Canadian Caesar Cocktail Dip

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 4 1/2

All of the fantastic flavours that go into the classic Canadian cocktail are whirled together with sour cream and mayo to create a creamy, spicy Caesar-inspired dip. Garnish with a swirl of pureed red peppers and be sure to serve with lots of crunchy celery!

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Directions for: Canadian Caesar Cocktail Dip


2 whole roasted red peppers

1 Roma tomato

1 cup sour cream

¼ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup canned baby clams, drained

¼ cup coarsely chopped cilantro, plus sprig for garnishing

3 green onions, coarsely chopped

1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

1 Tbsp hot sauce

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp celery salt or Caesar rimmer

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper


1. In a food processor, pulse roasted red peppers until smooth. Scrape into a small bowl.

2. Slice tomato in half crosswise, then seed. Coarsely chop and place in rinsed food processor. Add remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning, if you like.

3. Scrape dip into serving bowl and swirl pureed red pepper over dip. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro, if you like.

Tips and Substitutions

If making ahead, dip will keep well covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day. Serve with tortilla chips and celery sticks for dipping.

Source and Credits

Recipe courtesy of Victoria Walsh


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