Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dilly Dip

Have you ever had Beau Monde seasoning? I'd heard of it and was intrigued by it, but never had it until the grocery store had a huge sale on Spice Island brand herbs and spices a year ago. We came home with about 15 jars of spices that day as I'd just got a spice rack and needed some new spices. One of the ones we brought home was Beau Monde. It is a very savory blend of salt, celery and onion. Neither of us are wild about celery (my husband outright detests it) but this unassuming sounding blend actually tastes great! Especially when added to dip. We like it with fresh veggies or tortilla chips and have it often because we have raw veggies with dinner frequently. This is a variation I came up with of the many Beau Monde based dips that are out there. It may be a bit salty to some so feel free to start out with a tad less Beau Monde if you want. When made with Greek yogurt (one of my favorites!) and light mayonnaise it tastes almost the same as the full fat version. I've also made it into a very yummy salad dressing by cutting back a bit on the sour cream and mayo and adding some milk.

Dilly Dip

1 C sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 C regular or light mayonnaise
1 T Dijon mustard
2 t Beau Monde seasoning
1 1/2 t dried dill
1/2 t onion powder

Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl. Easy peasy!

Yield: 1 1/2 cups, about 10 servings

1 comment:

  1. Hi S, great website. This dip looks and sounds delicious. I love Dill in anything. Must be my Ukrainian background.
    I totally agree with you Bananas. But like you i love Banana bread, have you ever thrown Chocolate Chips in one DELICIOUS