Some people embrace Friday night in all of its throw-back-a-few-to-forget-the-week glory. Others are catching up on Netflix after crawling into pj’s and diving into pizza. I won’t say I don’t indulge in either of these. But my true weekend night love affair is with a table full of tasty small bites that I can nosh on sporadically while I dig in to a good book, catch up on the DVR, hunker down for some writing, or indulge in a few end-of-the-week beverages with friends.
That said, weekend nights should be carefree, right? We all worked hard all week – too hard to come home and make elaborate meals or snacks, that’s for sure.
So, this is an easy go-to for Friday or Saturday night… or a last-minute Monday night football party. Whether you’re curling up for some cheesy cable movies, or you’re hosting a spur-of-the-moment soiree, this dip is faster than stopping at the store and standing in the lines, and low-cal enough that you can eat the whole bowl if you’re in that kind of mood. And it’s the end of the week. So you probably are.
Fresh and creamy with a touch of bright citrus, this dip is a bit reminiscent of a tzatziki, but takes the cumbersome process of dealing with cucumber out of the equation. You can serve it with veggies to be super healthy, but I love some hearty pumpernickel or toasted rye to dig in.
Cheers to the weekend… Or Monday night. Either way, you can get to the “cheers” part of the night far faster with a quick app like this – and that’s something to which we can all raise a glass.
- 1 16 oz container fat free sour cream
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh dill (if you don't have access to fresh dill, substitute to dried dill instead, but reduce the quantity to a third of of a cup, at most)
- Rinse dill, then cut into small pieces.
- Stir together all ingredients.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Serve alongside vegetables or bread, or use as sandwich spread.
- Storage: Refrigerate for up to a week.
- Want creamier dip? Add 1/4 cup of mayo.