This Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip is quick, easy, and so incredibly delicious! Mayo-free and easily made ahead, pair it with veggies for a healthy appetizer or snack.
I’m a sucker for a good dip. It’s without-fail the first thing I beeline for at a party or potluck and my go-to snack on the regular. My tiny human shares my dip-thusiasim and will come running at the mere mention of dip at snack time.
Not just any dip though, in this case fresh is most definitely best!
Next time you start to eye one of those fancy dips or spreads at the grocery store, do yourself a favor and beeline to the produce section instead. Your wallet (and waistline) will thank you for it. It’s super simple to whip up a delicious dip that’s full of flavor and free of sketchy additives!
I think I outdid myself with this one because it’s literally all I can think of! Fragrant cilantro mixed with cool cucumber and a whipped medley of cheese and yogurt and garlic and onion onion and *THUD*
That was me faceplanting into the bowl. What I lack in self control I make up for with VEGGIES! Let’s dive on in shall we?
Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip
Hooray snack time! We can’t get enough of this cool-as-a-cucumber dip.
Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip
Yield 4-6 servings
- 6 oz plain Greek-style yogurt
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2-inch portion of cucumber, chopped
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves [approx 1/3 bunch]
- 2-3 stalks green onion
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Gluten-Free Nut Thin Crackers
- Cucumber Slices
- Celery Sticks
- Bell Pepper Slices
- Sliced Radish
- Combine yogurt, softened cream cheese, cucumber, cilantro, green onion, garlic and salt in a food processor and blend.
- Dunk a cracker to taste and add more of your favorites, if desired or keep the dip as is -- the ratio in this recipe had me swooning!
- Garnish with fresh cilantro and dive in with crackers and veggies!
This delish dip may be made in advance and will keep in the fridge for 4 days for easy snacking or party prep.
NO FOOD PROCESSOR? No problem! A blender will work just fine and, for an appliance-free dip, feel free to use a box grater to coarsely grate the cucumber, then simply smash + mince your garlic and finely chop your green onion and cilantro before adding them to the dip. Easy peasy!
Serving Suggestion: Plate this tasty dip with a mountain of savory gluten-free Nut-Thins crackers and fresh veggies! It even makes an awesome sandwich spread!
Any garlic fanatics out there? Feel free to add in an additional clove or two of garlic, to taste! Amping up the garlic gives the dip a little extra bite to it, which is precisely why my husband begged me to keep this one on the friendlier side with just one clove. He can handle a small mountain of Sriracha or Jalapeños but raw garlic sends him running in circles. It’s a tad hilarious.
MAN I love this dip!
My friend Katy and I straight up devoured this dip, which reminds me… Katy you still have my bowl! Don’t worry about mailing it from North Carolina, I expect it to be hand delivered. Come visit me — I miss you!!!
This Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip cool, creamy, refreshing, and basically screams Summer. Trough a megaphone. At the top of a mountain. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go make another bowl before I start going through withdrawals.
I suggest you do the same. See ya in the kitchen!