Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Dip
- 8 oz goat cheese
- 1 cup Greek yogurt plain
- 6-8 cloves garlic roasted
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 6 heads belgian endive leaves separated
- 1/4 cup chives chopped
- In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese, yogurt, garlic, salt, and pepper. Use a hand mixer to combine until smooth and fluffy.
- Lay out leaves of belgian endive. Spoon goat cheese mixture onto each leaf. Garnish with chopped chives.
This recipe has a double serving of protein with both goat cheese and greek yogurt.
What are the nutritional benefits of greek yogurt? Protein in greek yogurt is double the protein of regular yogurt and has a creamier consistency than regular yogurt. So using any kind of yogurt in a dip will increase the protein more than sour cream. This is a good tip to help you increase your protein intake.
How about the nutritional benefits of goat cheese? There are actually nutritional benefits of goat cheese including that it has less calories than many cow’s milk cheeses. Goat’s cheese is also easier to digest than cow’s milk cheese. Also, goat’s cheese in rich in many nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin B, riboflavin, calcium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium.
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Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.
Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients. Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.