Crudites with Asian-Style Dip

This dip was really tasty! It was different from a lot of the other dips that I've had. I love raw veggies, and this was a fun way to add some Asian flair to them.

Crudites with Asian-Style Dip
Bon App├ętit December 1998

Yield: Makes 1 cup dip

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Assorted cut-up vegetables (such as carrots, red bell peppers, sugar snap peas, cucumbers and broccoli)

Combine first 11 ingredients in small bowl; whisk to blend. Season dip with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Place bowl with dip in center of platter. Surround with assorted vegetables and serve.

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

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