One of the saddest things about living in good ole Canada is our lack of Trader Joe's. It is really sad. I love Trader Joe's and Whole Foods (we don't have one of those either). I used to be able to eat a bag of TJ's dark chocolate covered pretzels in one sitting. So maybe it is a good thing we don't have TJ's here...
Anyways, the nice thing is that it is sort of easy to figure out how to recreate your favorite TJ's products at home (start by Googling). While on vacation in the U.S. back in July, I discovered the absolutely delicious Kale and Spinach Greek Yogurt dip from Trader Joe's. I think we went through 2 or 3 tubs of it while I was on vacation (approx. 10 days), because it was so good, and I loved it so much. Of course, I had to figure out how to get my dip fix once I got back to Ottawa.
So, I made this dip for my friend's birthday party at the cottage (along with this yummy summer boozy Arnold Palmer and these cookies). It is way better than the TJ's version, so go make it immediately.
Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!! Hope your weekend is safe, fun, and full of delicious food!!
Kale and Spinach Greek Yogurt DipInspired by Trader Joes, from How Sweet It Is
1 container of plain 2% Greek yogurt (or about 2 cups of your favorite)
3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup finely chopped kale
1 cup finely chopped spinach
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
2 garlic cloves, smashed, then finely minced or pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine. Chop everything as finely as possible. Refrigerate for several hours before serving for maximum flavor! Serve with chips, crackers or vegetables.