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Creamy Basil Vegetable Dip

Updated on March 8, 2014
4.8 stars from 22 ratings of Creamy Basil Vegetable Dip

A friend of mine served this tasty vegetable dip during his Super Bowl party last year, and I was impressed with the flavor. You'll be impressed with the simplicity of this recipe which takes just about 8 minutes to prepare, and uses only 5 ingredients. This creamy basil dip can be made ahead of time and chilled overnight so you'll have a great snack at hand the moment the game begins.

Cook Time

Prep time: 8 min
Ready in: 8 min
Yields: approximately 1 cup of dip

Ingredients

  • 4oz cream cheese, softened (see tip below nutritional info)
  • 4oz dairy sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped green onion
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • vegetables and/or crackers (for dipping)

Instructions

  1. Using an electric mixer set on low speed, beat the sour cream, cream cheese, basil, green onion, and salt together in a small mixing bowl until the mixture is fluffy.
  2. Cover your creamy basil vegetable dip, and refrigerate it for at least an hour before you serve it.
  3. Serve your dip with an assortment of fresh veggie dippers and/or a variety of crackers.

Creamy Basil Vegetable Dip

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Tbsp
Calories 40
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 11 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Quick Tips

  • To quickly soften 4oz of cream cheese: place it in a microwave safe bowl, and heat on high (100% setting) for 20 seconds. Allow it to cool at room temperature for 5 minutes.
  • It is normal for the dip to thicken a little during refrigeration. If you find the dip's consistency is a bit too thick for dipping; stir in a tablespoon of milk.
  • To change things up a little bit next time alter the dip's flavor by using tarragon, dill, or thyme in place of the basil.
  • Check out more great vegetable dip recipes below.

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      MomsTreasureChest 

      5 years ago

      Sound delicious! I love basil and look forward to giving this dip recipe a try, thanks for sharing!

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