Published September 1, 2002.
Supermarket and soup-mix dips have given the crudité platter a bad reputation. We were determined to devise a homemade dip recipe to rectify this situation. Our best dip recipes began with either a mayonnaise-sour cream or a mayonnaise-yogurt base for body, richness, and velvety texture. Then we added flavor-charged ingredients—the fewer the better—for maximum flavor with minimum fuss.