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cupcakeadozen Jul 8, 2008 05:35 PM

hey. how are you guys doing? Anyone have any fun vegetable or chip dip recipes? i love french onion dip, but want some unique ideas.

  1. Antilope Jul 8, 2008 05:52 PM

    The old standby is California Onion Dip. 1 pt Sour Cream and 1 packet dry onion soup mix.

    I discovered a substitute if you don't have onion soup mix.

    1 pt sour cream
    1 or 2 teaspoons beef soup base
    1 tablespoon dried onions

    mix well, place in fridge for a couple of hours to allow onions to absorb moisture.

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      LaLa Jul 8, 2008 06:57 PM

      I love Ina's pan fried onion dip

      http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

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        ajcraig Jul 9, 2008 11:34 AM

        A dip that always keeps my guests grazing around the chips and dips has such a great name and an even better flavor, Dragon's Breath Dip! Don't be put off by the amount of garlic. It actually has a nutty and sweet flavor.

        2 heads garlic (Yes, entire heads not cloves)
        1 Tbsp. olive oil
        8 oz. Brie cheese
        1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
        dash white pepper

        Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut top 1/2" off the top of the garlic heads. Remove some of the loose papery skin, leaving the heads intact. Place each on a square of foil, drizzle each with the olive oil, and wrap well. Bake at 350 degrees 50-60 minutes, until the garlic is very soft and begins to brown. Cool until easy to handle. Squeeze each head to remove the soft roasted cloves.
        In a food processor, process Brie cheese with the seasoned salt, pepper, and garlic cloves. (You can also cream these ingredients together using the back of a spoon and a lot of energy.) Refrigerate several hours to blend flavors. Serve with crackers, crostini, and sliced French bread.

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        4Snisl Jul 8, 2008 07:50 PM

        Lots of ideas here if you haven't reviewed this thread yet:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/434619

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          gordeaux Jul 8, 2008 08:24 PM

          16 oz sour cream
          1 tbs of cilantro chutney
          1 tbs of your favorite garam masala
          juice of one lime
          good handfull of cilantro
          chile for heat if you want it
          salt if you need it
          puree it in a blender.

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          1. re: gordeaux
            sarah galvin Jul 8, 2008 08:41 PM

            That sounds nice. I don't have any garam masala - would i just concoct a mixture of curry, cumin, garlic ?

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              gordeaux Jul 9, 2008 06:20 PM

              Web up a recipe for a garam masala. You're on the right track tho (minus the curry powder.) If you have an Indian grocer, they will have several different brands/blends for you to choose from.

              1. re: gordeaux
                sarah galvin Jul 9, 2008 08:41 PM

                Why didn't I think of that! I have so many herbs and spices and don't want to buy more! I can probably put something together.

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                  gordeaux Jul 9, 2008 09:15 PM

                  I generally use a recipe for a guideline when it comes to spice blends, and tweak it to my taste. I tend to like a lighter clovey taste, but a strong galangal flavor for a garam masala, so I use less clove, and more galangal. Find a recipe, and tweak it. What I might like, you might not. I will tell you this, tho - I bought a jar of "Spice Islands" garam masala last year, and tried it...once. The stuff I use now when I don't make my own is some non-descript brand I got at an Indo/Pak grocer for like 1.49 which was 10 times the amount of product I could get at penzey's or the spice house, and better IMO.

          2. Emme Jul 9, 2008 12:11 AM

            i like doing sour cream, lipton's onion soup mix, a little spinach and hearts or palm.

            my friend's mom did knorr's, sour cream, spinach, water chestnuts and pimento, and it was quite good despite its packaged start.

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              cackalackie Jul 9, 2008 08:21 AM

              Here's an easy one that always gets rave reviews.

              Bacon and Horseradish Dip
              * Equal parts sour cream and mayo
              * Heaping teaspoon prepared horseradish (to taste)
              * Bacon Bits (most of one of those plastic packets of real ones)

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                Gail Jul 9, 2008 08:30 AM

                My trailer park dip:

                1 can chili (no beans)
                Velveeta cheese

                Heat chili, stir in about 1 cup of cheese. Heat on low until cheese is melted and dip is hot. You can add zip with some hot sauce if you like.
                Serve with Frito corn chips

                1. chowser Jul 9, 2008 08:50 AM

                  I just made one that was a huge hit--don't quite get it, though. I used cream cheese, bacon, french fried onion rings (the ones from a can almost as a joke since my husband's family always has that green bean casserole as an excuse to eat the fried fake onions--I'd try caramelized onions for myself), eggs, green onions, worcestershire sauce; sprinkle top w/ more onion rings and green onions and bake. People put it on everything, and ate it by itself.

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                    dfrostnh Jul 9, 2008 10:43 AM

                    One of my favorites is dill weed dip but for a change from veggies and dip, I make one of the fresh vegetable "pizzas" . The recipe either calls for a bisquick base or unrolled crescent rolls. After baking the crust, it is spread with a cream cheese mixture. If dill weed isn't specified, I add it. Then decorate with cherry tomato halfs, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped broccoli and sliced mushrooms - or whatever you want.
                    I am also crazy for hummus. One of the Moosewood cookbooks has a great recipe for roasted red pepper and bean dip. Use bread sticks or toasted pieces of pita bread.

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                      dmjordan Jul 9, 2008 11:39 AM

                      Hi,
                      First my aunt's famous green onion dip; it's divine.

                      1 8-oz. package of cream cheese
                      1 bunch green onions
                      1/4 c. boiling water
                      2 beef bouillon cubes

                      Finely chop tops only of green onions. Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water. Add broth to cream cheese and beat well. Add green onions. If the dip is too thick, add a few drops of water. Make ahead for best flavor.

                      In my family we tend to find a great new recipe, beat it to death for a year or so until a new favorite comes along. Here's my current favorite. BTW, I cut WAY down on the olive oil to make this a pretty healthy dip.

                      Mediterranean Salsa

                      1 16-oz. can Italian plum tomatoes, chopped (I use San Marzanos.)
                      1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
                      1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
                      1/3 cup olive oil
                      1/3 cup capers
                      2-4 cloves garlic, minced
                      1/4 cup minced fresh Italian parsley
                      Fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste

                      Combine all in processor and do several quick pulses so as not to destroy all the texture. Serve with crostini. Can prepare up to 5 days in advance and refegerate, or freeze for up to 6 months.

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                        Janet from Richmond Jul 9, 2008 11:43 AM

                        I like the standby of Ro-tel tomatoes with Velveeta zapped in the microwave.

                        My go-to dip is an Onion Dip I make...

                        2-3 onions halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
                        1 clove garlic
                        2 T olive oil
                        salt and pepper
                        Worchesthire sauce (yep, that's misspelled)
                        Tabasco
                        Tabasco Chipotle sauce if you have it on hand.
                        1 pint container sour cream (preferably Daisy or Friendship brand).

                        Heat oil and add onions and cook over medium-low heat for 30-45 minutes or more until carmelized. Add garlic about halfway through process. Add salt, pepper and sauces to taste. Let cool. Combine with sour cream and adjust seasonings. Let chill for a few hours before serving.

                        1. 4maxwelz Jul 9, 2008 04:21 PM

                          11 ounces whole kernel corn, drained
                          5 ounces sliced olives, drained
                          1 ounce ranch dressing mix
                          1 (8 ounce) package fat free cream cheese
                          1 (8 ounce) package low-fat cream cheese
                          4 ounces chopped mild green chilies, drained
                          1 small red bell pepper, chopped
                          Directions
                          Mix the dressing mix into the cream cheeses until blended.
                          Mix in the remaining ingredients.
                          Chill for at least 1 hour.

                          1. purple goddess Jul 9, 2008 09:20 PM

                            easiest dip in world.

                            A can of lemon pepper tuna
                            tub of cream cheese.

                            Mix and scoff.

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                              cackalackie Jul 10, 2008 07:27 AM

                              Oh yeah - a friend of mine did something like that recently, only he used a can (or pouch) of salmon with the cream cheese. It was delicious!

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