One of the nicest things about Costco is that, with a little effort, you can have very healthy meals and snacks at hand most of the year. Even a lot of their convenience food is pretty good for you, such as their premade hummus, fresh salsa, guacamole and chip dips (in moderation, of course.) I love dipping foods, personally, and enjoy making the dip when inspiration strikes.
Like I previously mentioned, life has been steamy here. I think fresh chilled crudites and fruit platters are the perfect food for steamy weather, but early fall tends to be the worst time of year -- summer harvest are beginning to look sad, and the fresh harvests are unripe. Dipping sauces are an option with crudites, but generally I find that a little heavy. Instead, I came up with this recipe:
This is dead simple. One large cucumber, or maybe as many as three small ones were sliced into rounds and then chopped into quarters. Diced peppers were added. I then mixed in just enough sour cream to lend a thin coating to the veggies. The whole dish was lightly spiced with cilantro, dill and onion powder. The result is a chunky vegetable topping that can be easily scooped with a firm chip like Costco's Purple Corn Chips (my new favorite.)
I wouldn't change a thing about this dish. Light, not overly spiced, cold and easy. The perfect afternoon snack, But if you feel like serving it with dinner, I might make the minor change of heating the chips in the oven for oomph factor.