BLT dip is cool and creamy, full of crispy bacon, ripe and juicy tomatoes, and topped with a sprinkle of fresh green onions. It's an easy appetizer recipe to make at home or take to a potluck!
It's my pleasure to partner again for this sponsored post with the Wisconsin Pork Producers Association. As always, all opinions are my own!
BLT sandwiches are one of my favorite parts of summer. This dip is like transporting a BLT and making it into a dippable, sharable form! You can serve it alongside pita chips, crackers or if you're keeping things healthy - pair it with crunchy carrots and celery sticks!
Y'all, this dip is so good, I'll never forget my first time eating it! We had an office lunch get-together one day and one of my co-workers, Mike brought this dip. I was late getting to the lunchroom but all I could hear was people raving about his BLT dip.
With bacon, what's there not to love???
Grabbing a plate, I tried a bite, and then two. Let's just say the rest is foodie history and I'm excited to share this recipe with you.
My love of bacon is real
Do you have a favorite cut of bacon? I love using bacon because it packs a huge punch of flavor!
You can use whatever cut of bacon you like in this recipe. Let's see, I've seen thick cut, center cut, smoked bacon, regular bacon....should I go on????
My point is all bacon is delicious, in my opinion. For this recipe I use the most basic, "regular" bacon, but you do whatever kind you'd like. Play around with it! I bet some black pepper bacon would be tasty, too!
Whether you buy meat from your local butcher or the grocery store you're still supporting farm families.
So the next time you make BLT dip, prep a pork tenderloin sheet pan meal, or cook up a batch of sweet and sour pork meatballs, you can be proud that you're supporting farm families in Wisconsin and across the US!
Overall, pork is both a good source of protein and also provides several important vitamins and minerals. A 3-ounce serving of pork is an “excellent” source of thiamin, selenium, protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and phosphorus, and a “good” source of riboflavin, zinc and potassium!
How to Make BLT Dip
Okay, confession time. My BLT dip doesn't actually have lettuce in it. I mean, the original BLT dip didn't have it and it still tasted every bit as good as a BLT sandwich.
Yes, the BLT sandwich stands for bacon, lettuce and tomato.
Let's think of this as the BLT acronym "bacon loves tomato" because in my heart, I believe that's true!
Now that that's out of the way, I encourage you to trust me on this.
We're taking a creamy base of sour cream and mayonnaise, then giving it a good stir with some garlic powder.
I suppose you could substitute some Greek yogurt in for a portion of the mayonnaise. Personally, I have't tried it. I can say if you make it like the recipe card says, you and your friends will swoon.
BLT Dip Tips
We're adding some cooked bacon. Now, if you've made my Make Ahead Bacon like I've told you to do in the past, you'll already have some in your fridge or freezer, ready to go!
Farm Girl Tip: My favorite way to cook bacon is in the oven. No greasy spatter to clean up and it leads to perfectly cooked bacon every time! I'm pretty sure I could make bacon in my sleep it's so easy!
When you're making pork, cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three minute wait. You can just stand there and admire bacon in all its glory while you wait.
If you’d like to learn more about all the varieties or pork along with the farmers who raise, it, head on over to PorkCares.org.
Once you have your dip all assembled and looking delish, you'll want to refrigerated it for at least 20 minutes so all the flavors combine.
It is worth the wait, I promise!
What do I serve with BLT Dip?
It's hard to go wrong here but my favorites dippers:
- pita chips
- butter (Ritz) crackers
- carrots or celery
You can the topping for your BLT dip it as easy as you want - a sprinkle of green pepper and extra bacon is good. You could always add some chopped tomatoes for color, too!
I keep it simple because let's be honest - we're going to devour it anyway!
Give this BLT dip a try and let me know what you think! It's hard to beat the taste of a creamy dip with smoky and salty bacon and tomato.
You can grab the printable blt dip recipe below. Oh, and save it to Pinterest for later!
Because, why???? Because BACON LOVES TOMATO!!!
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- 8 slices cooked bacon chopped and divided.
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup diced tomatoes
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 Tbsps green onions tops only
- pita chips for dipping
- Set aside 2 slices of bacon for topping. Then, in a medium sized bowl, stir to combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and garlic powder. Once mixed, add 6 slices of your crumbled bacon.
- Fold in diced tomatoes and transfer to serving bowl. Top with chopped green onion and reserved bacon pieces.
- Chill for 30 minutes before serving.