Cucumber & herb dip







Cook Time

125-130 Min


  • 225g/8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1⁄2 cucumber, finely shredded
  • 25g/1oz Emmenthal cheese, grated
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, seasoning to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and chill for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
  • Serve with crudités or toasted flatbread such as pitta.


When preparing a Cucumber & Herb Dip, follow these precautions for a refreshing and flavorful result:
  1. Fresh Ingredients: Use crisp, fresh cucumbers and herbs to enhance the dip’s vibrancy and overall taste.
  2. Seed Removal: Remove cucumber seeds to prevent excess water content, ensuring a thicker and more flavorful dip.
  3. Herb Proportions: Balance herb quantities for a harmonious blend; start conservatively and adjust to taste gradually.
  4. Drain Excess Moisture: If using watery vegetables like cucumbers, ensure they are drained properly to prevent a watery consistency.
  5. Pre-chilling Ingredients: Refrigerate ingredients like yogurt or sour cream before mixing to maintain the dip’s freshness and prevent premature spoiling.
  6. Salt Sensibly: Be mindful of salt levels, considering both the natural saltiness of ingredients and personal preferences. Add salt gradually and taste as you go.
  7. Refrigeration: Allow the dip to chill before serving to enhance flavors and provide a cool, refreshing experience.
  8. Experiment with Varieties: Feel free to experiment with different herb combinations to find your preferred flavor profile.
By taking these precautions, you can create a delicious Cucumber & Herb Dip that’s both delightful and refreshing.


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