Refreshing Savory Lime Dip

Monica H


A super-refreshing dip! They key limes and cilantro work so well together. I love to serve and eat this with a spicy hot chip, because the heat from the chip is instantly cooled by the limey-ness (is that even a word?!) of the dip. Very good with regular tortilla chips, and corn chips, too.

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10 Min


16 oz
cream cheese, room temp
1 c
16 oz
sour cream
1 c
cilantro, chopped
1/2 c
diced scallions
1 Tbsp
grated ginger
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
salt (add more to taste)


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1Bring cream cheese to room temp. Mix cream cheese together with the mayo and sour cream until they are well incorporated (about 4-5 minutes).

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2Fold in the cilantro.

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3Fold in the scallions.

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4Add salt, cumin and ginger. Mix it in manually, or use an electric mixer.

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5Grate the zest of all the limes into the dip and mix. I used a microplane; it makes the zest come out super thin and it is so nice that way so you don't get all that zest stuck in your teeth!

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6Next, juice THREE of the limes into the dip. Mix the dip after each lime juicing.

7Taste it! add salt if you want.

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8Let chill AT LEAST 3 hours before serving. This is excellent after chilling overnight or for at least 24 hours. The lime flavor is stronger the longer this sits. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids