Try this delicious cream cheese vegetable dip filled with bold flavors. A great complement to all your favorite crudites.
This is another throw back recipe that my mom used to make. It's a simple vegetable dip that is full of flavor and can be served anytime of year.
- cream cheese
- minced onion
- fresh lemon juice
- green olives
- Tabasco sauce
My mother was a big fan of green olives with pimentos. I personally am not a fan of any kind of olives on their own. However, I will say that these green olives, blended in with the other ingredients, really work well to give this veggie dip great flavor.
How to Make a Cream Cheese Vegetable Dip
All you need to do is mix up all the ingredients in a food processor. Just make sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature so that it blends easily.
Also don't forget to scrape down the sides.
Then spoon the dip into a small bowl. Garnish it with a sprig of fresh thyme from the garden if you have it as thyme is another great ingredient from the dip. However, you don't need to use fresh thyme in the dip.
Serve the dip on a platter of your favorite vegetables. I used carrots, celery, red bell peppers, cucumbers, and cauliflower florets. Broccoli florets, grape tomatoes, zucchini, and snap peas would be other great vegetable options.
Of course, it can be made days ahead if you are planning a party. Just keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Whether you are an olive lover or not I think you'll love this dip.
Homemade Vegetable Dip with Cream Cheese
- food processor
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons chopped green olives about 12 small olives
- 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
- Combine all ingredients into a food processor.
- Pulse until well blended.
- Scrape down the sides and blend again.
- Spoon into a serving bowl.
- Serve with a variety of fresh cut up vegetables.
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder for the clove of garlic.
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder for the minced onion.
- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne powder or paprika for Tabasco.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.