“The Laughing Cow® provided me with product and a $10 gift card for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.”
I'm almost two years into blogging and I realized recently that I haven't shared very many healthy, light recipes. I have a few, here and there, like my Asparagus Soup with Dill Oil Drizzle and Freezable Cooked Salsa, but they haven't been as frequent as they should be. So, today I'm happy to be sharing a light dip with you. The Laughing Cow® sent me three kinds of their light cheese wedges to try out and make into a great snack idea. I received Light White Cheddar, Light Swiss, and Light Queso Fresco and Chipotle. I decided the white cheddar would make a great veggie dip. With each cheese wedge having just 35 calories, I used the whole package for this dip and the entire bowl is just 288 calories!! Did you know garlic has 4 calories a clove?
I thought it was great as a veggie dip, but my husband thought it would be great as a spread on a cucumber roll, and made me go buy more cheese to make them! I'll tell you how I put those together at the bottom of this post, because I preferred the dip 🙂 It's simple to put together with just three ingredients, then you just let it chill for a few hours so the flavors meld. Of course, you could dive right in, but I recommend waiting so the garlic is infused with the cheese and not quite as strong. It's still a little strong, but it goes great with fresh, crisp vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, or whatever you prefer.
Garlicky White Cheddar and Dill Veggie Dip
- 1 containers 8 wedges The Laughing Cow® Light White Cheddar
- 2 cloves garlic finely minced
- ¼ tsp dried dill crushed
- Put the cheese wedges in a small mixing bowl. Add in the minced garlic, and dried dill, crushing the dill between your fingers. Mix with a wooden spoon, then cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Now, the cucumber rolls are also very easy to put together and would make a great last minute appetizer for unexpected guests or those times when your running late and don't have time to make anything else, if you already have the dip prepared. The ¾ cup dip will be enough spread for 3 rolls. All you need is three flour tortillas, ¾ cup chopped cucumber, and 3 tablespoons sliced green onion ( green part only). Spread the prepared dip with a knife or spatula over one side of each tortilla, leaving off the edges by an inch, then sprinkle with ¼ cup of the cucumber and 1 tablespoon of the green onion. Carefully roll up and slice with a sharp knife into one inch pieces.