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RECIPE:  SPICY FIESTA DIP

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ZESTY FIESTA DIP
ZESTY FIESTA DIP

Spicy Mexican yogurt-based dip with a hint of sweetness and a touch of lime.

This recipe is mostly greek yogurt, with only a bit of mayonnaise added to give it a desired creaminess.

Serve with veggie sticks or whole grain tortilla chips.

PREP TIME:  5-7 min

MAKES:   1 cup

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 sachet TASTE OF SANTA FE spice blend

  • ¾ cup (170g) greek yoghurt

  • 2 TBSP (30 ml) mayonnaise

  • 2 tsp (10 ml) fresh lime juice

  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)

  • 1-2 tsp coconut or palm sugar

PREPARATION

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well to thoroughly blend.  Cover and place in fridge until ready to serve.

 

NOTE:  it's best if you can let it sit 30 minutes in the fridge before serving in order to soften the spices and give the flavours a chance to develop at bit.

SERVE

Top with fresh chili rings/slices, and cilantro or chives and sprinkle with a bit of chilli powder or paprika -  all of the above go towards looks and a bit of an extra flavor kick!

 

Serve with fresh veggies (carrots, celery and bell pepper slices) or whole-grain tortilla chips.

Recipe & Photo Credit:  Cathy Menees

SPICY / HEAT LEVEL

 

If you like it to be a little less spicy, just add a bit more yogurt.  Want more spice? Use less yogurt and then just adjust the salt to taste. 

SWEET & SOUR BALANCE

 

Good chefs are always quick to tell you that a winning dish hits all your tastebuds (sweet, salt, sour and bitter) so don't skimp on the lime or the sugar...they're in there for a reason.  :-)

 

 

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