I recently received an email from Grandma Pellegrini. Yes, she does email now, she has a gmail account, and most recently a Facebook account, and is quite good at it. She is also good at ordering interesting things on amazon. Mostly cooking equipment. Just the other day I walked into her kitchen and a new ice cream maker was buzzing, churning some terra cotta colored apricot ice cream which had a spectacular tang. Since her bundt cake was so popular several months ago, I thought you’d like this recipe as well… this is what it said:
“I have been working on the spinach dip and really like the final results; see what you think.
- 1/4 cup cut up scallions
- 1/2 clove garlic
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
- 4 or 5 basil leaves
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
- 3/4 tsp salt
- Pinch of green Stevia powder (1/8 tsp was too sweet)
- 2/3 cp olive oil
- 4 Tbs vinegar or lemon juice or both
- Pulp from 1 small avocado (optional)
- Blend together in food processor everything except avocado 'til very smooth;
- Add avocado and blend only 'til well incorporated.
Notes from Grandma P.:
"I decided on the avocado after making it; it gives it a more velvety texture."
"I get green Stevia powder at Organica (bulk)."
"I have so much green dip now I'm freezing some and taking some to church for coffee hour. I making little tea sandwiches for lunch now on my rosemary-cheese bread ."
So to all you lovely cooks out there… tell us what you think… I love it. But then again, I love most green things.