Darn Good Dip

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Super Bowl, Thanksgiving 2016 by Lori Hill3 Comments

I created this dip when I was trying  a recipe for salad dressing from Gathered Table that I discovered from our weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The original recipe called for fish sauce and plain yogurt and suggested replacing some of the yogurt with mayonnaise for a tangier recipe. So I veganified it by using Just Mayo, a vegan mayonnaise substitute, instead of yogurt and deleting the fish sauce. The result was a really tasty and thick concoction that I spooned on to my salad. It is vegan and gluten-free. 

My husband John  tried it, loved it, finished it out, and declared it a dip, not salad dressing, since it was so thick. He suggested placing it in a bread bowl, which required me to double the recipe. The bread I used was Organic Tuscan Bread which I picked up at the bakery from our local Whole Foods Market. I chose this bread because it tastes great and I can avoid a plastic bag because  it’s on display in the self-serve section of the bakery, so I just bring my own cloth bread bag. Other types of bread you can use are sourdough, rye, or pumpernickel. As long as you have a hard crust, you are good to go! 

Last week we served this at a neighborhood party and everybody loved it. Everybody. Adults, kids, vegans, omnivores. Everybody. Be sure to let me know what you think! 

Darn Good Dip
Serves 12
This vegan and gluten-free dip has hints of fresh basil and will be the hit of your party.
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
490 calories
30 g
21 g
38 g
6 g
6 g
131 g
983 g
4 g
0 g
32 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490
Calories from Fat 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 23g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 21mg
Sodium 983mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 2/3 cup of Just Mayo
  2. 1 1/3 cup chopped scallions (1 bunch of 6, use both white and green parts)
  3. 1 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (2 .75 ounce packets)
  4. 1/2 cup lemon juice
  5. 4 tsp chopped garlic
  6. 2 tsp sea salt
  7. 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  8. 1 round loaf of bread
  1. Dip
  2. Place Just Mayo, scallions, basil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve or immediately place in hollowed out loaf of bread
  4. Bread
  5. Using a small serrated knife, cut a hole in the center of the loaf, being careful not to cut too far down. You don't want to cut the bottom of the loaf.
  6. Remove the bread, and slice into small, bite-sized pieces.
  7. Spoon dip into hollowed out bread "bowl".
  8. Serve with bite-size bread pieces and your favorite fresh, chopped vegetables.
Adapted from Gathered Table
Adapted from Gathered Table
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Lori Hill

Lori Hill

Lori Hill is a plant eater, trash picker upper, climate activist, wife, and mom to 2 human boys, 2 cat boys, and 1 dog boy. On a mission to do all she can to take better care of the planet, Lori created Sister Eden Media, a green lifestyle company, to inspire others to give a damn and live more gently on Earth. She shares tips on her YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and also frequently appears on television.
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