This flavorful dip is a good source of protein, gorgeously green, and very fresh tasting. It not only encourages the rampant eating of veggies — it also has vegetables actually in it already!
Hands-On Time: 5 minutes
Ready In: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 1/4 cups
1 (10-ounce) package of frozen shelled edamame
1 teaspoon grated zest of 1 lime plus 1 1/2 tablespoons of its juice
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic, pressed (optional)
- Cook edamame in boiling, salted water for 10 minutes (it will have come back to a boil for only the final five minutes or so). Drain, then whir in a food processor with remaining ingredients, adding a tablespoon or two of warm water if it seems too thick. Serve with raw vegetables.
Per Serving (1/4 cup): 70 Calories, 7g Protein, 5g Carbs, 2g Fiber, 3g Sugar,3g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 271mg Sodium, 1mg Cholesterol.