Thinking of a party? Don’t forget to add dips! Dips have always been a part of healthy eating and vegetarians cookery. People used to pick up vegetables with their fingers and dip into the sauces. Different sauces can accompany each type of vegetable. Homemade dips are particularly delicious, so here are a selection of recipes as a source of inspiration.
Curried honey and Orange Dip
- 2 garlic cloves
- Just over 1/2 cup (120 g) mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup (100 g) creme fraiche
- 2 heaping tsp curry powder
- 1 pinch ground coriander seeds
- 2 tbs orange juice 1 tsp firm honey
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- coarse salt
Mince the garlic and liquidize the remaining ingredients. Serve with blanched cauliflower and poultry.
Curried peanut and Mango dip
- 100 g peanut without skin
- coarse salt
- 1 small onion, 1 garlic clove
- 1 mango
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, 2 tsp curry powder
- 1/4 cup (50 g) mayonnaise
- 1 tsp honey
Dry roast the peanuts and add salt. Chop the onion and garlic. Juice the mango and crush the coriander seeds. Liquidize 1/4 cup (50 ml) mango juice together with the coriander, curry powder, onion, garlic, peanuts and the mayonnaise. Gradually add the remaining mango juice and sweeten with honey.
Serve with the Belgian endive, poultry and cooked fish.
- 1 bunch curly parsley
- 1/2 bunch dill
- 5 sprigs thyme
- 5 sprigs marjoram
- 1 sprig lovage 1 sprig hyssop
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 pot yogurt
- 1 pot creme fraiche
- 2 tbs mayonnaise
- coarse salt, white pepper
Finely chop the herbs and garlic. Puree with the remaining ingredients and season with white pepper. Serve with any dish.
Carrot and ginger dip
If you decided to prepare this dip, find here some interesting facts regarding health benefits of ginger:
It soothes digestive system, reduce the symptoms associated with motion sickness including dizziness, nausea and vomiting. People with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. Yes, it is powerful and you can fall in love with it if prepared as below:
- 3 tomatoes
- 3 carrots
- 1 garlic clove, 2 small onions
- 2tsp freshly grated ginger
- 3 sprigs thyme
- 3 sprigs tarragon
- 1/4 cup (50 ml) heavy cream
- 1tsp vegetable stock granules
- A little lemon juice
- Coarse salt, white pepper
Dice the carrots and tomatoes. Finely chop the onion and garlic and pan fry in the oil. Add the carrots, tomatoes, ginger and herbs. Liquidize with the cream and add the remaining ingredients. Serve with vegetables and tofu.
You can eat them and you use as the main ingredient in this very delicious dish. Hazelnuts have many health benefits: Cardiovascular benefits, cancer prevention, helps keep healthy the Digestive tract. Thus you think about the health of your party friends when serving this dip.
- About (10 g) hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup (50 ml) balsamic vinegar
- 1 small garlic clove
- 2 tsp pear juice concentrate
- 3/4 cup (150 g) mayonnaise
- Coarse salt, black pepper
Dry roast the hazelnuts, rub them between two pieces of paper towel to remove the skins and roughly chop the nuts. Liquidize with the other ingredients and season to taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Serve with blanched cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprout.
Source: Organic & Wholefoods