The Fridge Diaries is a segment on The Aspiring RD where I will open my fridge to you, dear readers, and show you all of its magical secrets. Some may be new to you. Some may be shameful for me. But most importantly, they will all be an honest and true representation of what a soon-to-be RD is eating.
Today’s Item: Whole Foods Green Goddess Dip
The Lowdown: A combination of avocado, scallion, parsley, lime juice, tofu, cayenne pepper and whole lot of other stuff I can’t remember right now because I don’t have the container in front of me. Because I had to leave it at home for fear of eating it all in one sitting in the Tufts library.
Used For: Spreading on sammies, dip for veggies, a vehicle for sticking tomato slices to leftover steak.
Katie’s Score: 5 YUMS
Mike’s Score: We’re still doing this??
Let’s be honest – hummus has kind of had its moment. It has been the staple on party tables, the typical vegetarian option on a menu, the go-to easy contribution to a potluck. I think we can finally say that we have exhausted the uses for hummus. And that declaration couldn’t come soon enough for me.
Look, I love my Sabra. I frequently contemplate why other hummus brands even try. You’ll never get it better than they do. Seriously, what do they put in that stuff? It will most likely be found to be illegal on the US market soon, so stock up while you can.
Even with the magic that is Sabra, I still get bored with its use as my sandwich glue and snack dip. So I break out once in a while and trade up for spreadable Laughing Cow wedges or the Trader Joe’s Cilantro and Chive Yogurt Dip.
But the honest truth is that I get bored. And that I love a unique condiment. And that when I went to Whole Foods last week to buy an ungodly amount of steak, I spent a lot of time wandering the store trying to remember how to grocery shop and found myself in the dip aisle.
Now, dips are tricky. They are usually loaded with saturated fat and calories even when they sound relatively innocuous. Take Spinach and Artichoke Dip. This may shock you, but that tasty, creamy mouth-feel you are experiencing when eating it as actually due to the cheese and cream, not the spinach. Crazy, I know.
So when I picked up this Green Goddess dip, my expectations were pretty low. It just looked too delicious. And side note here? Whoever started using the word “goddess” on dips and dressings, bravo. I hope you branded that because you’ve made a mint. However along with hummus, I’m ready for the new “goddess.”
Back to the dip…I figured I might as well check out the ingredients.
In the basket she went with high expectations for the “new hummus.”
I broke the dip open as soon as I got home.
And GG put the nail in hummus’s coffin.
This dip is light, fresh and has a definite kick from the cayenne, but it still tastes rich and satisfying. The mixture of herbs is unique and allows the dip to shine on some fresh baguette and even stand up to a leftover steak sandwich. I have had it on snap peas, with pita chips and as a way to glue tomato slices to more leftover steak. Cause I was running out of ways to eat steak.
I found this in the pre-made section at Whole Foods – where the ready-made sandwiches and soups are in my store. I definitely recommend that you pick it up to add a little excitement into your weekly lunches and dip platters.
Even if you love hummus, there can be room in the world for both. I guess.
- The Aspiring RD