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Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip

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This blueberry cream cheese dip is a fantastic combination of flavors: blueberries, basil, cream cheese, and a dash of balsamic! Low carb recipe.

Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip - a fantastic combination of flavors!

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This recipe is a combination of two of my favorite recipes! The flavors can be found in my Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumble – a gorgeous and delicious dessert that is super popular! The idea to make it into a layered dip comes from my recipe for Cranberry and Cream Cheese Dip. In that dish, cream cheese is smeared onto a plate and then topped with a raw cranberry and jalapeño salsa. 

I switched things up a little bit here, by using whipped cream cheese as the base. It's easier to scoop and I love the airy texture. The topping is of course made with blueberries – I've used fresh ones rather than frozen – and added some basil and a little balsamic. It's a seriously interesting union of flavors and textures, and if – like me – you love combining herbs with fruit, you have to try this recipe!

How to Make a Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip

Place fresh blueberries, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil leaves in a small blender (I use the cup attachment on my stick blender). Start with only a few basil leaves. 

Update! Check out my new recipe for zero carb balsamic vinegar! It's perfect for this recipe!

Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip - a fantastic combination of flavors!

Blend until smooth and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper as necessary, and additional basil if desired. You might even prefer it a little sweeter – much depends on the blueberries. I didn't feel like my version needed to be any sweeter, but you may feel differently! You could add a little liquid sweetener, sugar free honey or low carb simple syrup! Blend again.

Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip - a fantastic combination of flavors!

Spread whipped cream cheese onto a serving plate. 

Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip - a fantastic combination of flavors!

Spoon the blueberry salsa over the cream cheese, and garnish with a sprig of basil leaves.

Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip - a fantastic combination of flavors!

Serve with something like low carb Baked Bagel Chips (as shown), cucumber sticks, celery, or homemade low carb tortilla chips.

Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip - a fantastic combination of flavors!

This is one of those appetizers that will really get people talking. It looks simple, but the unusual flavors are such a talking point!

Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Dip - a fantastic combination of flavors!

Low Carb Blueberry and Cream Cheese Dip

Low Carb Blueberry and Cream Cheese Dip

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This dip is a fantastic combination of flavors: blueberries, basil, cream cheese, and a dash of balsamic! Low carb recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4-8 fresh basil leaves, to taste
  • salt and black pepper
  • 6 oz whipped cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil leaves in a small blender - start with only a few basil leaves. 
  2. Blend until smooth and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper as necessary, and additional basil if desired.
  3. Spread the whipped cream cheese onto a serving plate. 
  4. Spoon the blueberry salsa over the cream cheese, and garnish with a sprig of basil leaves.

Notes

5g net carbs per serving

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size Sixth of the dip
Amount Per Serving Calories 115Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 29mgSodium 186mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 2g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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Gin

Sunday 10th of May 2020

It seems you can buy cream cheese ready whipped? Haven't seen that in the UK. Would you whip ordinary cream cheese or not bother?

Georgina

Monday 11th of May 2020

Whipped cream cheese is easier to scoop up, so is preferable, but as long as regular cream cheese isn't super cold then it will work just fine.

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