If you have a garden or farmer's market nearby, there's much to be said for setting out a plate of raw summer vegetables and serving them with nothing more than a great dip. Here is one that everybody seems to enjoy, a creamy blue cheese dip that's good with crunchy radishes (provide some toothpicks for impaling them), baby carrots, broccoli and the like. Use enough of any combination of veggies to feed 4 or 5 people.

Ken Haedrich
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2003


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place cream cheese, parsley, scallions, garlic, lemon juice and vinegar in a food processor; pulse until the mixture is fairly smooth, scraping down the sides once or twice. Add blue cheese, mayonnaise and pepper; pulse until smooth but still textured. You don't want the dip to be too smooth. If it seems to need a little thinning, add a teaspoon or so of water.

  • Variation: For Parmesan Dip, substitute 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan for the blue cheese.


Make Ahead Tip: The dip will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 1.2g; dietary fiber 0.1g 1% DV; sugars 0.4g; fat 3.5g 5% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 9.7mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 278.7IU 6% DV; vitamin c 3.3mg 5% DV; folate 7.3mcg 2% DV; calcium 41mg 4% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 3.4mg 1% DV; potassium 42.2mg 1% DV; sodium 101.2mg 4% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Tasty dip to jazz up veggies I made this to create some variety in my daily veggie intake which typically consists of carrots cucumbers and bell peppers. With this I also added cauliflower. Will make again but maybe use slightly less acidity. Have to admit though that I didn't measure the amount of lemon juice or vinegar I used. Pros: Easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I did not include the mayo and substituted curly parsley in place of flat parsley. I placed the dip on plastic wrap rolled into a ball and froze. Prior to serving as the ball begins to thaw roll in chopped pecans. Pros: This dip redipe can also be used for a cheese ball. Read More