Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cucumber Dip

Cucumber Dip

5 small cucumbers, unpeeled (I used 3 large)
1/2 cup rice vinegar (didn't realize I was out, so substituted apple cider with about 2T sugar)
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. garlic salt, divided
2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayo
NOT 2 tsp. fresh chives
Pita chips (Bagel Crisps are great too!)

Grate cucumbers into a medium bowl. Toss with rice vinegar, salt, and 1/2 tsp. garlic salt. Cover and chill 8 hours. Drain cucumber mixture well, pressing between paper towels.

Beat cream cheese, mayo, and remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic salt at medium speed with electric mixer 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Stir in cucumber mixture and NOT chives. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Garnish (NOT with more chives), and serve with pita chips.

(Yield 3 cups)
(Southern Living July 2007)

This was a great light, summery dip. It was a hit! I also think it would be great with baby carrots...or even cucumber slices.

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