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Creamy Garlic-Herb Dip

Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
Yield 3/4 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
You can prepare this all-purpose dip up to a day ahead. Serve with cauliflower and broccoli florets, carrot and celery sticks, and bell pepper strips.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 55
  • fat 4.4 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 2.5 g
  • carbohydrate 1.5 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 195 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed for 2 minutes or until smooth.