Creamy Vegetable Dip

2012 brought a strangely mild winter, and I longingly think back to what a gift that was.

Our current reality:

Barely making it down the driveway in one piece while walking my kindergartener to the bus.

Sliding backwards down the driveway while the occupants of my son's school bus watch me make a fool of myself.

Being unable to wear mittens that I have left in the car because that is far colder than bare-knuckling the freezing cold steering wheel.

Not ever being able to fully warm up my very old yet reliable car and curling my toes for added warmth everywhere I drive.

Wearing the following items of clothing everywhere I go: knee-high socks, leggings, jeans, knee-high winter boots, 2 long-sleeved shirts, scarf, winter coat, mittens.

At least the Super Bowl is just around the corner! We can stay in our warm home, eating comforting food with friends. Comfort at its best! Here is another party staple for your own Super Bowl party. Dan and I thought up this dip last week and we both adore the texture and flavor that the veggies add to the creamy base. We will make this again and again!

In the bowl of a food processor, combine:

2 large carrots, cut into chunks

1/2 of a red bell pepper, seeded, stem removed and cut into chunks

1/2 of a cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks

3 stalks celery, cut into chunks

1 cup broccoli florets

3 serrano peppers, stems removed and cut in half (optional)

Pulse until the vegetables are finely chopped.

In a large mixing bowl, combine:

1 cup sour cream

8-oz. package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup mayonnaise

Juice from 1/2 of a lemon

Salt and pepper, to taste

Stir until creamy. Add the vegetables to the sour cream mixture and stir until combined.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with fresh vegetables or crackers.

Enjoy! I hope you are warmer than I am right now!

Creamy Vegetable Dip

This cold, creamy dip is packed with nutritious veggies!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 29, 2013

Serves: 12-16

Total time: 20 min

Creamy

Ingredients:

  • 2 large carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 of a red bell pepper, seeded, stems removed and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 of a cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 3 serrano peppers, stems removed and cut in half (optional)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions:
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, celery, broccoli and Serrano peppers (if using). Pulse until veggies are finely chopped.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, cream cheese, mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir until creamy. Add the veggies and stir until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with fresh vegetables or crackers.