How To Make Creamy Radish Dip (With Photos)

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This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.

This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.

Cream Cheese Radish Dip

I’m a big fan of cream cheese dips such as cheeseballs or any other creamy dip that can be smeared on a cracker. I think the combination of cream cheese and green onions in a traditional cheeseball covered in chipped beef is a match made in heaven.

However, I recently discovered a new recipe that is just as good with no meat involved. The meat is substituted for a healthier ingredient, and most people can’t even tell the difference.

Chopped radishes give both crunch and a hint of spice to this easy vegetarian radish dip.

This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.

Raw Radish Recipe

I love to stock up on radishes in the summer when they are plentiful at the farmers market. I tend to eat the first few handfuls, but then shortly after, I’m ready to eat them in other ways.

This cold radish dip is perfect for just this scenario. I don’t like cooking in the summer, and this cold radish dip is a great lunch option. Think of it as the perfect cream cheese dip for a bagel. I even like slicing fresh cucumbers thin to layer on top of the smear.

The recipe originated in my Savory Sampling Cook Book from Madison, Indiana, and I’m sure that the original cook made this recipe all the time, because it’s that good and really different from other radish recipes.

This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.

Creamy Radish Dip Ingredients

  • Radishes, ground or chopped fine
  • Green Onions (green parts only)
  • Cream Cheese, softened
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.

Equipment List

  • Food Processor
  • KitchenAid Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • Large Bowl
  • Spatula

How to Make Creamy Radish Dip

Step By Step Instructions

  1. In a food processer, grind up radishes into a fine chop. Add green onion tops, and blend a few seconds longer.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream softened cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Stir in chopped radishes and scallions, onion powder and salt.
  4. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.
  6. Place in a serving bowl with crackers or vegetables, or use as a smear on a bagel or lunch meat sandwiches.

Storage Instructions

Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Full instructions and ingredients list on how to make radish dip can be found in the recipe card at the end of the page.

Chopped radishes give both crunch and a hint of spice to this easy vegetarian radish dip.

Recipe FAQs

  • Be sure to start with softened cream cheese. I let mine sit at room temperature for a minimum of one hour to soften. If you skip this step, expect lumpy cream cheese.
  • A food processor or a Ninja works great to grind up the radishes. Check out our favorite kitchen items in our Amazon Store.
  • Use the green parts only of the scallion. Scallions are also called green onions.
  • Let the cream cheese radish dip chill in the fridge for several hours to let the flavors meld together.
  • If desired, roll the radish dip into a ball to make a cheeseball.
  • This is a great recipe to make ahead.
  • Do not let the cheeseball sit out at room temperature for more than 4 hours. After 4 hours at room temperature, the food enters the danger zone for foodborne illness.
Chopped radishes give both crunch and a hint of spice to this easy vegetarian radish dip.

What can I do with a bunch of radishes?

If you are tired of eating raw radishes, it’s time to think outside the box. Here are five ways to use a bunch of radishes.

  1. Make a radish sandwich. Smear butter on 2 slices of sandwich bread. (I recommend Irish Butter and hearty wheat bread.) Slice radishes thin, and arrange on top of the butter. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  2. Try a creamy radish dip. Grind radishes and scallions. Stir into softened cream cheese. Season with onion powder and salt. Serve with crackers or fresh veggies.
  3. Roast them! Radishes can be roasted just like any other vegetable. Try roasting a blend of potatoes and radishes.
  4. Use them as a garnish. Slice radishes thin, and use as a crunchy topper for tacos.
  5. Make pickles! Save your radishes for later by following an easy pickle recipe. Try pickled radish and onions from Beyer Beware.
Chopped radishes give both crunch and a hint of spice to this easy vegetarian radish dip.

Favorite Cream Cheese Dip Recipes

Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

This Pineapple Cheese Ball with Pecans has a sweet pineapple flavor that goes hand in hand with the saltiness of chopped pecans. 

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is a crunchy cheese dip filled with pecans, water chestnuts and pineapple, the perfect topping for your favorite crackers. 

Crock Pot Sausage Queso

With just four ingredients, this small-batch Crock Pot Sausage Queso Dip is perfect for a small gathering of friends or even a fun option for dinner with the family. Grab a bag of your favorite tortilla chips and dig in!

How To Make Creamy Radish Dip (With Photos)

This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.
Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Refrigerator Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 4 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese radish dip, creamy radish dip, radish dip
Servings: 16
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup radishes
  • 1/4 cup green onion tops (scallions)
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a food processor, grind up radishes. Add green onion tops, and pulse a few times.
    This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.
  • Cream softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Stir in ground radishes and onions, onion powder and salt.
    This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.
  • Place in a serving bowl. Chill for several hours.
    This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.
  • Serve with crackers or veggies, or as a smear on a bagel or a sandwich.
    This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.

Notes

    • Be sure to start with softened cream cheese. I let mine sit at room temperature for a minimum of one hour to soften. If you skip this step, expect lumpy cream cheese.
    • A food processor or a Ninja works great to grind up the radishes.
    • Use the green parts only of the scallion. Scallions are also called green onions.
    • Let the cream cheese radish dip chill in the fridge for several hours to let the flavors meld together.
    • If desired, roll the radish dip into a ball to make a cheeseball.
    • This is a great recipe to make ahead.
    • Do not let the cheeseball sit out at room temperature for more than 4 hours. After 4 hours at room temperature, the food enters the danger zone for foodborne illness.
    • Love cheese ball? Try this pineapple pecan version
    • The calorie counts, carb counts and nutritional information for this recipe are auto-calculated and can vary depending on the products used. They should not be used for specific dietary needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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This easy dip recipe is classic picnic food. Radishes, green onions, cream cheese and onion powder create a creamy, white radish dip that goes surprisingly well with sliced meats and cheese.

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