Friday, November 12, 2010

Fresh Herb Dip

Is it sad to admit that I didn't know the song "Every Rose Has its Thorns" until I watched "Rock of Love?"  Or is it sadder to admit I watched Rock of Love?  I hanker to guess that quite a few of my readers have watched Rock of Love, and while it was one of the trashier shows I've laid eyes on, that first season sure was entertaining.  I managed to catch my first episodes during a marathon on a cross-country flight with free direct TV.  As you can imagine, this is probably the best cross-country flight of my life.  I think John tried to pretend he didn't know me.

The reason I bring up Brett Michaels at all is because I loaded up these pictures of herb dip and immediately thought "every good dip has its cream cheese" - to the tune of Poison's masterpiece of course.  And since blogging involves over-sharing inherently, I decided to wax poetic about the best/worst reality show of all time.  John and I often make up LaBarre family versions of special tunes, many of which have to do with Maddie.  This one happened to be about cream cheese.

Good vegetable dips need serious cream cheese, in my opinion, and this dip is no exception.  It certainly isn't healthy, but what did you expect?  Grab some hummus if that's what you're looking for.  We aren't getting that here.  Instead, we're beating cream cheese with sour cream and mayo.  All three dip-masters in one place.  Toss in some fresh herbs and you'll manage to create everyone's favorite party dish in under 10 minutes.  Brett Michaels might even enjoy it.

Fresh Herb Dip

1 package cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
1/2 cup sour cream 
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
4-5 scallions, diced (start at the white ends and go up about 2/3 of the way)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat until blended well.  Be sure to use full-fat cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo to insure the right consistency and taste.  Serve at room temperature with vegetables and pita chips.  


  1. did you use the full-fat versions of the cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream?

  2. Good question, I updated it to instruct everyone to use full-fat everything. The low-fat versions won't taste half as good, so I can't promise the results. If anyone tries it, let me know.


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