Cucumber and Cilantro Dip


Chips and Dip are a favorite finger food for most of us, and with a wide variety of dips available in the markets, there's no end to the choices we have. But there's nothing that comes close to a fresh dip made at home! Plus, these are the best ways to make use of veggies and ingredients we have in our pantry. The possibilities are numerous, and you can actually enjoy dips with a lot of food like your raw veggies, as a salad topping, or with your tortilla chips! Here's a simple yet tasty and nutritious recipe for a Cilantro and Cucumber dip made with light sour cream. I add some mint and green chillies for the fresh taste and a spice kick, and the resultant dip is sure to make a lovely addition to your dinner table.

Ingredients
1 cup of low-fat (light) sour cream
1 fresh cucumber
a fistful of cilantro - finely chopped
6-7 mint leaves
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
salt - to taste
3 green chillies (choose the spicy ones)

Method
Mince the green chillies, cilantro, mint leaves and cucumber in a blender with one spoon of sour cream. Puree to make a smooth paste. Add this to the remaining sour cream. Add lemon juice and salt and mix well. Transfer to a serving cup and garnish with some mint leaves or cilantro and lemon rind. Enjoy this cool and refreshing dip with your chips, veggies or just as a side dish!


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13 comments :

Angela said...

wow, that sure looks refreshing, and tasty! I'd love to eat my baby carrots with this dip:)

-Angela

Daily Meals said...

Love the dip. Nice combination of cucumber and cilantro.

Henry said...

lovely dip mansi...would go well with any kind of chips. I'll make this for the game night:)

-Henry

Namratha said...

This is one of my fav dips Mansi, made it very recently. Looks delicious! :)

inkinmyveins said...

Hi Mansi,

Thank you very much for your nice comment on my post about Persimmons! Glad to know you and you husband have discovered this treasure; welcome to the persimmon fan club!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Anu

Coffee said...

Only the dip is enough for me ;)

Cynthia said...

This would be cool and refreshing on the palette.

Seena said...

No loss of vitamins! I prefer taking them daily.
Happy Holidays, Mansi!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

That looks amazing. It looks so much more refreshing than your typical dips.

Derek said...

nice dip! and easy recipe
:)

Bri said...

Yum! This looks tasty. Reminds me a little of raita. It's so great to make your own dips and not deal with all the artificial junk and hydrogenated fats in the commercial stuff. Mmmm, I may just have to make some and track down a bag of organic potato chips.

Zo-Ya said...

Hi Mansi,
Lovely site..Made this dip for yesterdays party..turned out real nice-Thank you!
Cheers

seema Kamat said...

tasty dip... i had it with baby carrots . yum yum . thanks for the recipe.