Cucumber Dip With Cream Cheese

cucumber cream cheese dip

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
130 Calories
13g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 34mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cucumber dip is an easy mixture of chopped cucumber, cream cheese, a little onion, and cream. So refreshing and cool, this dip is perfect for those warm summer days garnished with slices of cucumbers and served with chips or crackers. 

You can make this dip ahead of time to use for a party, gathering, potluck, or snack. Let it chill out in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. 

Get ready to dunk and enjoy this delicious dip. Make up some homemade chips, fresh vegetables such as celery, carrots, broccoli, and other veggies, or try some slices of pita or crackers with it. 

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (​finely chopped )
  • 1/4 cup light cream (or half-and-half, as needed)
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cucumber, thinly sliced, unpeeled, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine cream cheese, onion, and finely chopped cucumber.

  3. Add light cream or half-and-half until the mixture is dipping consistency. Add salt to taste.

  4. Garnish with cucumber slices and serve with chips, vegetable sticks, or crackers.

     

Tips

  • Soften the cream cheese before combining it with the onion and cucumber for easier blending.
  • Spread this dip on some bread along with slices of turkey or chicken, and tomatoes for a delicious sandwich.
  • Great to use as a side with meats, such as lamb or pork. It's a great dip to dunk pieces of meat into.

Recipe Variation

  • Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon, or to taste, of freshly chopped dill to the dip.
  • Don't like onion? Simply leave it out of the dip.
  • Add a dash of lemon or lime juice for a tangier taste.

How to Store

  • Any leftover cucumber dip should be stored in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator, where it will keep for three to four days.
  • This dip does not freeze well, as cucumbers get squishy when frozen.

What kind of cucumber is best to use in a dip?

  • The varieties of cucumbers that are good to use in dips are: English cucumbers, also known as hothouse cucumbers, which are seedless and found in grocery stores usually wrapped in plastic; and Persian cucumbers, which are similar to English cucumbers. There is no need to peel them, as both of these types of cucumbers are mild in flavor and have thin skins.
  • Garden cucumbers, which are a dark green and have smooth skin, are usually waxed if in grocery stores; you should peel this variety of cucumber before using it.