Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Neiman Marcus Dip

This chunky little dip packs a lot of flavor 
for having so few ingredients.
We're not sure why it is called Neiman Marcus Dip.
Maybe because it taste so "rich"...
Like a million bucks.
Whatever the reason...it is good!

 It just takes 5 ingredients.

Fresh green onions straight from the garden.
Thanks Jeanne!

Shredded cheddar cheese.
We love the little hand held grater from IKEA. 
It holds all of the cheese inside, 
then you can put it anywhere 
you want it...on the chopping board, 
straight in a casserole, or right in a bowl. 

Easy as can be.
Chop the onions.
Grate the cheese.
Then dump in the bacon bits,
 almonds, and mayonnaise.
Stir and refrigerate for a few hours
 so all of the flavors blend together.

 Now if you have picky onion haters in your family
 like we do in ours... 
 (You know who you are Amber & Cory) 
 then just leave out the onions.  
 Usually when we make it we stir everything together
 but the onions, set aside some for the haters,
 then throw the onions in and mix.


Neiman Marcus Dip

5 - 6 green onions
 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 jar Hormel Real Bacon Bits 
1 pkg. slivered almonds

Chop the green onions.
Shred the cheddar cheese.

Mix the onions, cheese, mayo, bacon bits,
 and slivered almonds together.
Chill for a couple hours.
Serve with Ritz crackers or corn chips.

Enjoy!

 
 

69 comments:

  1. I love this dip. I am proud to be an onion hater.

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    1. try to substitute with celery it would give it the crunch and of course colour.

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  2. It could be called that because it was probably first served in the Neiman Marcus Restaurant.

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  3. Going to try it today!

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  4. I'd love to try this, but as I'm outside the US I don't know how much bacon bits or almonds there are in the packages you recommend. Could you provide cup or weight measurements please?

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    1. The picture shows a 3 ounce jar of bacon bits and a package with 1/2 cup slivered almonds.

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    2. I am going to make this..and you can improvise.. with the amounts . Thanks for the idea!

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  5. The picture shows a 3 ounce jar of bacon bits and a package with 1/2 cup slivered almonds.

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  6. I love the irony of making your "Neiman Marcus" dip with a cheese grater from IKEA! LOL!
    Can't wait to try this and I need that cheese grater for myself!

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  7. can you use something instead of the mayo?

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    1. No! you will shurely die if you use anything other than mayo!

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    2. Im thinking maybe with sour cream would be good!

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    3. Why not Greek Yogurt? (Oikos Plain - nice and thick)

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    4. We have tried it with Miracle Whip but it didn't taste as good...too sweet. BUT the good thing is that you can experiment and try whatever you like...you might come up with something even more delicious.

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    5. If a recipe calls for real mayo, use Duke's if you can find it...so much better than Hellman's or any other!

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    6. hahaha lol surely you will die
      Duke's kicks Hellman's Hiney!

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    7. I would definitely use Sour Cream in place of the mayo! Try it if you aren't a mayo lover and you will see its just as good if not better!

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  8. If you let the dip sit too long, the bacon bit will rehydrate and look like little bits of ham. Doesn't affect the taste, but just so you know.

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  9. This dip is also GREAT with Pepper Jelly on top of it !!! Yumm,,,

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  10. I've seen this same receipt, but with raw broccoli in it.

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  11. I make mine with three different cheeses and cut up a few tomatoes and a bell pepper makes it more colorful. But the big difference is I mix it all up with Green Goddess dressing, it is wonderful. I am going to try yours sounds delicious. Thank you!!!

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  12. I love this dip with Kame rice crackers. I could eat the whole thing!

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  13. Made it last night, what a hit!! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I can't wait to try this! Looks really good :)

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  15. Looks delish! I'm gonna make this...but I think I'll toast the almonds a bit...use half sour cream half mayo...and maybe add in a clove of garlic!

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  16. Add 2tsp of Dry Ranch Dressing and Craisins to taste... Amazing

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  17. oooh reading this just in time for Christmas company, sounds delicious..cant wait to try! Thankyou!

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  18. OMG! This sounds Sooo Yummy I'm going to make it Soon!

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  19. I'm thinking of trying it and substituting sunflower kernels for the almonds since nuts give me migraines

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  20. How may clories is in that ?

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  21. Yum.....You could also add chicken and celery to make a different kind of chicken salad.

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  22. OHHH this looks so great:-) Great recipes, great pictures:-)

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  23. With nut allergies do you have a suggestion for something besides almonds?

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    1. Roasted chick peas (you can google and find several different flavors)
      or like another suggested sunflower seeds.

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    2. The sunflower seeds work better with that tiny crunch and hit of salt :)

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  24. Just made this and replaced the Mayo with Non-fat Greek yogurt! Delicious!!

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  25. Looks delish! Gonna have to try this one for sure.... Thanks

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  26. Used real bacon pieces (half the bag chopped fine), half low fat dukes, half Greek yogurt, and slivered water chestnuts (asian foods) instead of almonds

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  27. I made it with sour cream and it was a big hit! I think next time,I will fry the bacon and try that. Thanks for the recipe.

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  28. I use pecans and Oscar Meyer real bacon bits (they add real, smokey bacon taste) favorite southern dip. HUGE on flavor!

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  29. make your bacon fresh..takes it to a whole other level!

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  30. I make it with 2 pouches of the real bacon pieces in the salad dressing section at the grocery store. I have never tried it with the almonds.

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  31. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I cannot wait to try this-------this would also be good with frozen spinach, thawed, squeezing all of the water out of it, using paper towels, and/or dried veggie flakes

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  33. The picture shows sliced celery in it, but it is not listed in the recipe? I thought maybe it was just the green onions, but I enlarged it and sure enough, it is celery. Confused. But still sounds yummy.

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    1. No celery - what you see in the picture is sliced green onion.

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  34. Love this recipe!! Just made it without the almonds and used real bacon cooked in microwave and is it ever delicious!!!

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  35. made this to take to a party last night and it was a huge hit -- and then I realized I forgot to throw in the bacon bits! Added them to the leftovers this morning and I'm pigging out right now! Wish you had a pinterest link I could pin from instead of using a third party! I like to link to original recipes whenever possible.

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  36. Could I make this a day before an event? I didn't know if the texture of the almonds and bacon would change.

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  37. We have made it plenty of times the night before. Still turns out great!

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  38. I saw this on Pinterest and then I realized someone stole your content, in case you wanted to report them: http://inspiredreamer.com/neiman-marcus-dip/ It looks like they cut off your watermarks.

    The recipe looks delish!

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    1. Thank you very much. We will look into this.

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  39. people are so funny, someone posts a receipe and a zillion people ask for every substitution under the sun...no, it won't taste the same if you take out the mayo, bacon bits, and almonds..it might taste fine..but it wont be neiman marcus dip. silly folks...

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  40. Would this be good to make and eat right away, no chilling?
    Wondering if I can make it at an event and just serve it right away and if it'd still be as tasty as it sounds :)

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  41. Another poster was right, using real bacon fresh, it does take it to a whole new level.

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  42. I work at Neiman Marcus ! I think I'll make this and take to our Thanksgiving Dinner !

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  43. I have used this same recipe for baked stuffed jalapenos (minus the almonds). Yummy!

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  44. Dumb question...never used green onions before ...you use all of it or just green stem?

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    1. Cut the root off the bottom(the part that looks fibrous) and you can use the whole onion.

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  45. I added a cup of sour cream to the recipe and its yummy!!!!

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  46. I made this tonight and made it with a cup of plain greek yogurt and half cup of mayo. i've never had it before tonight and it still tasted pretty flavorful to me.

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  47. I add tomatoes and use real bacon.....soooo good!!

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  48. This sounds easy and yummo but I'd use REAL bacon! If you don't like green onions, use some grated broccoli. This is a great base recipe for lots of additions/substitutions :)

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