Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 (10-ounce) cans Mexican-style diced tomatoes
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves (about 1 bunch)
1 cup sour cream
3 garlic cloves, minced


Process diced tomatoes and next 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Garnish, if desired.

Note: For a beautiful presentation, cut top from 1 large red bell pepper, reserving top; remove and discard seeds and membrane, leaving pepper intact. Arrange bell pepper on a serving plate, and fill with sauce.

Stacy Lamons, Houston, Texas,

Southern Living

January 2004