Garlic Basil Dip

SAVE THE DATE – The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team made the Sweet 16. They play Baylor in Houston this Friday, March 27th, 7:27 ET.  It’s the first time since 1959 the Gaels have won in tournament play. Cause to celebrate? I think so!

Seeing as flights from Oakland to Houston are a staggering $800, I’m not going to make it and neither will my friends. It won’t keep us from cheering on the boys though and there’s no better way to enjoy a game than with a cold beer and some good appetizers.

One of my favorite finger foods are Baked Potato Wedges with a Garlic Basil Dip. This is a perfect low fat option, that’s packed with flavor. I like to make a lot of dip. Not only does it last a long time in the refrigerator, it’s great with all sorts of veggies or as a spread for a sandwich.  For Friday though, I want something a little heartier than vegetables and potatoes are just the thing.

Garlic Basil Dip

2 cups fat free mayonnaise
¼ cup packed fresh basil, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, zested and juiced

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

Baked Potato Wedges coming on Friday….

About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.

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