SP Premium


Garlic dip and quick update

Friday, July 02, 2010

So I usually end the week with a vlog... and maybe I still will later. But for now, I'm uber busy at work, working out and teaching. My plans this weekend is to go wine tasting tomorrow, I have a hiking date on Sunday and then hiking with another friend on Monday since I have the day.

As requested, here is the garlic dip recipe (estimated)

8 elephant garlic cloves, peeled and rinsed, chopped into quarters
6 regular garlic cloves, peeled and rinsed
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 package (4 ounces) cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese, softened
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar (do not use regular, it will look like barf)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dry white wine
sea salt or kosher salt to taste (a pinch or two)
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Toss first three ingredients in a baking dish and bake 25-40 minutes until roasted/browned, but not squishy (you will have to watch)
Let cool for a while. Then put roasted garlic and all other ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. You may need to spatula chunks off the side between pulses to get it all mixed.

Chill for a few hours and serve with breads and crudite!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    3410 days ago
    Yummy! emoticon Thanks for the recipe! emoticon
    Best wishes on your 4th of July weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3428 days ago
    Elephant garlic is actually more of an onion/leek so its different favor than garlic and more to add to dish just in size.
    3428 days ago
    Sounds yummy! Just out of curiosity, why do you choose to use both elephant garlic and regular? I have never used the elephant garlic before but am a total garlic lover!

    3428 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.