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Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip

Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crab #asparagus #dip #recipe

I took a break from dips … I don’t know how it happened, or why. Perhaps it was that marathon health kick I went on when I was trying to get skinny. (It worked, by the way! I’m officially back to my ideal weight.)

But lately I’ve had the munchies and I looked over my recent recipes and realized that it’s been a LONG time since I made a good dip!

Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crab #asparagus #dip #recipe

That needed to change. And so I went into the kitchen and looked at what I had on hand and there was a bunch of asparagus and mushrooms that I’d roasted on the grill. Those would go nicely in a dip, wouldn’t they?

Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crab #asparagus #dip #recipe

Sure they would! In fact, I almost left it at that because the dip was already delightfully dip-able, but then I decided to stir in a can of crab meat. And that made it even better. And so my newest favorite dip was born. It’s a little juicy, but it tastes marvelous. I’ve been munching on it with crackers and chips, but you could use veggies for dippers too, if you want to go totally skinny. Do use fresh herbs in this dip if you have them available to you … they really add a nice flavor to the dip.

Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup cooked mushrooms, chopped fine
  • 1 - 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped fine
  • 3 oz. Greek cream cheese (or Neufchatel)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup leftover roasted asparagus
  • 1 6-oz. can crab meat, drained
  • 1 - 3 teaspoons Sriracha or other hot sauce (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • About 1 Tablespoon fresh snipped tarragon
  • About 1 Tablespoon fresh snipped chives
  • About 1 teaspoon fresh snipped dill


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, then saute the onion, mushrooms and garlic until the onions are soft and translucent. Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese until it softens and mixes well with the veggies.
  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Serve with chips, crackers and/or veggies.


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Spring Crab & Asparagus Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crab #asparagus #dip #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends Friday and Sunday Food & Fitness.

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4 Responses

  1. This looks so yum! Can’t wait to try

    June 5, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks Shelly … definite YUM 🙂

      June 6, 2016 at 6:26 am

  2. This looks really tasty, will definitely have to try it soon

    June 6, 2016 at 7:18 am

    • Ann

      Oh I hope you do! I think you’ll love it. Thanks, Alison. 🙂

      June 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm