Spring Green Sauce

  • Yield: 8 servings


3cups mixed fresh herbs, heavy stems removed (parsley, chives, basil, oregano, tarragon, chervil, dill or cilantro )
1cup spinach or watercress leaves
4 scallions, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch lengths
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2cup plain low-fat yogurt
1tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
3/4cup low-fat cottage cheese, small curd
Juice of 1 lemon
Water, as needed
Salt and white pepper, to taste


  1. Wash the fresh herbs well and dry on paper towels. Place the herbs, spinach, scallions, garlic, oil, yogurt, mayonnaise, cottage cheese and lemon juice in a food processor fitted with the metal blade or blender. Blend or process about 2 minutes until smooth, adding a few drops of water if the mixture appears too thick. Season with salt and pepper. Makes 4 cups

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 99
  • Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 4mg
  • Sodium 118mg
  • Carbohydrate 5g
  • Fiber .9g
  • Protein 4g