Every good cook knows it's important to have a few quick and easy to prepare recipes to whip out when unexpected guests arrive. This is one of those that you can make within a matter of minutes, and it's extremely tasty.
This dip combines two of my favorite things, pesto and fresh cilantro. By using low fat or nonfat yogurt, it's easy to keep the fat and calorie content to a minimum. This dip is wonderful served with plantain chips, tortilla chips, or pita wedges.
Cilantro Pesto Dip
12 oz plain yogurt
3 tbsp prepared pesto (either homeade or purchased)
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
salt/pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Serve immediately, or chill for a bit to allow flavors to combine.