We recently had some friends over for a get-together and I wanted to make a dip that would go well with chips and vegetables. While browsing the internet, I came across this recipe and since I love sun-dried tomatoes, I knew this would be the perfect pick. The dip turned out creamy and flavorful, and was very easy to make in the food processor. Also very convenient since it can be made ahead of time. I served this with kettle chips and a variety of fresh cut vegetables.
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
- 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
- 1 small clove of garlic, or half of a large clove
- 1/2 cup drained sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
- 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, black pepper, ground red pepper and garlic until mixture is evenly blended and smooth.
Add tomatoes and pulse a few times until tomatoes are coarsely chopped. Add basil and pulse a few times until basil is coarsely chopped. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate up to 4 days. *I would recommend refrigerating for at least 2 hours to let the flavors blend.
Source: Adapted from Good Housekeeping.
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