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Marigold Cheese Dip

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


2 cups

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.—Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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