Oriental Layer Dip

One of my favorite meals is a sesame ginger salad (I’ll get the recipe up here sometime). It has a unique twist, is refreshing, and makes my taste buds extremely happy.

This dip is a play on that salad. A cream cheese base layered with some tasty toppings all pulled together with a dressing that will make you want to come back for more.

Serve with sesame chips and don’t forget you can adjust the toppings to fit your taste and even the ingredients in the dressing. (If you don’t have hoisin and don’t feel like buying a bottle, just leave it out. I think you’ll still enjoy the finished result.)

This post is part of a series. Don’t forget to find all the recipes for layer dips with an international flair here.Such a fun twist on a layer dip. The oriental flare is refreshing. Perfect served with sesame crackers.

4.7 from 3 reviews
Oriental Layer Dip
  • 1½ T. vinegar
  • 1½ T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 t. sesame oil
  • 1 t. hoisin
  • ¼ t. finely minced ginger
  • ⅛ t. finely minced garlic
  • 1/16 sambal, optional (or to taste)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 T. milk
  • ⅓-1/2 cup finely chopped or shredded chicken
  • 1 T. torn cilantro leaves
  • 3 T. grated carrots
  • 1 T. finely chopped celery (optional)
  • 1 -2 T. thinly sliced green onions
  • 1-2 T. sliced almonds
  1. Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork.
  2. Combine the cream cheese and milk and cream and stir until smooth. Spread on the bottom of a glass platter or dinner plate.
  3. Layer the chicken on top of the cream cheese and drizzle with a little over half of the dressing.
  4. Next layer the carrots and then finish by sprinkling on the remaining ingredients. Adjust topping ingredients amounts according to the size of your plate.
  5. Finish by drizzling with the remaining dressing.
Serve with sesame crackers

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39 thoughts on “Oriental Layer Dip

  1. Natalie

    Yum! I love oriental-inspired things, so this is right up my alley. Definitely pinning this–there’s a high likelihood that it will show up at the Super Bowl party that I’m going to this weekend! :)

    Linking up via the Let’s Get Real linky party!

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    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      You are so right! Being able to customize is awesome and it’s pretty unique so you don’t have to worry about someone else bring the same thing as you. :-) I’m bringing of the dips to our Super Bowl party!

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  4. Sarah MSM

    This dip sounds yummy! Have you tried it with veggies chips? Thanks for sharing and for linking up with us at the Weekend Wind-Down Party, hope to see you again next weekend! God Bless!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      I haven’t tried it when veggie chips, but that sounds really good! (I might have even some of it plain, so I think it would be good no matter what it was on. :-) ) You’ll have to let me know what you serve it with if you ever try it!


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