tomato basil cheese dip/log {S}

This flavor combo was quite a hit at a recent baby-shower I attended, so I thought I’d share it! [even though I have no photos :( ]

What I used:
1- 8 oz package of cream cheese-softened at room temp

1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes {they are like tomato raisins. :) }

2 Tbsp dried Basil

4 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp glucomannan {completely optional, but does firm up the consistency}

2 tsp good kosher or sea salt

1 tsp pepper

2 tsp powdered garlic

2 tsp powdered onion

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a beater for 3-4 minutes or until fully incorporated.

Chill. Form a ball or log and cover with chopped  nuts or seeds {we have a nut allergy so I used sunflower seeds} or keep in a bowl to serve as a dip. Serve with your favorite crackers, but to keep this [S], serve with {THM} flax or other seed crackers!

2 Comments

  1. That cheese ball was AMAZING!! I would love to make it–but I have never heard of glucomannan!!! Where do I find this ingredient? :) Thanks!

    Reply
    • Thank you so much for stopping by, Mrs. Owens! Glucommannan is a dietary fiber powder derived from the konjac root. I think it is mostly available online for purchase. I have never seen it in a store-even the “health store.” It is used as a thickener in foods [similar to cornstarch], and is good for those of us trying to keep our diets “low-glycemic”-such as on the “trim healthy mama” way of eating. It has little to no effect on the blood-sugar, like corn starch or flour would. But you could sub out the glucomannan for a tsp of cornstarch to get similar results. :)

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