Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Sun Dried Tomato Dip

It’s official! My dear imaginary friends, this summer I’ll be singing again. My little theater group won a spot in the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival, and we will present a brand, new show this August. Details will be forthcoming; keep your eye out for Blue Umbrella Productions’ premiere of Are You There, God? It’s a New Musical Revue!

Sun Dried Tomato Dip 2
To kick off our first production meeting of the season, I prepared for my collaborators, Tall Paul and Hurricane Windy, a wreath of fresh vegetables and crackers surrounding a bowl of creamy, flavor-packed sun-dried tomato dip. The silky, tangy spread was equally charming atop celery sticks, pita chips, and the next day’s turkey bagel sandwich for lunch.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Recipe Type: Appetizer
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 10
A silky, flavor-packed spread, equally delicious on veggies, crackers, and sandwiches.
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 8 ounces Neufchatel (light cream cheese), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Place the tomatoes in a small bowl and cover completely with boiling water. Let them sit for 10 minutes until they’re soft and pliable. Drain.
  2. Puree the tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar in the food processor until pasty. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and scallions and pulse until combined and smooth.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature with crackers and fresh veggies.
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