Spring Goat Cheese Vegetable Dip

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I love vegetable dips. Everything about them.

 

You can be at any kind of summer party surrounded by the most awkward collection of people – try your questionably twice removed uncle, ex-boyfriend’s latest gf, that guy you ‘forgot’ to call back…3 months ago…take your pick kids.

 

But put that same group around a big bowl of dip – and voila! BFF’s. All the sudden everyone has something delicious in common and a fabulous conversation starter (aka what an amazing cook this dip creator must be!). You just saved WW3.

 

Ok but seriously, so true?? At a party, the dip tray is one of the first places (Ok, second to the bar.. but that’s unfair competition) places where people migrate to. They chat, meet new friends, and chow down while the party gets started. That’s why I LOVE having a killer dip!

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We all know the usual suspects – spinach dip, artichoke dip, hummus, guacamole… but I really wanted to create something different than you normally see. This dip is the perfect combo of creaminess, tang, spice, and coolness. The base is goat cheese, then I added in artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper (thats where you get the red hue from), little garlic, fresh herbs like chives, parsley and basil, a hint of lemon and a few splashes of hot sauce.

 

This takes 15 minutes, 10 depending on how quick you can chop the herbs! You literally just put all the ingredients in a food processor and push process :) Super easy. I served mine with chopped vegetables but this would be just as tasty on some toasted crusty bread for bruschetta.

 

For those with lactose intolerance that can tolerate goat cheese (its one of the easiest tolerated cheeses), just swap in some dairy free sour cream for the regular sour cream.

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Comments

  1. There are so many wonderful things going on in this dip.

  2. DANG that sounds amazing! I love dips (I can’t keep them in the house because I basically inhale them in one sitting), and this is right up my alley!

  3. YUM! YUM!!!!!!!! Totally making this!!!

  4. Anything with goat cheese and roasted red peppers calls my name :) This looks perfect for a spring picnic or to avoid an awkward conversation at a party! Haha!

  5. Red bell peppers are my favorite vegetable! I’ll use any excuse I can to eat them, so your dip sounds phenomenal. (Especially because goat cheese is my favorite too; go figure!) I love the handle of the knife in your photos. Where’d you find it?

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Amy! I wish I could remember! They’re from my parent’s house, found them hidden in a drawer so I have absolutely no clue, sorry!

      • No worries. The cutest kitchen things always seem to be the ones we find for “free” or were given as gifts! ;)

  6. This sounds unreal. Why didn’t i think of this!?

  7. I cannot get enough goat cheese these days! It is just so good and SO great for summer time don’t you think? This dip looks outstanding!

  8. This dip looks to die for-yum!

  9. This totally looks like the kinda thing that would be a BIG hit at my grandma’s pool parties she has for my aunts & uncles and cousins all summer!

  10. oh yum, yum, yum. I drool over goat cheese. Sometimes I need dips like this to get my raw veggies in.

  11. Meredith says:

    This looks great, but I do have a question. You mention in the description that you added artichoke hearts, but they’re not listed in the recipe. How much did you add?

    Thanks!

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