Creamy Skinny Lemongrass Ginger Wasabi Dip


by: Entertaining is Easy/Lisa Newsome

If you are looking for a wasabi dip with extra flavor, then this is the appetizer dip for you…lemongrass & ginger paste add a depth of flavor & complexity that truly make this a popular dip at any party! The dip only has 5 ingredients & can be made in just a few minutes in a food processor…serve with Edamame Hummus, store-bought fresh spring rolls & Apparition Cocktails for an impromptu cocktail party that will be a hit among your friends! This dip can also be used as a sandwich spread to give cucumber sandwiches a little extra flavor & kick…experiment with this dip…I think you will find quite a few uses for it!


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serves: 8-10

24 ounces lite or fat-free cream cheese, softened

1/2 tube wasabi paste (about 2 tablespoons)

1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste

1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Lemongrass Paste

black sesame seeds

Serve with...

1 large bag kettle chips

crispy wontons from your local Chinese take-out

1 package rice crackers

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Skinny Lemongrass Ginger Wasabi Dip

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories: 94

  • Total Fat: 1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg
  • Sodium: 597.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.4 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  •     Sugars: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

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1.  The day before serving, place the cream cheese in a food processor or mixer. Process/beat until smooth.

2.  Add the wasabi paste & process till smooth.

3.  Add the ginger paste & lemongrass paste to the cream cheese-wasabi mixture (a). Process/beat till smooth. Adjust & add more wasabi/ginger/lemongrass paste as needed according to your taste (b).

4.  Let the Creamy Lemongrass Ginger Wasabi Dip sit overnight so the flavors can meld. Serve with kettle potato chips & crispy wonton chips. Garnish with black or white sesame seeds.

Cooks' note:
Gourmet Garden products are among my favorite "shortcuts"...their products are located in many grocery stores throughout and outside the US.

Wasabi Paste may be found in the International section of most grocery stores & in asian markets.

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