Greek Goddess Dip With Vegetable Crudité
Delicata Squash Gruyère Gratin… three of my favorite things. This gratin is an indulgence. The sweet, creamy delicata squash melts into the creamy, nutty backdrop of Gruyère cheese punctuated by hints of fresh thyme. A delicious, satisfying, comforting side dish that would be a perfect addition to the Thanksgiving table. The best part? This gratin is low carb and keto-friendly and provides a significant amount of Vitamin A per serving, which is an immune-boosting nutrient. Okay, four of my favorite things!
VEGETARIAN ✓ LOW CARB ✓ KETO ✓ GLUTEN-FREE ✓
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The Ingredients For Greek Goddess Dip
This Greek Goddess Dip is a close relative to the much loved Green Goddess dip or dressing. A creamy mix of fresh herbs, scallions, garlic, yogurt, mayo, and lemon juice, this Greek version sets itself apart by the addition of Feta cheese. (And I honestly believe, everything is better with cheese.) The herbs are a mix of fresh dill, parsley, mint, and basil. This recipe hails from Melissa Clark at The New York Times and is one that I have made over and over. I sometimes switch up the herbs based on what I have on hand or what is abundant in the garden.
What Is A Crudité Platter?
Crudités, which means “raw things” in French, are a French appetizer which consists of sliced fresh raw vegetables usually with a dipping sauce or vinaigrette to dip them in. For this crudité platter I included both raw vegetables and a few that were lightly steamed to sweeten and soften them slightly. I also added one of my favorite splurges to add a crispy, salty crunch. Read more on the details below.
Favorite Vegetables For This Crudité Platter
- Cucumber – I prefer Persian cucumbers for their smaller size. They make great spears when cut lengthwise.
- Endive – One of my go-to additions to the dip platter or cheese board. They are strong, scoopable, and have almost no carbs. Read more here.
- Fresh Snap Peas – Springy, crunchy, and sweet, they are such a treat.
- Asparagus – Another great spear, asparagus is a fabulous, springy addition to the dip platter.
- Carrots – A gold standard of crudités, I love mixing different colors of carrots and keeping their tops on.
- Radishes – Radishes in their many shapes, sizes, and colors are another great low carb vegetable.
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes – For a crispier, heavier bite, to offset all the fresh, these potatoes add some decadence and are brilliant with dips. Recipe coming soon.
- Pea Shoots – I love using these in salads, platters, and grazing boards to add a wild and fresh style.
How To Assemble The Crudité Platter
First, rinse and prepare your vegetables. Slice the carrots and cucumbers into spears. Separate the endive leaves. Clean the radishes. And quickly steam the asparagus and snap peas, then plunge them into an ice bath to retain their bright green.
Once the prep work has been done, it is just simply laying them out on the serving tray around the dip. I like to use this round dip platter and to create mirror images on both sides. It is visually appealing but also gives guests easy access to all the choices from either side of the table. Watch below to see how I styled them.
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How To Make: Greek Goddess Dip
|0.5 Cup Fresh Dill Pack it into the measuring cup.
|0.5 Cup Fresh Mint Pack it into the measuring cup.
|0.5 Cup Fresh Parsely Pack it into the measuring cup.
|0.5 Cup Fresh Basil Pack it into the measuring cup.
|2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
|2 Scallions, Sliced
|1.5 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
|0.5 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
|0.5 Cup Feta Cheese, Crumbled
|0.5 Cup Greek Yogurt I use Fage Yogurt made with Whole Milk
|0.25 Cup Mayonnaise
|Pinch Sea Salt, To Taste
|Fresh Vegetable Crudité
|Crispy Smashed Potatoes