I created this light summery dip/spread to use up an overabundance of my garden's ripe tomatoes and gorgeous basil. Serve with cut-up vegetables, crackers or corn chips.



Original recipe yields 44 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine, cream cheese, sour cream, basil, Italian parsley, tomatoes, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, tomato paste, onion salt, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on High until whipped, 2 to 3 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

19 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterol 1.8mg 1% DV; sodium 109.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
This dip does have a nice fresh taste. I served this with crackers carrot and celery sticks. I also made a turkey wrap with lettuce tomato and bacon using this dip as a spread for the tortilla. Great flavors. Thanks Challena Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing! I did press the garlic however. It was a huge hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I really liked this recipe. However I adapted it quite a bit based on my needs. I used a cashew cream and extra lemon juice instead of the dairy ingredients and omitted the parsley since I had none. It turned out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used sun dried tomatoes instead of fresh and added mozzarella...after sitting overnight it was really outstanding. Took it to work for a potluck and everyone loved it! Will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This makes a lot so I cut it in half. Even so 1 cup of basil is a lot of chopping! This dip tastes so garden fresh... don't leave out the lemon - it adds a brightness to the finished product. I found my pieces of basil to be too big and a little unappealing in the dip so I suggest chopping it really really small. I served with baked pita chips but I think it would go nice on potato chips too. I used full fat dairy products. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
wonderful way to use up some basil in the garden! refreshing dip we all loved it. thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Nice to finally find a good homemade dip. Basil adds a wonderful taste. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Flavor and texture was okay but will not likely make it again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Since this recipe had such high reviews I thought it would be "safe" to make for a party the next day. I followed the directions exactly and I should have mixed the softened cream cheese first. I should have known that. It's not my first time in the kitchen. But - what I got when I mixed everything together was a lumpy mess that looked like cottage cheese mixed with salsa. I can't serve that for a party! Read More