I love this time of year and all of the wonderful, fresh produce the summer brings. My dad is what I’d like to call a greenie genie, or in other words, an incredible gardener. And I’m very grateful that he’s so generous with his delicious vegetables. Farmer Ed (a.k.a. my dad) gardens as a hobby. His garden is pretty amazing for someone who only gardens as an avocation. His garden is 3/4 of an acre, which is considerably big for a back-yard vegetable patch. He has a fence around the perimeter as well as some kind of string barrier on top of it, attached to a post. Not really sure what it’s called. And the best part is, he uses organic farming methods.
I guess I have a right to the wonderful produce since my sisters and brothers did our fair share of weeding the garden growing up! My dad grows blueberries; raspberries; corn (my FAVORITE); green and red bell peppers; potatoes; zucchini; yellow squash; green beans; snap peas (my number 2 favorite); pumpkins; tomatoes (I’m still waiting on those!); cucumbers; Concord grapes; cantaloupe; and watermelon (can’t wait for these to be ready)! I appreciate all my dad’s hard work and it is HARD work.
Yesterday, he made a delivery to my house. I was blessed with corn, green beans, string beans, cucumbers, and green bell peppers. I don’t mind eating vegetables plain but today I was REALLY craving onion dip for these goodies. Only problem is onion dip is not very healthy and I am trying to be a good girl. So today after I got home from summer school, I decided to make onion dip with a Lipton Soup mix and Greek Yogurt. I was apprehensive about how it would turn out, but I swear you can’t even taste the difference!
Greek Yogurt Vegetable Dip
2 6 oz containers of Fage 0% Fat–Free Greek Yogurt
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
Mix yogurt and soup mix together.
Serve with your favorite vegetables.
So easy and delicious!