May 11, 2016

BLT Dip

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This easy little BLT Dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes and green onion.  It's perfect for dipping those good ol' potato chips!

BLT Dip ~ This easy dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes & green onion.  Perfect for dipping those good ol' potato chips!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


I'm obsessed with little seasoning and dip mix packets.  

You know the ones, right?  All the different little dip, chili seasoning, and drink mix packets you find in gift shops and everywhere, especially around the holidays?  Yes, those.  I love the things.  And just can't help buying a few every time I see a big display.  Every. Single. Time.

Please tell me I'm not the only one.

Well this past Christmas as I was doing my Christmas shopping, I of course encountered a display or two in my gift-shopping travels.  As usual for me, I just couldn't resist picking up a few to try out.  One of my favorites from the selections? ... BLT Dip.
Loaded with the flavors of bacon and tomato, BLT Dip's creamy goodness was so totally yummy, especially when scooped up with good ol' potato chips.

And you know what?  The list of ingredients on the packet was really quite simple.  So I thought to myself, "Hey, I can totally recreate this on my own ... no need for the packet!"  And that's exactly what I did. 

BLT Dip ~ This easy dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes & green onion.  Perfect for dipping those good ol' potato chips!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

I grabbed some bacon bits, sun dried tomatoes, green onions, and parsley and loaded this dip up.  And I must say, created one totally tasty copycat!  In a side-by-side taste comparison with my extended family {who regularly play the role of The Kitchen is My Playground  taste testers}, this BLT Dip version beat out the original packet version, hands-down.

Now you'll see the recipe calls for imitation bacon bits.  Those are the really crunchy kinda reddish ones ... and while you may be skeptical of them, they really do work best in this dip.

When creating the recipe, I tested making the dip with the imitation bacon bits vs. home-cooked crumbled bacon vs. prepared real bacon pieces that are sold in packages right alongside the imitation bacon bits.  Much to my surprise, imitation bacon bits worked best ... producing the best texture and best bacon flavor.

I fully expected real bacon to work better, but it became this weird chewy texture once it sat in the creamy dip ingredients ... and surprisingly, it's bacon flavor wasn't as pronounced.  So using imitation bacon bits for this dip recipe is highly, highly recommended!

BLT Dip ~ This easy dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes & green onion.  Perfect for dipping those good ol' potato chips!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Now admittedly, this BLT Dip does take some liberties with the "L" part of "BLT."  Because, well, I don't think lettuce would fare very well ... or add much value ... to the dip.  So we're going to have to let parsley stand in for the lettuce ... and still call it BLT ... okay?  'Cause BPT Dip doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

And as for all those little dip mix and seasoning packets that call out my name in the shops, BLT Dip is now one packet I can resist.  Because from now on, I'll be making and enjoying this copycat version with my chips.

BLT Dip ~ This easy dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes & green onion.  Perfect for dipping those good ol' potato chips!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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BLT Dip
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. imitation bacon bits*
  • 1/4 c. thinly sliced green onion
  • 1/4 c. coarsely chopped sun dried tomatoes (about 4 oz.)
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Directions
  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, bacon bits, parsley, paprika, and salt; stir until well mixed. Stir in green onion and sun dried tomatoes.
  2. Chill for at least 4 hours to allow flavors to meld.

*This recipe was tested using imitation bacon bits, home-cooked crumbled bacon, and prepared real bacon pieces sold in packages right alongside the imitation bacon bits.  In my opinion, imitation bacon bits produced the best texture and best bacon flavor.

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4 comments:

  1. I want some of all of them! Lol! That BLT dip sounds amazing though! I recently bought some dip mixes from Earth Market on Etsy. Mix them with Greek Yogurt! I haven't tried them yet, but I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing this on #FoodieFriDIY!

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    1. Thank you so much, Martie! I always enjoy popping over to party with you and the crew at FoodieFriDIY!

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  2. I've seen a lot of dips in my day, but never a BLT dip. Why, I have no idea because this looks STINKING AWESOME!! I cannot wait to try this!

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  3. I just made some BLT Dip recipe with end of season tomatoes that I dehydrated in my toaster oven. Took 4-5 small ones for 1/4 cup. Put in three half pint jars for gifts. Great way to use up the straggler tomatoes on the vine. Haven't made dip yet but will be good. Might want to add that the dry mix makes a cup.

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