August 4, 2021

Apricot Curry Dip

I think New Year’s Eve calls for snacks - lots of chips, dips, veggies, and assorted bites to graze on through the evening. Even though most of us are celebrating at home this New Year’s Eve, you can still make the evening fun and memorable with delicious food and drinks. This Apricot Curry Dip is a perfect addition to your snack spread, with new flavors for the new year!

I love the earthy flavor of yellow curry powder. Paired with the sweet, yet tart dried apricots, and freshness of the green onions, this curry dip is bold and bright. The mango chutney adds additional tang and spice, but if you don’t have or can’t find mango chutney, substitute apricot jam instead. I do recommend finding mango chutney though - it’s widely available in most grocery stores. Once you try it, you’ll definitely find more uses for it! It’s amazing in grilled cheese, on sandwiches, or on top of roasted vegetables.

Serve this dip with your favorite crackers, chips, and/or veggies for dipping. Leftover dip (if there is any!) would make a great sandwich spread. Cheers to you, and cheers to health, happiness, and many Joyful Platefuls in the new year!

Ingredients assembled for Apricot Curry Dip
Assemble your ingredients.

Apricot Curry Dip ingredients in a mixing bowl with a green spatula
Add everything to a bowl, and mix well to combine.

Apricot Curry Dip served in a blue bowl with smaller bowls of baby carrots, rice crackers, and cucumber slices
The flavors of this dip improve with time, so make it in advance and let it rest in the fridge until ready to serve. Garnish with additional mango chutney, and serve with your favorite crackers, chips, and veggies.

Original publication date: December 28, 2020

Apricot Curry Dip

Earthy yellow curry, tart dried apricots, and fresh green onions in a creamy dip perfect for snacking.


Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful











8 oz. neufchâtel cheese (light cream cheese)

1/4 cup mascarpone

1/2 cup diced dried apricots

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

2 Tbsp. mango chutney (or apricot jam)

2 tsp. yellow curry powder

1 lime, juiced

Assorted crackers, chips, and vegetables for dipping


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl, and mix well to thoroughly combine.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. The flavors of this dip definitely get better as this dip rests!
  3. Serve chilled with assorted crackers, chips, and/or vegetables for dipping.
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May 24, 2022
I don't normally comment on recipes but this has got to be the best thing I've ever made. It came together pretty easy and made five meals - perfect for meal prep for the week. I already can't wait to make it again.
January 22, 2022
Sherry Ruiter
I love this section!!!!!