October 1, 2013
When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip!
Say no to Sabra & yes to these #KISS dip recipes
Kyleigh’s cilantro dip situation has convinced us—it’s time to give that pita chip the dip she deserves! Some of our K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple, Sexy!) dip favorites as well as a sweet treat below
Feta Dip with Watermelon Radishes via Bon Appetit
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 1/2 cups crumbled feta (about 7 oz.)
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
Thinly sliced watermelon radishes
Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts and stir until nuts are golden, 2–3 minutes. Let cool completely.
Purée feta, milk, sour cream, dill, garlic, and lemon zest in a food processor until smooth. Scrape dip into a bowl. Scatter pine nuts over, drizzling with any oil from skillet. Serve with watermelon radishes for dipping.
Lemon Cashew and Parsley Dip via Hemsley & Hemsley
80g raw cashews
100ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
2 large handfuls of fresh parsley leaves, approx 45g
1 medium garlic clove
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 tbsp water
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
Blend all the ingredients together and serve in a bowl with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top.
Cucumber Dip via Sprouted Kitchen
1/3 cup seeded and finely diced cucumber
1 Tbsp. chopped mint
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1/2 cup whole or low fat greek yogurt
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix the diced cucumber, both herbs, yogurt and a pinch of salt and pepper together. Done!
Broad Bean Dip via Jamie Oliver
500g broad beans, blanched and
podded (or 300g frozen broad beans)
Extra virgin olive oil
½ garlic clove, finely grated
A small bunch of mint, leaves picked and chopped
Whizz the beans to a paste using a hand blender. Pour in a little extra virgin olive oil to loosen the mixture and blitz again. Add the garlic and mint, and season to taste.
Brownie Batter Dip via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
8 ounces cream cheese, light or regular, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar, plus more for a stiffer consistency, if needed
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons cocoa powder, regular or Dutch-process
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons milk
Chocolate chips for garnish (optional)
Pretzels, strawberries, graham crackers, animal crackers, apples for dipping
In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar. Mix well. Add the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk. Mix until fluffy and smooth. Add additional powdered sugar and/or milk, if needed, until desired consistency is reached. The dip should be soft enough to easily dip a pretzel in but not so soft that it spreads out.
So that’s our Super Bowl dip plans sorted. Got a never-fail dip recipe to share? We’re listening…. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org xx