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Lemon Tahini Dip with Crudites - a perfect appetizer, super delicious yet decently light, lean and healthy.
Lemon Tahini Dip
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
A perfect appetizer, super delicious yet decently light, lean and healthy.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 16
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons tahini*
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 ounces Neufchâtel cheese**
  • finely grated zest of 1 small lemon
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 medium cloves garlic if your cloves are large, use just one
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except olive oil, in a blender or food processor container. Blend or process till smooth. Remove to a bowl and stir olive oil in by hand. Serve with crudites, crackers, pita chips, etc.
  2. If, after being refrigerated, the dip is too thick, it can be thinned with a bit of water.
Recipe Notes

* Tahini is an everyday product at Middle Eastern markets and is becoming more and more common at larger grocery stores but you can also purchase it online (this is a super buy, 2 large jars for 10.49 - and free shipping if you have Amazon Prime). Once you've opened tahini, store it in the refrigerator to keep it from getting rancid.

** Neufchâtel cheese will usually be found right next to the cream cheese in the dairy section of the grocery store. It's lower in fat and has a slightly higher moisture content. If you can't find it or don't want to run out and buy it, cream cheese will work just fine.