My dear, sweet work friend, Beverly, shared this dip recipe with us several years ago. It tends to make usual appearances at our summertime noshing events. Crazy as it may be, I haven’t made it myself until this past weekend. It didn’t even last long enough for me to get a pretty picture. I’ll take that as a testament to its yum factor!
The best part of this dip is that it can be as healthy as you’d like or as indulgently naughty as you want it to be. Not to mention it has only 4 ingredients. Yes, I said four. And…I’m going to guess most of them are in your kitchen.
Either way…it’s CRAZY good!!!
1 cucumber seeded and finely diced
1 SMALL red onion finely diced
1 package low-fat cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp light mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together cream cheese and mayo until creamy and smooth. Add in diced cukes and onion and salt and pepper. Mix well. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
For the healthful route, serve with celery and carrot sticks. For the naughty route it MUST be eaten with nothing less than a ridged potato chip!!!
If you REALLY LOVE red onion feel free to use the entire onion, if you like red onion, but don’t want it to scream at you then only add half the onion.
I didn’t run the numbers on this one. I wasn’t sure what would be considered a portion size so guessing just wasn’t going to work for me. So long as you go the low-fat/light route and stick with carrots and celery you can indulge in a fair amount of this goodness without feeling too guilty.
I think I’m going to go make another batch now. The pictures are making my mouth water.
Peace, love and onion breath.