Warm Caramelized Brussels Sprout Leek Dip
 
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Lightened Up Cheesy Brussels Sprout Leek Dip is a cheesy, warm dip packed with sauteed shaved brussels sprouts and leeks. It's lightened up with Greek yogurt, so you can snack with less guilt!
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Serves: About 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced (1½ cups)
  • 8 ounces brussels sprouts, stemmed, halved, and shaved thinly (about 10 brussels sprouts)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup low fat Vegenaise or mayo (I used Vegenaise)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 0%)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more if you like things spicy
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup grated cheese*
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a cast iron or other skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the leek, brussels sprouts, and garlic, and saute until softened, about 5-8 minutes. If the skillet gets too hot, decrease the heat to medium low to prevent burning. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the Vegenaise or mayo, Greek yogurt, and cayenne pepper with salt and pepper, to taste, then stir in the cheese. Add the brussels sprout mixture, reserving a couple of tablespoons for the top, if desired, and stir to combine. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and beginning to turn golden brown, and place the remaining 2 tablespoons on top in the center to caramelize. Bake 5-10 more minutes, until the edges are crispy and the top is golden brown.
  4. Serve warm with crackers or tortilla chips, and enjoy!
Notes
*I used a Mexican cheese blend for this dip, but you can use your favorite cheese or cheese blend. This would be equally delicious with Gruyere and parmesan!
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments at https://flavorthemoments.com/lightened-up-cheesy-brussels-sprout-leek-dip/