OK...true confession: I am officially on a diet. I joined Weight Watchers 3 weeks ago and am starting to lose some of the extra poundage I put on living through the last 6 months of Coronavirus. It's a very reasonable diet and I do not feel too deprived, but certainly am not making luscious sauces or extravagant desserts at the moment. One cool feature of the WW app is they have tons of recipes. I found this one on their site.
SPICY SRIRACHA CARROT DIP
|The inherent sweetness of carrots melds perfectly |
with the spice of Sriracha and peppery fresh ginger.
1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup reduced calorie mayonnaise
1 tsp. Sriracha sauce, more or less depending on how hot you like it (WW calls for 1 Tbsp.)
A few drops of toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. minced ginger root (WW calls for 2 tsp.)
1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. salt
A few scallions green parts only; more for garnishing
Place carrots in saucepan and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and cook until carrots are very tender. Drain. Chill.
Combine cooked carrots with remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until completely smooth and blended. Serve garnished with scallions. So easy! And so delicious and good for you!
I served the Spicy Carrot Dip with a tray of veggies and an assortment of crackers.
Zinnias are edible, but fairly bitter. OK for a garnish, but would not advise eating them!
THAT'S ALL FOR TODAY!
NEXT TIME I'M GOING TO BRINE AND GRILL
A BIG, FAT PORK CHOP AND SERVE WITH A