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.
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.
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.
Zippy Sun-dried Tomato Dip
- 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
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