Monday, 6 February 2012

Deeply Dippy

So, you get some people who acknowledge that they have a real sweet tooth then, you'll have those for whom the sweetness doesn't suit. "Ohhh no, I'd much rather have savory." they'll say, "Give me a starter rather than a desert."


I, on the other hand, am neither exclusively sweet or savory: I'm just a 'food' lover, I'm not prejudice- I love it all. 


So, here are some savory dips for your nibbles and as I'm on a diet healthy eating plan, they are all very low in fat.


Low Fat Dips
Pros:

  • Tasty
  • Cheap
  • Quick
  • Can be used next day or two

Cons:

  • None I can think of! If I was being picky, you may have to fiddle with amounts until it suits your taste e.g. more/ less garlic.

Very Low Fat Houmous:




You'll need:

  • 1 tsp lemon juice (fresh if you have it but store cupboard squeezy if not)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 level table spoon Tahini
  • Chick peas- 1 400g can
  • Blender

Dead easy:
  • Cook chick peas according to instructions (normally boil for 5 mins)
  • Put all other ingredients into blender, add a couple of table spoons of water and chick peas. For ease, I just add ingredients to pan used for chick peas and blend with a hand blender. Done!
Note: this tastes better with added extras, I like: fried red onion (fry using 1 calorie spray), chilli flakes, pesto, shredded beetroot, peri peri sauce etc. Yummy.

Virtually fat free Yogurt Dips: 

(Great as salad dressing too)


You'll need:
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mint (or other herb you love)
  • Yogurt
  • Cucumber
Are you ready for the most patronising instructions ever? Here goes...
  • Add a few tablespoons of yogurt to two separate bowls (or more if you want to make a lot)
  • Chop around 8 slices of cucumber into small squares, put half in each bowl
  • Add around 1 tablespoon of mint (or preferred herb) to one bowl and 1 clove of garlic to the other
  • Season to taste
  • Boom! Done- told you it was simple.

Lovely with salad, vegetable batons, in sandwiches etc. A great guilt free snack. Would love to hear about yours. x 



6 comments:

  1. Thank you for following! Very flattered as I was already a follower of your lovely blog. Rx

    ReplyDelete
  2. ha ha, love the 'no cons' for dips! I'm a dip lover too... love a good hummus. we sometimes make guacamole too (or pimp up a supermarket one with extra avocado).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mmm, you'll have to share the recipe. I'm not keen on avocado (it's the texture) but I love guacamole- go figure! Rx

      Delete
  3. That looks delicious. I love hummus but have been to nervous to make it. I am also a dip lover.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should try it! While I won't claim it's the tastiest houmous recipe out there, it's great for people like me who would usually munch their way through a whole tub. This has no nasty additives and is pretty much fat free.Rx

      Delete