this dip in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Makes 10 servings.

Pinwheel Variation: Spread on lavosh bread (flatbread) or flour tortilla. Top with fresh spinach, shredded carrots, feta cheese, and avocado; roll up and slice into 1-inch rounds.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 140; Total Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Total Carbs: 7g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 5mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Walnut Marketing Board.