hi there! lesley here, today i am sharing a fun snack idea for you and your little ones. asparagus is actually the perfect finger food, even toddlers will love dipping them. this yummy yogurt-herb dip is slightly adapted from at the farmers market with kids. i love this book because it breaks down what kids can help with in each recipe and is also loaded with facts about choosing, storing, and different varieties of vegetables.
asparagus spears with yogurt-herb dip
from at the farmers market with kids
You will need:
– ice cubes
start by preparing the asparagus. this is a fun step to do with kids. after washing the spears have them snap the ends off. asparagus have a natural breaking point and snap right off. in the meantime, get a pot of water boiling and fill a bowl with ice.
boil for 3-4 minutes, until the asparagus turns bright green. rinse and then place in a large bowl filled with ice for about 10 minutes.
for the yogurt dip: in a small bowl scoop out a 1/2 cup of yogurt. chop fresh herbs and mix in. add salt and lemon and combine. you could also add a clove of minced garlic. yum!
simple + fresh and perfect for this time of year. the greek yogurt adds a great dose of protein too. kids will love helping stir the dip and then eat up their hard work. enjoy!
– 1 lb asparagus
– 1/2 cup greek yogurt
– 1 teaspoon rosemary (i substituted rosemary for chives)
– 1 teaspoon flat parsley
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– juice from half a lemon