Green Goddess Goat Cheese Dip

6 to 8 servings
10 min prep time
10 min total time

Bright, zippy, and verdantly green, this goat cheese dip gets an extra silky texture from frozen peas, plus vibrant herbaceous flavor from a bounty of tender green herbs. The choice of herbs is up to you!

Ingredients

2 (4-ounce) packages Vermont Creamery Goat Cheese

3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish

Freshly grated zest of 1 lemon, about 2 teaspoons

1/2 serrano pepper

1 clove garlic, peeled

1 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley leaves, roughly chopped

1/2 cup basil leaves, roughly chopped

1/4 cup fresh dill, roughly chopped, plus sprigs for garnish

2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for garnish

Freshly ground pepper, for garnish

 

Assorted crunchy vegetables for dipping such as baby carrots, blanched asparagus, snap peas, radishes, little gems and cucumber slices

Directions

  • STEP 1

    Combine all ingredients except pepper and vegetables in blender; blend until smooth. If too thick, add 1 tablespoon water at a time until desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings. (You can make dip a day ahead of time. Transfer to container, press plastic wrap directly on surface of dip to prevent oxidation and refrigerate until ready to serve.)

  • STEP 2

    To serve, transfer dip to shallow serving bowl; garnish with extra drizzle of olive oil, a few torn sprigs of dill and pepper. Place bowl on serving platter; arrange vegetables around dip. Serve immediately.