Ummm… I love fruit… especially with fruit dip. I mean, fruit all by itself is great, but sometimes it’s even better to pair it with some delicious fruit dip, don’t you think?
The problem with most fruit dips is this. They’re not healthy, and they don’t qualify as a real food fruit dip thanks to the marshmallow cream… which tastes delicious I might add. Unfortunately for those of us “trying” to stick as closely to a real food lifestyle as possible, this has us skipping the fruit dip on most occasions.
Thankfully, there are other ways to make yummy fruit dip and to make it qualify as a real food fruit dip. But, here on Growing Up Herbal, I have a passion for herbs and using them in all areas of life… including food. So today, I’m sharing a real food fruit dip recipe with you that contains herbs… beautiful calendula petals to be exact, and yes, it tastes delicious.
Enjoy the following how-to photos and the recipe will follow!
Even the cowboy and the kid that bashes his head on gravel approve!
Calendula Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- 1 – 8 oz. package of pastured cream cheese ( I buy Organic Valley @ EarthFare)
- 3 TBSP. organic honey
- 2 TBSP. vanilla extract
- 1 TBSP. dried calendula petals
Set cream cheese out and allow it to reach room temperature. Next combine your cream cheese, honey, and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix well. Give it a taste test and see if it needs more honey or vanilla. If so, add more to taste. When your ingredients are nice and creamy (no lumps) add your calendula petals and gently fold them in with a spoon. Serve it up in a pretty bowl and add some extra petals for garnish!