Herbed Dip with Baby Vegetables

Herbed Dip with Baby Vegetables Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
This appetizer of Herbed Dip with Baby Vegetables showcases the first signs of springs with tender spears of asparagus and haricots verts serving as crudites for this creamy fresh herb dip.

Yield:

Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings
Total time: 4 Hours, 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 4 Hours, 15 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon Beau Monde seasoning
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound thin fresh asparagus
1/2 pound haricots verts (tiny green beans), trimmed

Preparation

1. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.

2. Meanwhile, snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. Cut asparagus into 6-inch pieces, reserving any remaining end portions for another use. Cook asparagus in boiling water to cover in a large saucepan 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Repeat procedure with haricots verts. Place vegetables in zip-top plastic bags; seal and chill until ready to serve. Serve mayonnaise mixture with chilled vegetables.

February 2012
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