Award-winning writer and cookbook author Nicole Parton dishes up food and fun in this lively blog! Husband Ron taste-tests, photographs what’s cookin’, and at times shares and enjoys his own creations.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Two Make-Ahead Snack Dips
Snack dip, anyone?
A “crudité” is a $5 word for raw vegetables served as hors d’oeuvres. An “hors d’oeuvre” is a $10 word for an “appetizer,” usually served with dipping sauce. These three quick vegetable dips are also great with snack crackers. For your convenience, make them a day ahead of when you need them. They’re among my favorites! Served with raw veggies, they’re also a smart nutritional choice.
Creamy Crudité Dip:
1 tbsp. minced fresh or dried chives ½ tsp. dill weed 1 tsp. garlic salt ½ tsp. paprika 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 c. mayonnaise 1 c. sour cream
Combine well, chilling at least 1 hr. to blend flavors before serving. Yields 2 cups.
Fabulous Veggie Dip:
One 1-oz. (28 g) dehydrated vegetable soup mix 2 c. dairy sour cream
Combine well, chilling at least 2 hr. to blend flavors before serving. Yields 2 c.