Yesterday we hosted our first BBQ since moving into our new home. We love entertaining and it’s so great to have a huge backyard and a full-sized grill. Plus, our new house is plenty big and not all of our “living space” furniture is crammed into one room anymore! I think last night’s BBQ was a great success–everyone seemed to really enjoy the food, beverages and conversation. YAY!
We had burgers, brats, a veggie platter, a fruit platter, and our friends each brought a little something to share. There were crackers and olives stuffed with anchovies and wine and these OMG-to-die-for-sweet potato fries baked with pumpkin pie spices (Thanks, Nicole and Brian–you two are brilliant!). Are you drooling yet? Well, if not, I think you will be soon because I’m finally going to get the point of this post…
Coconut-Dill Veggie Dip
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon yellow mustard seed, ground
- 1/4 teaspoon dill (fresh is best, but dried dill weed will work just fine)
- top half of a 15 ounce can of coconut cream (make sure you don’t shake it up before opening; you want to use the top half of the can b/c that’s where the most fat/cream/pulp has settled–if you use too much of the liquid below it, the dip will be too runny to dip veggies into)
- Combine spices in a mini bowl.
- Scoop out of the can into a small bowl the top half of the coconut cream.
- Blend the spices into the coconut cream.
- Chill for about 5 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Serve and enjoy!
oh wow THANK YOU! I’ve been scouring the internet trying to find a way to save my paleo mayo, I had an inkling I could use the pulp from coconut cream to thicken it but I didn’t want to waste it if it didn’t work. You’ve given me confidence to try it. Yes, every other recipe said to add more non-paleo foods or start from scratch (I tried 3 times) so I’m really excited to try this!