This blueberry cream cheese dip is a fantastic combination of flavors: blueberries, basil, cream cheese, and a dash of balsamic! Low carb recipe.
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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
Update! Check out my new recipe for zero carb balsamic vinegar! It's perfect for this recipe!
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.
Spread whipped cream cheese onto a serving plate.
Spoon the blueberry salsa over the cream cheese, and garnish with a sprig of basil leaves.
This is one of those appetizers that will really get people talking. It looks simple, but the unusual flavors are such a talking point!
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 4-8 fresh basil leaves, to taste
- salt and black pepper
- 6 oz whipped cream cheese
- Place the blueberries, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil leaves in a small blender - start with only a few basil leaves.
- Blend until smooth and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper as necessary, and additional basil if desired.
- Spread the whipped cream cheese onto a serving plate.
- Spoon the blueberry salsa over the cream cheese, and garnish with a sprig of basil leaves.
5g net carbs per serving
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Nutrition InformationYield 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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