Refreshing Lime Cucumber Dill Veggie Dip Recipe — the BEST for a Vegetable Party Tray.
Cucumbers, Lime, Dill OH MY!
I’m usually assigned to bring a veggie tray to holiday parties – my go-to is a family favorite cucumber dill veggie dip. I’ll admit it is almost too easy to throw all these veggies on a tray and show up to thanksgiving dinner. Everyone else is assigned dishes like party potatoes, homemade rolls, smoked turkey, decadent desserts, delicious hors d’ oeuvres … so, it feels a little wrong when I show up with the bag of mini carrots LOL. But, I’m not complaining.
In order to take a boring un-impressive veggie tray up a notch, adding this fabulous refreshing lime cucumber dill veggie dip was a no-brainer. Wow! The flavor is OUTSTANDING!
This dip has been with me to book club several times and it gets rave reviews. For instance, my friends all exclaim “I can’t leave this dip alone.” as my fellow book readers hover over it to dunk cucumbers, peppers, broccoli and crackers in the crisp refreshing (and low carb) dip.
Dip that tastes fresh as jumping into a refreshing pool on a hot day!
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 cup Mayonnaise (I have substituted Greek Yogurt before and it’s a great substitution. It just has a different consistency after it’s refrigerated.)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Cucumber seeded/diced (optional: peeled)
1 tsp Fresh Lime Juice
Dash of Hot Pepper Tabasco sauce
1 tbsp of Dried Dill Weed (I like to add more.)
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Mix the Mayonnaise and cream cheese together in a bowl. Add lime juice, hot sauce and seasonings.
- Peel/de-seed and dice the cucumber.
- Fold in the diced cucumber. Refrigerate 2 or more hours for best results. Good for 2-3 days refrigerated.
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Note: It is really up to you how to dice and deseed the cucumbers. Or if you want to deseed it at all. That is to say, I have done this recipe using the seeds, without the seeds, with the cucumber skin, and without the cucumber skins. So, it’s totally up to you and your tastebuds. Due to the extra water near the seeds of the cucumber, your dip can turn out runny therefore deseeding is a good idea.
You can certainly add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix! But I have found that mixing the mayonnaise, cream cheese first gives the dip a better consistency and always add the cucumber last.
Although you don’t really taste it; the dash of hot sauce seems like it takes the flavor up a notch.
Consequently, this will be my go-to veggie dip recipe.
Feel free to get fancy! For example, you can garnish with some extra dill weed and a slice of lime on the edge of your dip tray. But it’s good as it is too!
Delicious homemade low carb lime cucumber dill veggie dip
Serve with a large variety of veggies and crackers. I like to add sugar snap peas, mini peppers, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, cucumbers, fresh green beans, and cherry tomatoes. In addition, bagel pieces, sliced french bread, and pita chips go well with this cucumber dill veggie dip.
Try it out! Because, there’s no doubt, your guests will be asking you to bring this refreshing veggie dip again and again.