Simply patriotic – that’s the message conveyed by this quick and easy way to present fruit and cheese during your 4th of July celebration this year. Choose from an array of your favorite fresh fruits that naturally boast the colors of our great flag and serve them with a sweet and tangy lemon-coconut dip (recipe below) for that extra kick. Complete the array by adding bite-sized cubes of different white cheeses, such as monterey jack, white cheddar, and mozzarella and you will have the perfect appetizer or after-dinner snack to serve to your guests.
Lemon-Coconut Fruit Dip
2 (6 ounce) containers of low-fat lemon yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3 TBS candied lemon peel
1 TBS honey
ground nutmeg (for garnish)
Combine yogurt, sour cream, and honey in small bowl. Fold in lemon peel and coconut flakes. Garnish with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg. Transfer to serving tray.
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