Saturday, July 21, 2012

Spicy Dip Bento

I was chopping some vegetables for a bridal shower tomorrow, and it made me hungry for some of the fresh and delicious veggies. So I sliced a few and put them aside for a bento dinner.
 Look at those delicious veggies! And I made a spicy dip to go along with it. YUM!
  • Celery Sticks
  • Baby Carrots
  • Yellow Pepper Strips
  • Cherry Tomato
  • Spicy Dip in a Yellow Pepper Bowl (Recipe below)
  • Mini Watermelons (Recipe Here)
  • Crunchmaster Multigrain Crackers
To make the dip you need:
  • 2 Tbsp Medium-Hot Chunky Salsa (You can have it more mild if you prefer)
  • 2 Tsp Cream Cheese (I used Tofutti Vegan 'cream cheese')
  • 1 Tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 Tsp Cracked Pepper
*Adjust the spice levels to what you like.
  1. Put cream cheese and salsa into a bowl and mix well breaking up and chunks of cream cheese.
  2. Add spices and mix, tasting as you go to see how much spice you want.
  3. Pour into a pepper bowl or a regular bowl and serve with veggies, crackers, chips, or pretzels. Alternately you could use it as a spread for a sandwich or to top a hamburger. This could also be used as a dressing for Taco Salad if you replaced the cream cheese with sour cream or ranch dressing.

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