If you’ve been around these parts for long then you’ll know I’m a rather large fan of homemade dips, there are so many flavour combinations and they’re generally super easy to whip up, so making them at home just makes sense! Today’s recipe is no exception, it’s full of flavour and it takes under 15 minutes to prepare, can’t go wrong with that!
I made this dip as a snack to take to work, the ricotta is full of protein and calcium so it’s great to give me some mid-afternoon energy and keep me full through to dinner. I just have to make sure I don’t eat too much of it, as it’s not exactly a low-fat ingredient!
- 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh basil
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 275g ricotta
- Juice of a lemon
- 2tsp chilli flakes (or to taste)
- 3tsp oil (from sundried tomatoes)
- Finely chop the sundried tomatoes and basil
- Toast the pine nuts in a dry pan until lightly golden
- Combine the sundried tomatoes, basil, pine nuts and ricotta in a bowl and mash together
- Add the lemon juice and chilli flakes and stir through, then gradually add 2 tsp of the oil
- When all combined drizzle the remaining oil on top and serve
Easy as that! Jam packed with flavour and ready in an instant. No need to buy dip when it’s that simple to prepare at home!
What’s been cooking in your kitchen recently? Any dips I should try out?
Miss Sage SugarJune 16, 2014 at 10:48 am (9 years ago)
What a great recipe! Healthy and tasty 🙂Reply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks! It sure is tasty!
LilaJune 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm (9 years ago)
Looks perfect for that late afternoon slump!Reply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks Lila, it definitely helped see me through to dinner without getting hangry at those around me!
cheriJune 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm (9 years ago)
Love the flavors you have combined in this dish, great recipe!Reply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 16, 2014 at 1:50 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks Cheri, that’s very lovely of you!
Regina Melo-JocknevichJune 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm (9 years ago)
Yummy! I’ve being looking for different dips to try this summer and this recipe is definitely one to try, it’s so different.Reply
I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 17, 2014 at 8:49 am (9 years ago)
It is quite different isn’t it! I hope you like it, please let me know what you think!
Lucy @ Bake Play SmileJune 17, 2014 at 7:34 am (9 years ago)
My oh my!! This looks absolutely delicious! I love how chunky it it. I’m totally with you on making your own dips – you get such a huge amount for so much cheaper! xxReply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 17, 2014 at 8:50 am (9 years ago)
Thanks Lucy! I think sometimes it’s nice to have dips where you can see all the ingredients, rather than have them all blended up like a hummus! And yep, it’s definitely cheaper (and so easy!)
LilybettJune 17, 2014 at 8:53 pm (9 years ago)
What are you dipping in there? They looks scrumptious too! I think I need to stay away from your dip though – once I start with the toasted pine nuts I’m a goner. Too yum to put the lid back on or pop it back in the fridge. Definitely too yum to share.Reply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 18, 2014 at 9:47 am (9 years ago)
Luckily the dip is fairly rich, so that helped me pop the lid on and put it away again! So did only bringing small amounts to work each day! I’m dipping in something called a ‘Flat’ – they are basically just squished down veggies that are dehydrated into a cracker. These ones were spicy capsicum flavour and delish! You can see the other flavours here http://finefettle.com.au/
Jo from Blondie By the SeaJune 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm (9 years ago)
Oh Liz this looks so good and impressive when you need to take something to a friends place. Thanks for sharing. Jo xxReply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 18, 2014 at 9:49 am (9 years ago)
Thanks Jo! It would definitely be a great dip to take to a friends place, it’s not really runny so it travels well too. And just quietly, if you have any leftovers it makes a pretty delicious topping for pasta too!
IngridJune 18, 2014 at 12:00 am (9 years ago)
I’m a big dip lover too and this looks so delicious! I might even overcome my sundried tomato aversion XReply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 18, 2014 at 9:50 am (9 years ago)
Thanks gorgeous! If you chop the sundried tomatoes up really small then you should be fine! xxx
Jim @ MrAndMrsRomance.comJune 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm (9 years ago)
This! I want to eat THIS!! Thanks for sharing, Liz.Reply
I Spy Plum Pie (admin)June 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm (9 years ago)
My pleasure! Eat up!