Dill Dip Recipe
1 each large cucumber
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
8 oz cream cheese (room-temperatu
2 tbsp plain yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp ground dill
1 lb chips or crackers
Note: Large Cucumber(WASHED,SLICED IN HALF, SEEDED, AND CUT INTO LARGE
SMALL ONION (PEELED, QUARTERED, AND LAYERS SEPERATED) In a
medium size bowl, mix cucumber, onion, vinegar, water, and sugar. Let
stand covered in refrigerator overnight. Drain well. Finely chop
cucumbers and onions. Drain again. In a blender, place cucumbers,
onions, and cream cheese, yogurt, salt, pepper, and dill. Blend on
low speed for 1 to 2 minutes until thoroughly mixed. Place in serving
bowl and chill for 1 hour. Serve with crackers and raw vegetables.
Yields 2 cups.
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