Summer Fresh Tomato Basil Dip Recipe -
Summer Fresh Tomato Basil Dip Recipe
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Summer Fresh Tomato Basil Dip

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"I created this light summery dip/spread to use up an overabundance of my garden's ripe tomatoes and gorgeous basil. Serve with cut-up vegetables, crackers or corn chips."

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Original recipe makes 5 1/2 cups Change Servings


  1. Combine, cream cheese, sour cream, basil, Italian parsley, tomatoes, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, tomato paste, onion salt, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on High until whipped, 2 to 3 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 15, 2012

This dip does have a nice fresh taste. I served this with crackers, carrot and celery sticks. I also made a turkey wrap with lettuce, tomato and bacon using this dip as a spread for the tortilla. Great flavors. Thanks Challena

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2013

I think that this would be better used as a sandwich spread than a dip.


13 Ratings

May 20, 2012

Amazing! I did press the garlic however. It was a huge hit!

Sep 02, 2012

I really liked this recipe. However, I adapted it quite a bit, based on my needs. I used a cashew cream and extra lemon juice instead of the dairy ingredients, and omitted the parsley, since I had none. It turned out great!

Oct 08, 2013

Nice to finally find a good homemade dip. Basil adds a wonderful taste.

Aug 15, 2013

I used sun dried tomatoes instead of fresh and added mozzarella...after sitting overnight it was really outstanding. Took it to work for a potluck and everyone loved it! Will definitely make it again.

Aug 06, 2012

wonderful way to use up some basil in the garden! refreshing dip, we all loved it. thanks for sharing!

Feb 27, 2014

I don't care for the fat free cream cheese or sour cream so I used LOW fat instead and let the cream cheese come to room temperature before I started. I think it would be a good idea to salt the tomato slices first and drain them for awhile before you put them in the dip, to remove some of the liquid, and substitute onion powder instead of onion salt. This would give the dip a better consistency without changing the flavor. You could also roast the tomatoes first or use sun-dried packed in oil, just drain and pat the oil off with paper towels.


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  • Calories
  • 19 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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