Fresh Herb Dip

Raise your hand if you are still buying store bought dips…now use that hand to smack your face, kidding!  But seriously, why oh why are we still buying plastic containers of mediocre dip when we can make our own glorious tasting dip at home in about 30 seconds?  I make this for all the raging parties I have throughout the year and everyone LOVES it, like they go nuts for it.  Great veggies deserve great dip and we all deserve to know what’s in our dip too, am I right?  Here is what’s in this dip…

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup neufchatel or cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • Large bunch fresh parsley
  • Lots of fresh dill
  • Green onions
  • Salt/pepper

A couple of things here, you can use reduced fat versions of these ingredients but I advise that you really study the label before you decide that the lighter version is actually better (because most of the time it’s not).  If you go organic this is usually not an issue but just some food for thought.  Also, neufchatel cheese is just a lighter version of cream cheese but it shouldn’t contain anything weird.

For the herbs…I use parsley, dill, and green onion (yea I know that green onions aren’t an herb, whatever).  You can totally play around with this combo, maybe you want to add basil…or perhaps sub in some chives for the green onion, or maybe you’ll add something really cool that I haven’t thought of yet, EVEN BETTER.

You will need a food processor to make this dip come to life, although I suppose you could do it by hand if you’re cool with spending the time to chop a bunch of herbs into teeny tiny pieces.  I am not cool with that.

For the food processor, you just need a super rough chop.

After you’ve thrown in the super roughly chopped herbs, add the rest of the ingredients.

Now pulse…and then do it again, and again, and then some more.

Keep pulsing until you get something that resembles the photo below.  Then taste it and adjust salt and pepper to your liking.

It’s done…and it is FREAKING GOOD.  Serve this at your next party and when everyone asks where you bought it you can nonchalantly say, “Oh, I just whipped it up from scratch.”  People will think you have your whole life together because you made dip from scratch, trust me.

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