This post is sponsored by Hatfield and SheKnows Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The holiday season is my favorite time of year – not only for the celebrations and the gatherings of family and friends, but for the food. I have spent years gathering favorite recipes from my Grandma, my mom, my Aunts, and friends that have crossed my path. One of my biggest challenges is adding new recipes to my holiday menu because I tend to get stuck making the same old faithful recipes over and over again, year after year.
This year, we’re reimagining our holiday meals with some new flavors and fresh ideas, thanks to Hatfield. And I’m starting with a fabulous dip that is already a huge hit with my family! Everyone loves BLTs (they’re one of our favorite dinners to throw together when we don’t have a lot of time to cook!) so I knew that making a BLT-inspired dip would be popular. Boy, did we hit the mark on this one! I mean – BACON.
This dip is a perfect pre-meal appetizer for any holiday meal or party. When I’m cooking for our big holiday family dinner, I spend hours and hours in the kitchen. It’s a lot of work, but I really do love it. The only problem? I get hungry while I’m preparing that big meal. I love to have a few appetizers handy, not only to keep family and friends happy (and patient!) but to keep MY belly satisfied so I don’t become a grump by the time dinner is ready to be served.
I can’t believe how much of a hit this BLT dip was with adults and kids alike. I have tried BLT dips before, but I I’ve always noticed they were missing the “L” in the recipe. Because I’m such a fan of fresh spinach, I thought I’d try creating a dip with chopped spinach in it (to replace the lettuce in the BLT). The result was near to perfection! And since this dip is best served after it has chilled overnight, it’s a perfect make-ahead dish so that you can free up some time when you’re getting ready to gather with family and friends.
Of course, while I was cooking the Hatfield thick cut bacon for the recipe, I did have to steal a slice or two for myself (and my youngest son, who was willing to help in exchange for a piece of bacon!).
1 lb Hatfield Extra Thick Cut Maple Brown Sugar Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 cup low fat mayonnaise
1 cup low fat sour cream
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1 cup chopped tomatoes (I prefer grape tomatoes)
2-3 green onions, diced
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours for flavors to blend. Sprinkle with additional diced green onions. Serve with corn chips or crackers.
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