Posts Tagged ‘dip’

Recipe: Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Every time I make dip I wonder why I ever buy it – it’s so simple, so fast and generally so much tastier when you make it yourself! I’m a big fan of hummus as I find it makes an excellent dip but is equally delicious as a spread in a sandwich so when trying to decide what to make for work this week I decided a variation on hummus was in order. I had seen sun dried tomatoes on special at my local Turkish grocer recently so decided they would do the trick and it turned out deliciously. Smooth and creamy with a nice little kick from the cayenne pepper – perfect!

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Recipe: Macadamia and Rocket Dip

This recipe could be called a dip or a pesto as it works just as well as both – have it as part of a platter of crudites and cheeses or on top of a pasta and either way you’ll be laughing. It’s absolutely full of flavour but super simple to make. I used savoury yeast in mine to make it vegan but you could definitely use parmesan instead if you prefer – either work perfectly! The hardest part is decided how to eat it!

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Recipe: Baba Ghanoush

love eggplant. Whenever we go out for dinner I am always drawn to anything on the menu with eggplant in it, particularly if we’re eating japanese. However, I don’t have anywhere near the same success with it at home. In fact, I don’t cook with it all that often, because I’m sick of being somewhat disappointed with the results. If anyone has any suggestions for what I might be doing wrong I’d love to hear them!

Baba ghanoush however is a different story – this is almost impossible to get wrong, so I can get my eggplant hit at home in the form of a delicious dip – win!

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Blended fun: Hummus and Juices

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I have a new food processor/juicer/blender toy and I’m loving playing with it, so pretty much everything I cook at the moment has at least one element going through the machine! I’m particularly loving the juicing mechanism, but also whipped up some hummus to snack on at work.

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Recipe: Carrot Hummus

I found myself with a large pile of carrots that needed using from my last veggie box delivery, so decided to something a little different and make a carrot hummus to take with me to work and snack on during the week. The recipe is from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Veg Everyday cookbook and it was both simple and delicious – just how I like recipes to be!

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