Thursday, February 3, 2011

Delicious Dill Dip

I had planned this post as a pre-New Years post to give you some party ideas. Obviously, that didn't happen. But maybe you're throwing a (Superbowl) party sometime soon, or need an appetizer to bring to a potluck... Or you can just tuck this in your back pocket and pull it out when you need it. I'm pretty sure it will come in handy at some point.

There are a lot of snack foods out there, so maybe a veggie tray with a simple dip seems boring. I disagree.

My mother is famous for her veggie trays, and I've had lots of practice watching her create them (not to mention all the practice I've had eating them). Her veggie tray is one of the first things to go at family gatherings. There's something timeless about the wholesome goodness of veggies and dip that never fails to satisfy a wide variety of people. Plus, how can you pass up the virtues of this kind of snack over those fried chicken wings slathered in blue cheese dressing.

Providing so much bang for your buck, and requiring not much effort at all, a great dip can be the life of the party. Just throw this together the night before, arrange your veggies on the tray, and watch as your friends go crazy.

To make things extra easy on yourself, buy an already-assembled veggie tray at the grocery store. Supplement it with tiny dill pickles and black olives, or any other bite-size bits that you like with dip. This would even be great with potato chips, fries, or breadsticks.

I promise very few leftovers.

Delicious Dill Dip

8 oz. light sour cream
1-2 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp. dried dill
3 heaping teaspoons Bon Appetit seasoning (McCormick)
8 oz. Best Foods light mayonnaise (yes, it must be Best Foods)

Combine all ingredients and let marry overnight. Serve with veggies.

1 comment :

  1. Sadly, I've discovered that McCormick has discontinued their Bon Appetite seasoning. When I get the chance, I hope to be able to find a suitable substitute, because this recipe is a big part of my culinary heritage!


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