This Green Dip is a nutritious and kid-tested recipe that’s bursting with flavor. We made this dip in our food literacy class and the kids loved it! They gobbled every morsel and even asked for second helpings.
Green Dip Recipe
This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks: Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero. This is adapted from her “So Good, So Green Dipping Sauce.”
- 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, quartered and stems removed
- 1 large clove garlic, peeled
- 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- Juice from one lime
- 1/4 of a large head of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped, tough ends removed
- 1 large handful of spinach leaves
- 1 cup cilantro leaves
- 3 whole green onions, roughly chopped, roots removed
- Salt to taste
Farmers market ingredients: jalapeno, garlic, olive oil, lime, lettuce, spinach, cilantro, green onion
Supermarket ingredients: mayonnaise, salt
Combine all of the above ingredients in a food processor until well blended and creamy. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
Yield: 2 cups sauce
Tips: This sauce makes a great chip dip for tortilla chips. It’s also fantastic on fish tacos.
Recipe and photo by Amber Stott.
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