Marigold Cheese Dip Recipe

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Have a backyard bed of marigolds? Share some with guests the next time you entertain by adding them to a cream cheese dip. It's a surprisingly delicious appetizer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh savory
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh marigold petals
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 160 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in the chives, savory and marigold petals. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Marigold Cheese Dip in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p228

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muffinmonster User ID: 2793033 75294
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"did U realize that some varieties of marigolds are POISONOUS! Be extremely careful & be sure that you research it THOROUGHLY before you think about doing this recipe. I'm surprised TOH hasn't said something!"

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