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Veggie Cups with Mom’s Vegetable Dip

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For my niece’s bridal shower menu, I decided to have some vegetables and dip. I wanted to make it more exciting than just serving them on a plain old veggie tray. After some thought, I came up with the idea of creating veggie cups with my mom’s vegetable dip! To find the correct size, was the bigger challenge!

I was like goldilocks looking for the right size cups to use. They needed to not be too large, and that’s what I found with the 9 ounce clear cups at the grocery store. Then, the 2 oz dessert cups I found were too small. I ended up finding some 3.5 oz appetizer cups from Hobby Lobby.

veggies in cups with dip for baby or bridal shower

They were just right for these veggie dip cups! I grabbed a cup and started layering it with colorful and crunchy vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. To top it off, I added a generous dollop of my mom’s famous vegetable dip!

The result was not only visually appealing but also incredibly delicious. The combination of fresh vegetables and creamy dip in a convenient cup made for the perfect appetizer!

It was a hit with the family and friends, and I will definitely be making them again in the future!

  • SOUR CREAM
  • MAYONNAISE
  • DRIED ONION
  • BON APPETIT OR BEAU MONDE SEASONING
  • DILL WEED
  • SNAP PEAS
  • BELL PEPPERS
  • CELERY
  • CUCUMBER
  • CARROTS
  • GRAPE TOMATOES
  • 3.5 OZ APPETIZER CUPS

One of my sisters-in-laws took care of the veggies for the cups. You want everything to be about the same in length and to have a variety of color.

She had a mixture of pepper slices, celery sticks, carrots, cucumber, and snap peas. We also had grape tomatoes that were put on an extra long toothpick. Feel free to change up the veggies, but I loved this combination!

Now let’s make the dip. This is my mom’s recipe. I have tried other recipes, but they just aren’t as good as my mom’s.

It’s a mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream with dried dill, dried onion, and then some beau monde or bon Appetit seasoning. The perfect flavor combination.

Beau monde made by Spice Islands is the easiest of those two seasonings to find. You can find a version online, but it is like 4 times the cost of the Spice Islands version.

McCormick used to make the bon Appetit seasoning for grocery stores. However, they have since stopped making it. They do offer a substitute recipe that you can make if you want to go that route. It uses onion powder, celery salt, and sugar.

Serve these at bridal or baby showers. They will work great for birthday parties too!

veggie appetizer with mom's vegetable dip for parties in clear cups

Can I use any vegetables for the veggie cups?
Yes, you can use a variety of vegetables for the veggie cups. Popular options include carrots, celery, bell peppers, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and snap peas. Choose a combination of colors and textures for a visually appealing presentation.

Can I make the dill dip ahead of time?
Absolutely! The dill dip is best made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. In fact, allowing the flavors to meld together for a few hours or overnight can enhance the taste of the dip. Just give it a stir before serving.

Can I substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream in the vegetable dip?
Yes, you can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream if you prefer a lighter option. Greek yogurt adds a tangy flavor and creamy texture similar to sour cream, making it a suitable alternative. You can also use a combination of Greek yogurt and sour cream for a balance of flavors.

How far in advance can I assemble the veggie cups before serving?
It’s best to assemble the veggie cups shortly before serving to ensure that the vegetables remain fresh and crisp. However, you can prepare the vegetables and the dill dip in advance and store them separately in the refrigerator. Assemble the veggie cups just before your event or gathering.

veggie appetizer cups with homemade dill dip

Veggie Cups with Mom’s Vegetable Dip

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 151 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp dried onion
  • 2 tsp Bon Appetit or Beau Monde seasoning
  • 2 tsp dill weed
  • 2 cups snap peas
  • 3 different color bell peppers sliced
  • 3 stalks celery cut into sticks
  • 1 cucumber cut into spears
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 16 clear plastic 3.5 oz appetizer cups

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, dried onion, Beau Monde seasoning, and dill weed together.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using.
  • When ready to serve, divide dip between 16 appetizer cups.
  • Place tomatoes and extra long toothpicks. Divide vegetables evenly between the cups. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3641IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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