Last week I went out of town to sing a gig, and I got to see my family for a brief time. We always loved Sunday night finger foods growing up ~ cheese and crackers, summer sausage (Or is it somer? I actually have no idea), chips and dips and some kind of fruity-fizzy drink.
I made the fruity-fizzy drink: a concoction of La Croix Grapefruit and juice, with a hint of lime.
My mom provided the cheese and sausage, chips and salsa, chocolate chip cookies, etc.
My sister made tsatziki dip with veggies and pita.
There were more offerings than that, but to make a long story short, wouldn’t tsatziki dip make a great salad?
It is so good, and basically, I’ve been living on it the past few days.
Here’s what I did:
TSATZIKI BROCCOLI SALAD
In a large bowl, combine the following:
- A small container of Greek yogurt (or coconut milk yogurt ~ that’s what I used)
- A small container of sour cream (please, for the love of God, do not use the low-fat. Just remember that the words low-fat usually mean high-sugar, so don’t do it!)
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- The zest and juice of one lemon
- One bunch of dill (if you have fresh, use the whole thing. If you are using dried, use around 2 teaspoons) ~ can you ever have too much dill?
- Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- 3-4 green onions, chopped
- At least half of a cucumber, diced (I love the little ones, or the English ones in the wrapper). Peel and de-seed if you want. I de-seeded but didn’t peel. I’m not sure any of it matters, honestly.
Stir all of those ingredients together and let them get to know each other for a few minutes.
Then chop and drop your favorite vegetables!
- Broccoli for sure!
- Water chestnuts would be awesome in this
- Even boiled eggs or pulled chicken
- Pasta would be amazing, of course
- And feta might be over-the-top amazing…
You can get as crazy as you want, or just stick with broccoli.
This is a great way to get your veggies in, and if you struggle with dairy, you can leave out the sour cream and just do the coconut yogurt.
Try this ~ I think you’ll love it!