January 10, 2009

Quick and Simple Dip for Raw Vegetables

In our home we don't eat what I imagine a lot of typical Americans snack on. We don't usually snack on chips or cookies. The number one snack in our home seems to be cheese and crackers and coming in a close second, vegetables and dip or crackers in dip.

Like most of my recipes, I don't usually measure. I open the cupboard and throw whatever looks good at the moment into a bowl, mash it together or whip it (depending on the base) and serve. Dips are like that though - they usually are pretty good no matter what you add. (Ok, within reason! Ha).

Although some would disagree with me because they like mayonnaise based dips with their crackers, I find that if I'm serving a dip with vegetables I use a mayonnaise base. Chips? Sour cream base. Crackers? Cream cheese base. The spices are similar but the base changes the flavor and texture. This is a very basic, simple dip recipe to use for carrots, celery, pepper strips, broccoli and cauliflower. Enjoy.

A Quick and Simple Dip for Vegetables

1 c real mayonnaise
1/4 - 1/2 c buttermilk or sour cream
1 T Accent (if you don't have this, leave it out, but it really does add to it!)
1/2 t garlic powder
2 t onion powder
1/4 t black pepper
2 T dried parsley flakes
*if you don't have or use Accent then add about 1/4 t onion salt or garlic salt

Mix. Chill for at least an hour or two to let the flavors meld and then serve!~Print Friendly and PDF