medium sized cucumber, peeled, seeded,finely chopped ? Black pepper & salt, to taste ? 4 drops Tabasco sauce, opt. ?
? c. pecans, finely chopped
Directions: Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Blend in the remaining ingredients and allow to chill for several hours to allow for the flavors to develop. Spoon into a serving dish and serve with crisp, fresh vegetables cut into chunky pieces for dipping.
Crisp crackers are also delicious .
Notes: Toast pecans for nuttier flavor. Dill to taste is wonderful to add. Grated onion is great in the place of chives though stronger in onion flavor.
Allow 4 hours or over- night for all flavors to blend.