My mother-in-law recently celebrated her 60th birthday, and “the kids” all got together to throw a party for her. While brainstorming recipes, my sister-in-law threw out “Neiman Marcus Dip” as a suggestion, and I immediately remembered my long-forgotten love for this recipe.
A delightful combination of almonds, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onion, and mayo, Neiman Marcus Dip has been hitting the party circuit for as long as I can remember. A quick Google search returns numerous recipes, almost all exactly the same, though a few have slight twists here and there. My twist on this recipe? Toasting the almonds … it adds a little extra “nuttiness” that helps the almonds stands out among all the other flavors.
Since this dip tends to be eaten fairly rapidly at most gatherings, my recipe below is for a larger batch, which should serve at least 10 people. But, if you’re making it for a treat just for yourself (and seriously, why wouldn’t you?), go ahead and cut the recipe in half … it will still taste fabulous.
Oh, it should also be noted that I hesitate to call Neiman Marcus Dip a “dip” as it’s really too thick to dip anything in. I think it would be better described as “a thick mess of yummy stuff that should be slathered on a cracker and continuously shoveled into one’s mouth until one’s belly is thoroughly full.”
Yeah, that sounds better.
Neiman Marcus Dip
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup mayonnaise
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Spread almonds on ungreased cookie sheet and toast in oven until browned, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Fry bacon strips until crispy; allow to cool then crumble.
4. Combine toasted almonds, crumbled bacon, cheese, green onions, and mayonnaise in a medium-size bowl; stir until thoroughly combined.
5. Chill for 1 hour; serve with crackers.