On our recent visit to Tanaka Farms, we sampled some of their fresh organic veggies along with a Cilantro dip. I didn’t think I was hungry but couldn’t pass up tasting the vibrant veggies and dip. The freshness of the veggies along with the crisp taste of the dip turned out to be an amazing little snack!
I asked for the recipe right there and then. I picked up a very healthy bunch of cilantro and a couple of beautiful lemons from the farm so I could go home and and make this delicious dip for my family.
This healthy dip (or sauce) is so easy to make and can be used as base for you to add to and experiment with. The dip can easily be used over tofu, chicken, fish, veggies, rice, roasted potatoes, etc. I changed the original recipe just a bit. We enjoyed the dip with some tortilla chips and freshly sliced cucumbers. We finished up the remaining dip the following day with some crackers and cheese.
In the future I plan on adding some red pepper flakes to spice it up. The original recipe was heavenly but I love to change recipes up to make them my own. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 Bunch Cilantro
- 1/2 cup of Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup of water
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- Lemon Zest
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice - Freshy Squeezed
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Put Olive Oil and water in blender or food processor, add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.