Monday, June 6, 2011

Looking for a Cool, Refreshing Snack for a Hot Day??

Today I am participating in Legacy of Home's Open House. All week we will be sharing different aspects of our homemaking and linking up, so we can learn from each other. Why not join us??  Today we are sharing recipes, which is always fun!

If you're looking for a cool, refreshing snack for a hot day, you'll love this:

Cucumber Dip and Baked Pita Chips

Actually, I've shared this recipe on here before, but it is good enough to share again!  I created this recipe last summer after having something similar at a little island cafe when we were house hunting on the Georgia coast.  As soon as I got home, I set about to recreate it!

I've been craving it lately, so I made some this afternoon after I got home all hot and sweaty from running errands. It is quite quick and easy to make!

To make the dip:

Cream together:

2 packages cream cheese, slightly softened


1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced thin
2 TBSP mayonnaise

Mix in:

1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 Tablespoon dill

Scrape the mixing bowl, mixing until creamy and well blended. Chill well in the refrigerator (or in the freezer for a bit if you are impatient!) and serve with baked pita chips and/or raw veggies.

To make the chips:

Take a stack of whole wheat or multi-grain pita bread and cut through all layers into eighths. Toss pieces with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt (or a little garlic powder and sea salt). Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

This is Absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS when you serve warm chips with cold cucumber dip.   Ahhhh!  :)


Phyllis Sather said...

Sounds yummy. I'm going to take this one to the cabin.

Lorie said...

Oh this sounds delicious! Can't wait to try this with all the garden fresh cucumbers this year!

Mrs. Stam said...

sounds deliciously refreshing!!!!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Sounds yummy!

Ina's 5 and our Native Homeschool Blog said...

This recipe sounded so good I saved it go my phone right away. Then last week I made it. I w Tex to come back and tell you my family all enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing!

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