Cucumber Dip

My tennis team had a fun practice/social Saturday night.  Any event is more fun with food, so I prepared Cucumber Dip from Southern Living to share with my friends.  This recipe is now on my “must-make-again” list!
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Ingredients
  • 5 small cucumbers, unpeeled  (I used 2 large cucumbers.)
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt, divided
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened  (I used low-fat.)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise  (I used fat-free Miracle Whip.)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives  (I omitted.)
  • Garnish: fresh chives
  • Pita chips  (I served with fresh veggies.)

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Preparation

1. Grate cucumbers into a medium bowl. Toss with rice vinegar, salt, and 1/2 tsp. garlic salt. Cover and chill 8 hours. 

You can see that after 8 hours, the cucumbers release quite a bit of water.
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Drain cucumber mixture well, pressing between paper towels.  (I use a clean kitchen towel instead of paper towels.)
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2. Beat cream cheese, mayonnaise, and remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic salt at medium speed with an electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth.
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Stir in cucumber mixture and chives.
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Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

This stuff is SO good.  In fact, I would call it one of the best dips that I’ve had. 
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I am positive that this will be a recipe that I make time and time again. 

Let me know if you try it.  I think if you do, you’ll be a fan, too!

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Comments

  1. This looks really delicious!

  2. Looks good and sounds good.

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I looooove a good dip! That does look tasty, Paula. 🙂

  4. Blondie's Journal says:

    This looks so refreshing, Paula! I am definitely trying it! Thanks!

    XO,
    Jane

  5. FrouFrouBritches says:

    YUM! That is similar to a spread I used to make for cucumber sandwiches for showers and weddings, etc. VERY GOOD! MMM! My recipe doesn’t have vinegar though. I never would have thought of using it as a dip.

  6. Fashion Meets Food says:

    absolutely brilliant! I am definitely making this. xo

  7. ~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* says:

    Wow, best dip you ever had? I will have to try it, I bet it is good with pita bread. 🙂

    stopping by from serenity now linky party!

  8. This looks like a thicker richer version of tzatziki, one of my favourites. I’ll have to give it a try.

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