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In more cases than not, simple is best!  Cheddar Cheese Green Onion Dip is a perfect example of simple and best!  Oh, and easy and delicious too!!

If you’re in the market for an easy dip with loads of flavour, look no further!  Cheddar Cheese Green Onion Dip, with the flavours of green onions and garlic, along with the slight tang from a little mayonnaise will most certainly please.  I made this dip for two friends of ours who introduced us to the wonderful world of Mahjong!

Have you every played Mahjong?  No, not the match-the-tiles computer game, (that’s all I ever knew Mahjong to be!) but the complicated, spell-binding, rule-filled, table-top game using actual tiles.  I might have just turned you off completely, but please, Dear Reader, trust me – Mahjong is certainly a great game to get into. 

I was completely captivated, and it had nothing to do with the fact that I was the night’s winner.  No, I’m serious; I’m not competitive!  I’m not!!  Okay, I am – I’ll just put that out there right now, because I’m sure John.e will read this post soon and he’ll be sure to point that out.

Anyway, we were introduced to Mahjong by our freind, Suelen.  John.e has known Suelen for quite some time; they have both lived in the building we call home for many years.  I have been here for only a few years, and Leslie, our other key player, has been here for about as long as I have. 

It’s a small building and everyone pretty much knows everyone else, but these two ladies are extra special.  Suelen actually was a part of the membership and welcome committee that initially interviewed me before I was accepted as a member to the building.  And Leslie and I have both spent time on the social and newsletter committees.

After a dim sum lunch date with Suelen and some of her friends a few weeks back to celebrate Chinese New Year, we were invited to a Mahjong game night.  But, first we needed to learn the ropes.  Suelen and Leslie offered to do just that, so we invited them to our apartment for Mahjong and finger food.  This dip was one of the items we served.

Games night, no matter what the game, requires finger foods.  And, I, for one, love finger foods!  I think if I were to choose, I would choose dips with chips, breads, crackers, veggies, and fruits over an actual sit-down meal anytime.  It’s odd really, considering I love to cook as much as I do!

To me, a good dip or spread is the ultimate in comfort food.  If you think about it, it’s a very personal experience.  Dips and spreads are extremely easy to adapt to each personal taste.  They are very inexpensive, which pretty much means everybody can have their own.  They can be sweet or savoury, hot or cold, vegetarian or made with chicken, pork, or beef.  The possibilities with dips and spreads are endless!

I’m going to go eat some dip now, because writing about this Cheddar Cheese Green Onion Dip has made me so hungry!  In the meantime, I’m going to plan another Mahjong game night with the ladies, but first, I have to get through Oscar night!  Here’s the recipe:

Cheddar Cheese Green Onion Dip

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
In more cases than not, simple is best! Cheddar Cheese Green Onion Dip is a perfect example of simple and best! Oh, and easy and delicious too!!
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups old cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • In a bowl, cream the cream cheese using a hand-held mixer. Mix until there are no lumps.
  • Mix in the mayo and the sour cream, along with the black pepper and garlic. Mix well.
  • Use a wooden spoon to fold in the grated cheddar cheese and the green onions. Mix well to fully incorporate all ingredients.
  • Transfer to a food-safe container and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Before serving, remove from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.

Notes

We had a lot of this dip left over, so the next day, I portioned the cold dip into ramekins and baked them for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. It made for a lovely hot, cheesy dip served with nachos!

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  1. This was great on pita crackers! Next time I will leave out the mayo or cut it back some. The dip was tasty on a cracker, but on its own the mayo was a little much. I love how simple this recipe is!

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