This dip make with creme fraiche, fresh lemon and lots of herbs really could not be easier. Jump to the Easy Creme Fraiche Dip Recipe with Lemon and Herbs or read on to see our tips for making it.
This creamy, cool dip is perfect for a vegetable platter. I especially love it with radish and cucumber. It doubles as a salad dressing, too. Throw your favorite greens into a bowl, add a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil on top then scatter a spoonful of this creamy herbed dip on top. Oh, and I probably don’t need to tell you that it makes an excellent topping for pork or chicken.
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Recipe updated, originally posted August 2009. Since posting this in 2009, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Easy Creme Fraiche Dip with Lemon and Herbs
The dip will improve with time so making this a day in advance is no problem at all. Just keep it covered and stored in the refrigerator.
You Will Need
1 (8-ounce) container creme fraîche
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
Stir creme fraiche, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill and chives in a bowl until well blended. Season with 1/8 teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Taste and adjust with more salt/pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate at least 20 minutes.