My friend, Wendi, served this dip at a grill-out in her backyard in the fall of '08. It's really yummy and fresh-tasting (just what I needed on a super-cold winter's night). Tonight we shared it with some friends who came over for game night.
courtesy of Recipezaar #16884
makes 3-4 cups
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup diced green pepper or celery
1 large tomato, seeded and diced (I used 3 Roma's since they're our favorite)
1 lb bacon, cooked crisp, drained, cooled, and crumbled
1/2 tsp garlic powder
black pepper, to taste
shredded lettuce to garnish (optional)
1. In medium bowl, with mixer, blend sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chopped onion and green pepper, garlic powder, and black pepper.
2. Add bacon and tomato to mixture; stir well.
3. Garnish with shredded lettuce just before serving, if desired.
I served this dip with celery sticks, carrot sticks, and Wheat Thins. You'll need about two boxes of Wheat Thins for this recipe. Also, you can get away with using light cream cheese and even omitting the mayo if you want a lower fat version. It's really simple and super delicious.