Zippy Sun-dried Tomato Dip

You know those sun-dried tomatoes I made a couple weeks ago? These Oven Dried Sun-dried Tomatoes? I probably should have been making them 24/7 because I discovered a fantastic way to use them! Ta-Dahhh! Zippy Sun-dried Tomato Dip.

Sun-dried Tomato Dip
Sun-dried Tomato Dip

This is creamy, cool and such a great little dip and only minutes to make in the food processor. It makes about three times as much as what’s in this little cup, by the way. Just so you know! It has just the right texture with its blend of cream cheese, mayo and sour cream.

I served it with these little Triscuit crackers coz I don’t usually like Triscuits so I thought I wouldn’t eat too many. Wrong! They were Olive Oil and Black Pepper and they were gooood! Salty and peppery and perfect with the dip, and they aren’t even paying me to say so.

Sun-dried Tomato Dip
Sun-dried Tomato Dip

But that salty factor is just the reason I usually hold off on salt for a dip like this until I taste it with whatever I’m serving it with. You could easily get salt overload if both the dip and the dipper are super salty.

You can switch this dip up all kinds of ways. Today I used a little Sambal Oelek Chili Paste. A little Cayenne or Tabasco or Sriracha would be great – as well as Jalapenos or Habaneros to taste. If hot isn’t to your liking, it’s very good without any heat what-so-ever.

Sun-dried Tomato Dip
Sun-dried Tomato Dip

Zippy Sun-dried Tomato Dip

  • Servings: makes abt 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed or dry)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • a heaping teaspoon, or to taste Sambal Oelek Chili Paste
  • Salt as desired
  • Pepper as desired
  • Green onion for garnish if desired

Place the tomatoes in the food processor and blitz a few times to break them up. Add cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, Sambal Oelek, and process until smooth. Taste and adjust for heat, salt and pepper and add as needed.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Let dip come to room temperature, garnish with sliced scallions if desired. Serve with flat bread, fresh vegetables, crackers, chips or all of the above.

Note: the cream cheese must be very soft or the dip will not be smooth and cohesive.

adapted from Ina Garten

_____________________________________________________

I’ll be sharing this at our very own Throwback Thursday Link party, hosted by Quinn, Alli, Carlee & Meaghan. Click the link to check out our blogs & rules or just click the blue froggy, below.

 I’ll also be sharing at Fiesta Friday, hosted this week by Antonia @ Zoale and Sandhya @ Indfused. That will be some great party, I promise!!

26 thoughts on “Zippy Sun-dried Tomato Dip”

  1. I think I could live off of dips! This is such a creative dip and I love how you are changing it up. I really enjoy sun dried tomatoes and this is such a great use. Thanks for bringing your lovely dip to the party this week! Happy Fiesta Friday 😀

    1. Thanks much. I think I could, too. If I were at home, I’d just have it for dinner – when I’m at my folks, they always pull out the place mats, eat at the table and have a “proper” dinner. There’s something to be said for “grazing!”

  2. Hey . I have planned on starting a bake off a way to collab with different bloggers on a weekly basis. Would you like to become a part of this collab . It’s a great way to spread word about you blog and to get more readers to read you post.
    If you accept I will send you the details.

  3. As soon as I saw the title of your post, I was so excited to see what you made! I have to try this! I just might have to go back to the garden and get more of those tomatoes I thought I was done with!
    I used to be with you on Triscuits. Then they came out with all the yummy flavors, and now they are super addictive 🙂

    1. Oh yes some of your marvelous bread toasted or not LOL. It was so funny because I seriously don’t like Triscuits so I purposely chose that because I’m trying to watch my weight and then lo and behold I liked it… vegetables are very good with this

Comments and discussion always welcome - tell me what you think.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s