I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. May and June were really busy months for me (Greece, my dance recital and beach trip) and I didn’t have much time or energy to devote to the kitchen. Now that things have slowed down a bit, I am finally getting excited about preparing some new meals! My goal for July is to make a really awesome duck dish. Duck confit is one of my favorite things to order in a restaurant, but I’ve never attempted to cook it myself. Why not give it a shot!?
In the meantime, I thought I would share with you a delicious appetizer inspired by a recipe found on Fitsugar that is insanely low in calories and scrumptious. You will not believe how delicious and decadent this dip tastes. Give it a try for your next dinner party, or just make it for yourself and snack on it throughout the week!
1 bunch swiss chard, ribs removed (I used one bag from Trader Joe’s)
1 yellow onion-sliced
4 cloves garlic-chopped
3/4 cup cottage cheese (I used 4% milk fat)
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
juice of 1 lemon
Combine swiss chard, onions, garlic and water in a stock pot over medium heat. Cook about 10-15 minutes, until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
Transfer cooked vegetables into a blender (I swear by my Vitamix) and add cheeses, lemon juice and salt and pepper until combined. Taste again for salt!
Serve with rice thins or cracker of your choice! I think this tastes best served warm, so keep it covered with foil in the oven on low heat until your guests arrive.
People will NOT believe you when you tell them it’s healthy!