Tag Archives: dips

Hot Artichoke Dip

Kitchen – Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 tin artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup parmesan
  • Pepper to taste

Equipment

  • Hand held blender
  • Terracotta pot
  • Tin opener

Method

Heat oven to 275.

Drain the artichoke hearts and chop roughly.

Add mayonnaise and blend until smooth.

Mix in parmesan and add pepper.

Place in terracotta pot, cover with lid or tin foil.

Place in oven for 25 mins. Remove lid or foil and replace in oven for another 10 mins to brown.

Serve

Serve hot with crusty bread and/or corn chips.

The dip is very rich and so a small amount will serve 8 to 10 as a starter or side dish.

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Dipping sauce for seafood

Kitchen – No cooking

Ingredients

  • Horseradish
  • Tomato ketchup

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Method

Mix equal parts of horseradish and tomato ketchup.

Serve

This is a great quick, tasty and easy dip for prawns or other seafood. Serve with slices of lemon on the side of fresh seafood.

Tzatziki – minty yoghurt dip

Kitchen –  No cooking

Ingredients

  • Greek yoghurt
  • Gherkin relish
  • Mint sauce

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon

Method

Spoon yoghurt into the mixing bowl and add in gherkin relish and mint sauce or jelly to taste. For 2 tablespoons of yoghurt add one teaspoon of each. Mix thoroughly and adjust to taste.

Serve

Serve with other dips and vegetable crudities, crusty bread and crisps or flatbread.

Serve as a side dish to a curry.

Red Bean Dip

Kitchen – No cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 small tin kidney beans
  • 1 sachet tomato paste
  • Italian herbs
  • Worcester sauce

Equipment

  • Handheld blender
  • Tin opener
  • Spatula
  • Serving dish

Method

Open the tin of kidney beans and rinse in fresh water. Place in blending jug. Add sachet of tomato paste, a generous portion of herbs and two teaspoons of Worcester sauce. Blend to a fine paste. Use the spatula to place in a serving dish.

Serve

Serve with warm flatbread and other dips.

This dip works as a pizza base as a change from a plain tomato sauce.

Hummus

Kitchen – No cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 tin chick peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic

Equipment

  • Handheld blender
  • Tin opener
  • Serving dish
  • Spatula

Method

Remove skin from garlic and chop roughly.

Drain the chick peas but do not rinse.

Place oil, lime and garlic in the blender jug.

Pulse twice to blend oil, lime and garlic.

Gradually add the chick peas and blend.

For a smoother blend add more olive oil.

Serve

Place in a shallow dish and serve with crusty bread, vegetable crudities, crisps and crackers.

To add spice sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper.