You might remember me mentioning my love of everything bagels a while ago; what I didn’t tell you is that my favorite way to enjoy them is spread with veggie cream cheese. Such a perfect pair, those two; which is why when I recently made everything crackers (recipe coming soon!), the natural thing for me to make with them was this dip.
In this recipe, you’re not limited to using the veggies I used; feel free to use whatever you like or have on hand. (Try to stick with veggies that don’t give off too much water though, since they could add too much liquid to the dip.) You can serve this dip with crackers, toasted bread, pita crisps, and/or crudités. And I can say from experience that it is also fantastic on bagels. :)
(Yield: about 4 c)
12 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 c sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 medium-large carrot, peeled and finely shredded
1 c finely chopped fresh broccoli
1/3 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
1/3 medium red or sweet white onion, finely diced*
1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper (more or less to taste)
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired. Refrigerate and serve chilled.
*To mellow out the flavor of the onion, after dicing, soak it for 15 minutes in cold water, then drain, pat dry, and proceed with the recipe. Or if you prefer, you can use scallion or chive.
I’ve been searching and looking and oh my GOSH! (lol) for a veggie cream cheese (I got addicted at a great bagel company in Canada). I’m also learning to make bread, and I’m just going to have to try this cheese, and see if I can make bread balls stuffed with it (for church) ^_^ yummy! thanks so much for posting this!
This is great that people are able to get the home loans and it opens new possibilities.
Finally someone posted a great recipe for vegie cream cheese. The bagel shop at my campus made their own, and I have wanted to since. I’m going to make this for the whole week. Thanks.
I have a huge weakness when it comes to delicious dips like this one.
I have to control myself not to overdo it. Great recipe Faith. Thanks.
Ciao for now,
Magic of Spice says
I love dips…a bit too much really :)
This sounds and look delicious!
Yum! A homemade dip! I usually use the soup mix and sour cream. This sounds way, way better and will be amazing with your homemade crackers:)
Nutmeg Nanny says
This looks amazing! I would gladly eat this with your crackers or on a bagel. Yum!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
What a simple and lovely dip Faith! I love dips that you can easily whip up and adding in the vegetables makes this lovely and healthy too! :)
Emily Z says
This dip looks fantastic! I am sure you have noticed I make a lot of dips… this looks like something my friends would enjoy!
The dip is pretty beside, I am sure, delicious.
Do you know someone is having a dip contest, this month? If you are interested, I have the email and I can look it up, for you.
This dip looks so good! Can’t wait to read your cracker recipe too!
How have i missed out on veggie cream cheese all my life? Usually I’m a smoked salmon cream cheese or strawberry cream cheese LOVER but my heart could totally be stolen by this.
Mmm, that dip would go great with crunchy pita bread. These cream cheese dips are so good I just can’t stop diving until everything is gone.
This looks really good. I love easy n healthy treats like this:)
Julie M. says
Mmmm. That’s the kind of dip I could easily eat an entire bowl of. You always have the best recipes Faith! Looking forward to hearing about your homemade crackers!
What a great dip Faith! I love all the veggies in it – bet it’s really delicious with your homemade crackers!
That’s such a healthy dip with all the vegetables added. I like it.
Ahh ,now i know why u loveee bagels so muc, with so wonderful a creamy cheesy dip , im taken too:-)
Love the addition of veggies in here!
This looks really awesome….veggies and cream cheese sounds great together. And what’s not to love about dipping things? Your recipes are always so tempting :)
This looks delicious! I am going to make it for my next gathering! Thanks!
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Oh nice dip, very nice with the veggies inside. I imagine a bit of smoked salmon in there too would be great.
Faith, the Super Bowl is coming up. This is definitely on the lineup!
A vegetable dip like this would make my carrot sticks and celeries much more tolerable. A vegetable dip for my vegetables! YUM!
Bagels: I first ate them in Australia, with crispy bacon, mayonnaise sauce and lettuce. Your dip makes mouths water.
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Michele Napoli says
This looks delicious and healthy! Can’t wait to see the cracker recipe. Yum.
Anna Johnston says
These sure look good, I love cheesy dips too.
I’m not a bagel person, but I still love cream cheese. And I bet the veggie cream cheese dip is excellent with veggies :)
Sanjeeta kk says
Love the healthy veggie dip out there! My dinning table is all set with the bread and this lovely dip.
A Canadian Foodie says
YUM. It almost looks nutritious… but, really – it is nutritious… just a little high in fat – but with that yummy cheese – cannot get it here – but had it in Paris this summer – deadly – and veggies? With whole wheat crackers. YUM! Or, just give me a spoon. I have usually seen this made with a dried vegetable soup mix.
Faith, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: raw brownie batter, baked apple fritters, roasted corn chowder, the fishbowl I still daydream about, chicken and dumplings, oooooooooh the French onion soup with all the fabulous tips, and among many others, vegetable cream cheese dip!! Oh girl, I so have to make this b/c like you, I’m an everything bagel girl. Love it. And I’ve never had a spread like this–it makes my mouth water to think of the flavor! Thank you so much for the recipe. Those crackers are calling me too.
Angie's Recipes says
Love the creamy cheesy stuff…this would be the dip for me too.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Biren @ Roti n Rice says
This cream cheese dip will be good with so many things. The crackers look wonderful too! Can’t wait for the recipe.
Carolyn Jung says
Oooh, that’s how I want to get my daily dose of veggies. Is that bad of me? LOL
These rich and creamy dip Faith, love it.
This looks and sounds delicious. I made a dip similar to this when my children were all at home. Yours is much healthier. The base of ours was a dehydrated soup mix that had enough sodium to meet the needs of the immediate world. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary
Priscilla - She's Cookin' says
We share a love of Everything bagels and a homemade veggie cream cheese is the perfect schmear! Also, a great appetizer/party dip – thanks, Faith.
Victoria @ Mission: Food says
What a fun idea! I love veggie cream cheese as well, and this is such a fun idea for an appetizer :)
Big cream cheese lover right here. This recipe is singing sweet melodies in my ears, looks so yummy. Love your addition of the veggies. By the way, is it weird to compliment you on how perfect your nails are? Anyways, hope you have a great weekend!
I was looking for a dip to make for football weekends or any weekend for that matter and this will be perfect! I’ll have to try it on bagels too.
Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen says
Yum! This looks delicious and I cannot wait for the everything crackers recipe–they look amazing!
owww I just made my first batch of crackers a little while back and I can’t wait to try your everything version! The dip looks amazing too. Veggie cream cheese is heavenly, so I’m sure the dip is even better. Beautiful work- as always!
My husband would be in heaven if I whipped this up for him. He loves everything bagels with veggie cream cheese, so I know that this would definately appeal to his taste buds. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe. I hope your weekend overflows with good food, good friends, and love!
I love cream cheese in any form whatsoever and this recipe looks right up my alley. Love it! Also, this is weird but I have to say I noticed how perfect your nails are – I’d be too scared to have a closeup of my scraggily nails!
Love vegetable cream cheese, so good on a bagel!
Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather says
How yummy faith! A great way to sneak in extra veggies :)
Mmmm looks yummy! I normally love dipping naan bread or carrot sticks in humous or tzatziki but this looks really good! I\’ll have to try this sometime. And by the way, your fingernails are so perfectly manicured! Very pretty :)
What a yummy dip!