Christmas Pesto Dip

I am sorry you haven’t heard from me in a few weeks. Christmas season has caught up with me! We have been busy every weekend, and most nights after work. Most people struggle over the holidays with having to cook for multiple parties. This week alone I have to take a dish to 4 parties! One of my new favorite dips is a very, very simple pesto dip.  It is only three ingredients plus items to dip in it. I love easy dips because it helps me get in more raw veggies.  Greek yogurt can be used in place of sour cream to get in a little more protein. This dip turns out to be a beautiful festive color especially if you use red bell peppers and broccoli for dippers.  While two of the ingredients are higher in fat, using a low fat sour cream or Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise helps to cut a lot of calories.  Basil is loaded with beta-carotene and also has some anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy!

Pesto Dip

1 cup reduced fat or fat free sour cream or Greek yogurt

2 TBSP pesto (store bought or homemade)

¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

To Dip:  Sweet peppers, crackers, tortilla chips (Beanitos are one of my new favorites), carrots, celery, broccoli, etc.

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