RECIPE: Sit-In-It Dip

Years ago, my sister came to visit for my birthday and bought me the most incredible looking grocery-store cake. Most store-bought cakes don’t look that great but this one was all fluffy white-icing Heaven. She and I were ogling it when she said, “Kinda makes you want to sit in it, doesn’t it?”

My husband stood there stunned for a moment before saying, “Wait, what? NO!!! No, I definitely DO NOT want to sit in that cake!”

I understood his shock but I also knew EXACTLY what she meant because sometimes, it’s simply THAT GOOD.

I’m telling you this story so you’ll understand why I’m renaming this particular dip. It comes from my mother-in-law Mary, who calls it Wasabi Dip, but it’s so ridiculously tasty that I’m calling it Sit-In-It Dip.

It’s mayonnaise based but don’t let that scare you off. My husband HATES mayonnaise but he’s the one who made it for a dinner party last weekend. ┬áThat’s where a small group of people (including me) stood around the bowl and made grunting noises while we used broccoli and carrots to woof it down. The wasabi and soy sauce totally cover up that weird mayo taste so get over your phobia and try it. Here’s the recipe:

1 C mayonnaise

4 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp lemon juice

4 tsp prepared wasabi paste

Whisk together and serve with fresh veggies. My mother-in-law serves it with blanched asparagus which is WONDERFUL but any fresh veggie will do.

Crudite is perfect right now anyhow because it’s a nice change from all the rich holiday foods we’ve been eating.┬áDO NOT serve this dip with old WHITE baby carrots from the grocery store though. People who serve white carrots will be karmically rewarded with gristly chicken sandwiches from Chik fil A.

Definitely give Sit-In-It Dip a try the next time you need to bring something to a party. While I highly recommend this dip, you probably shouldn’t ACTUALLY sit in it. That wasabi would really burn.


  1. I recently went to a nursing luncheon where they served, among other things, a huge pan of mashed potatoes swimming in butter. Beautiful! I told the guy in line ahead of me that I wanted to sit in those potatoes, and he hasn’t spoken to me since. Guess not everyone understands that impulse!

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