Click Rain Hosts First-Ever Dip-Off

We hosted our first-ever dip-off yesterday at Click Rain. With three categories (dairy, sweet and vegetable) and 11 varieties, we are still recovering from our food coma a full 24 hours later. 

You'll find the recipes for our winning dips below!

Plate filled with different dips.

Sweet Category

Key Lime Dip by Amy Gehling

2 packages of 8 oz cream cheese
¼ cup sugar
1 can of sweetened and condensed milk
¼-⅓  cup of Key Lime Juice (Note: “key lime” is different than just plain “lime.”)
1 Lime

Blend cream cheese until consistency is “creamed.” Cream sugar into cream cheese. Add sweetened and condensed milk, blend. Add key lime juice (recipe actually calls for ¼ cup I added closer to ⅓, I would start with ¼ and add more to “taste”) Garnish with lime, if so desired.

Dairy Category

Taco Dip by Amanda Oberg

1 package 8 oz cream cheese (can use whipped or soften regular for 10 sec. in microwave)
1 package 8 oz sour cream (I use original organic as it tastes better)
½ to full package of taco seasoning (Ortega brand, season to your liking)

Toppings (in order):
Shredded romaine lettuce
2-3 roma tomatoes
Fine mexican blend shredded cheese
Sliced green olives (optional)
Sliced black olives (optional)

Vegetable Category

Garlic Garden Salsa by Tamara Parliament

3 large tomatoes
1 poblano pepper
1 large yellow onion
½ green bell pepper
5 serrano peppers
3-4 tabasco peppers
2 jalepeneo peppers
2-3 TBS minced garlic
Sea salt, to taste

Fire roast all vegetables on a grill (preferably charcoal) until skin starts to blacken. Allow to cool. Place in food processor and blend. Add salt to your taste preference and serve cold.