Lemon-Chive Cheese Dip

The perfect make ahead dip that blends fruit, herbs, and cheese. Serve it with snack crackers and fresh vegetables when entertaining.

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Makes:
12 servings
Yields:
1-1/2 cups dip
Prep:
15 mins
Chill:
4 hrs to 24 hrs
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Lemon-Chive Cheese Dip

Ingredients
4
ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup ricotta cheese
1/2
cup creme fraiche or dairy sour cream
3/4
cup finely snipped fresh chives
1/4
teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 
Lemon peel and/or fresh chives (optional)
 
Crackers and/or vegetable dippers

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in ricotta cheese and creme fraiche just until combined. Stir in chives, shredded lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Sprinkle with lemon peel and/or fresh chives. Serve with crackers and/or vegetable dippers. Makes 1-1/2 cups dip (12 servings).

Nutrition Facts

(Lemon-Chive Cheese Dip)
    Per serving:
  • 85 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 29 mg chol.,
  • 80 mg sodium,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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