Chef Elle’s Skinny Dip

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Now is the time for dining al fresco. A sunset on the beach, an afternoon sail, a hike in the woods or even lunch in the park with a good book—all are great excuses to break out the picnic baskets. When the weather is warm, nothing beats heading outdoors with a cooler of delicious goods.

But when it's really hot, only a Skinny Dip will do. And Chef Elle has the perfect recipe. So give it a try. Not only is it delicious, as always Chef Elle kept it fresh and easy.

Skinny Dip as prepared by Chef Elle


knife, spoon, mini food processor, measuring cups, baking dish, serving bowl, aluminum foil

Old School Translations

T = tablespoon; t = teaspoon; c = cup


Remove garlic from paper. Add cloves, goat cheese and creme fraîche to food processor. Pulsate until mixture is smooth and creamy. Season with salt and refrigerate until ready to serve. Transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with garlic oil and chives. (yields 4 servings) To accommodate a larger crowd crowd, double or triple ingredients.

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Easy Solutions: Once garlic has roasted, remove oil and store in an airtight container. Consider adding it to vinaigrette, grilled fish or as an accompaniment to fresh baked bread. As always, the ingredients are organic and fresh. And for quality assurance an optimal results, Chef Elle suggests following the recipes as written and using products mentioned.

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© 2013 Elle Green All Rights Reserved. Chef Elle appears courtesy of Simple Conceptions. Recipes developed and tested by Elle Green and reprinted with permission. Credits: Food Styling and Photography: Hillary Maloney; Home Cook Recipe Testers: Jolena Campbell, Alisa Bonds and Jackson Rudner