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refreshing savory lime dip

Recipe by
Monica H
Michigan City, IN

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.

yield 8 -10
prep time 10 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For refreshing savory lime dip

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 c
  • 16 oz
    sour cream
  • 1 c
    cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    diced scallions
  • 4
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt (add more to taste)

How To Make refreshing savory lime dip

  • 1
    Bring cream cheese to room temp. Mix cream cheese together with the mayo and sour cream until they are well incorporated (about 4-5 minutes).
  • 2
    Fold in the cilantro.
  • 3
    Fold in the scallions.
  • 4
    Add salt, cumin and ginger. Mix it in manually, or use an electric mixer.
  • 5
    Grate 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!
  • 6
    Next, juice THREE of the limes into the dip. Mix the dip after each lime juicing.
  • 7
    Taste it! add salt if you want.
  • 8
    Let 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!