Dairy Farmers of Canada

Ranch Cheddar Dip with Crudité Board

Flavoured with fresh herbs and aged Canadian cheddar cheese, this crowd-pleasing dip is perfect for sharing as a snack or appetizer.

  • Prep: 25 minutes
  • Resting: 10 minutes
Yields 8
Ranch Cheddar Dip with Crudité Board

Ingredients

  • 125 g (4 oz) plain Canadian cream cheese, softened
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) sour cream
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) lemon zest
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 mL (1/2 tsp) each salt and pepper
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) finely chopped fresh chives
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) finely chopped fresh dill
  • 175 mL (3/4 cup) shredded aged Canadian Cheddar cheese
  • 1 L (4 cups) vegetable crudités
  • 150 g (5 oz) flatbread crackers
  • Assorted Canadian cheeses

Preparation

Using electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper until smooth.

Transfer to bowl. Stir in chives, parsley and dill; stir in Cheddar. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes or until chilled.

Assemble dip on serving board or platter with vegetables, cheeses and crackers.

Tips

For crudités, choose a colourful mix of seasonal veggies with a variety of textures and cuts. Try radishes, fennel, sugar snap peas, blanched asparagus, heirloom cherry tomatoes, baby carrots and/or baby cucumbers cut diagonally, and store-bought pickled green beans.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 200 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 15 g
Fat: 12 g
Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 420 mg