As most of you know, I grow my own fresh vegetables, nine months out of the year. One of the most ask questions I get is, “What do you do with all those fresh vegetables”? I eat the most of them but I do give about 25% of them to family and friends.
When I pass them on, I also try to give them one of my favorite recipes for this easy dip. I use this on cold and hot, fresh vegetables.
This can be used as a cold dip, salad dressing or drizzled over steamed vegetables.
1/2 cup of your favorite Italian Dressing
1/2 cup of Mayonnaise
Shake in a lidded jar until completely incorporated. Chill for 2-3 hours before using. Store in the refrigerator between uses.
When I use the recipe on hot fresh vegetables, I change it a little bit with a little Cream Cheese.
1/2 Cup of your favorite Italian Dressing
2 Ounces of Cream Cheese [room temperature]
1/3 Cup of Mayonnaise
Follow the directions from above, making sure the cream cheese has mixed throughout the dressing before refrigerating.
If you want some help growing your own fresh vegetables, check out www.GrowingWhatYouEat.com where I share all my gardening secrets.
Eating fresh organic vegetables every day is one of the top ways to keep yourself healthy and alert for the future.
Try this recipe at your next gathering but be ready to chop a lot of fresh vegetables.