Shontae's Super Cool Cucumber Dip

Last summer, my friend Shontae threw the best Bastille Day party ever, thanks in part to the French-Revolution-themed Mad Libs contest and the Marie Antoinette action figure party favors…but mainly because of this dip! It was a huge hit, and I begged her for the recipe. Every time I make it, I think of summer parties and warm evenings…and the French Revolution. Hope you enjoy!

Shontae’s Super Cool Cucumber Dip

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, finely diced and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint (or 1 teaspoon dried mint)
  • 1 spring onion, finely diced
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature about 10 – 15 minutes. While waiting for it to soften, chop up the cucumber. I like to leave a little of the skin, so the pretty green shows, but you can totally peel it if you like.
  2. Chop up the mint and chives – if you have kitchen shears, they work well for this task!
  3. In a deep bowl, combine everything except the cucumber. Taste. If you like a more intense flavor, add more herbs, salt and pepper.
  4. Gently fold the diced cucumber into the mixture. If you like a chunkier dip, add some more cucumber until you’re happy.
  5. Serve in a bread bowl with chunks of bread on the side for dipping. Carrot sticks and fancy crackers work well, too.

What’s the best party dip you’ve ever had?

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3 Comments

  1. Angela 03/11/2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Yum!!

  2. Nikki 03/11/2009 at 2:44 pm #

    My favorite dip ever (for tortilla chips) is this dip that I was told is called “Crack Dip”. Because it’s addictive and that good!

    8 oz. cream cheese
    1 cube butter
    1 can corn (drained)
    1 can rotel

    Microwave and stir until melted together and warm. Yummmmy! And super easy!

  3. Kat 03/12/2009 at 1:25 pm #

    Mmm… That photo looks like summer! I can’t wait!

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