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Old 05-03-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Product review: Knorr vegetable recipe mix



I received a sample package of this vegetable recipe mix attached to another of the manufacturer's products and it sat around for a while...

I like to make a raw vegetable dipping mix by mixing any onion soup mix with sour cream and serving with bite sized pieces of any of the following:
  • green onions
  • bell peppers
  • sliced radishes
  • sliced mushrooms
  • halved mini-carrots or
  • julienned regular carrots
  • red or brown onion squares
  • broccoli
  • pick your own favorites
One day I was out of onion soup mix and there the Knorr vegetable mix was so I tried it ... and it was delicious!!! The vegetable flakes absorb moisture and integrate with the mix. Some of the flakes add a bit of spice, and it's a nice change from my usual onion soup mix.


For a lower calorie version of either, use reduced-fat or non-fat sour cream. Mix the vegetable mix or onion soup mix into the sour cream a bit at a time until you like the strength of flavor.


Unused dip can be refrigerated and served 1-2 days later, however the mix thickens in the refrigerator so just add more sour cream to achieve an optimal dipping thickness.


To sum it up, I like this product and it's a tasty alternative to my usual onion soup mix dip recipe.

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Old 05-03-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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Oh yeah! I've used it for dip for years, good stuff!
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:45 PM   #3
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While I generally really like Knorr products, this one just isn't for me. I used it once for a spinach dip and I could hardly eat it. There's something about it that tastes off to me, maybe too many preservatives or something. Preservatives in food isn't a big issue to me, but in this case I think it was.

Glad others enjoy it though.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:08 PM   #4
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I wouldn't add spinach to it, although that is one of the package recipes. And artichoke dip. Yech!

Don't mix this stuff with anything except sour cream. Or maybe use it to amp a soup...
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:19 AM   #5
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I like it with just sour cream or yogurt too. It's hard to leave it alone after I first mix it, but it's better after sitting overnight.
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I have made it with spinach, and also with spinach and artichoke, as a hot dip you bake in the oven. My family all loves it and they think they are eating healthy because it contains spinach! LOL In fact, Kayelle, you are the first person I've heard say they didn't like it. I have been becoming wary of preservatives and sodium a lot more lately.
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I have used it and also the spinach version when it is attached to a jar of Hellman's mayonnaise.

It makes a quick simple dip and the leftovers are great for making twice baked potatoes.

I normally buy Lipton Recipe Secrets vegetable soup mix when it is on sale and I have a double coupon.


I believe they are both made by Unilever, but for some reason I prefer the Lipton version.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:22 PM   #8
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I have made it with spinach, and also with spinach and artichoke, as a hot dip you bake in the oven. My family all loves it and they think they are eating healthy because it contains spinach! LOL In fact, Kayelle, you are the first person I've heard say they didn't like it. I have been becoming wary of preservatives and sodium a lot more lately.
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I too have sometimes used plain yogurt, and it's sort'a okay, but it's just too damned healthy. Actually, a bit less tasty in my opinion. It seems reasonable that mayonnaise would work too, I haven't tried it, but may is available in fat free, light and regular, giving you a choice of how many calories you want.

For a long time I used fat free sour cream, then last several months the whole hog regular sour cream but lately I've been using the cop-out reduced calorie sour cream.

In any case it's more healthy than potato chips and all the commercial pre-prepared dips.
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I use plain greek yogurt for everything that calls for sour cream simply because I like it. I love it on a baked potato!
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Product review: Knorr vegetable recipe mix [IMG]http://www.knorr.com/Images/1020/1020-245892-product_recipeclssic_vegetble_272x335.png[/IMG] I received a sample package of this vegetable recipe mix attached to another of the manufacturer's products and it sat around for a while... I like to make a raw vegetable dipping mix by mixing any onion soup mix with sour cream and serving with bite sized pieces of any of the following: [LIST] [*]green onions [*]bell peppers [*]sliced radishes [*]sliced mushrooms [*]halved mini-carrots or [*]julienned regular carrots [*]red or brown onion squares [*]broccoli [*]pick your own favorites [/LIST] One day I was out of onion soup mix and there the Knorr vegetable mix was so I tried it ... and it was delicious!!! The vegetable flakes absorb moisture and integrate with the mix. Some of the flakes add a bit of spice, and it's a nice change from my usual onion soup mix. For a lower calorie version of either, use reduced-fat or non-fat sour cream. Mix the vegetable mix or onion soup mix into the sour cream a bit at a time until you like the strength of flavor. Unused dip can be refrigerated and served 1-2 days later, however the mix thickens in the refrigerator so just add more sour cream to achieve an optimal dipping thickness. To sum it up, I like this product and it's a tasty alternative to my usual onion soup mix dip recipe. 3 stars 1 reviews
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