Herb dip (Zaļā mērce)

Dip and vegetables on a white plate

Herb dip or green sauce (zaļā mērce) may not be a very traditional or common Latvian recipe, however, it is made from truly Latvian ingredients – cottage cheese, sour cream and herbs found in every garden. It can be eaten as a dip for your favourite veggies or chips, and it is perfect with fried or boiled potatoes.

The dip is best made day ahead so all the flavours get to mix and intensify.

Latvian herb dip (Zaļā mērce)

Latvian herb dip (Zaļā mērce)

Ingredients

  • 250g cottage cheese
  • 5 sprigs of dill
  • 5 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 small spring onion
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • Salt for seasoning

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop herbs and garlic.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process for a minute or until herbs are finely chopped.
  3. Adjust seasoning before serving.
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