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3 Easy Dip Recipes

I love cooking, and hosting, and eating and taste testing. However. there are some days when I just want to make something quick (yet impressive 😉 ). I call these dips the best of classics. I mean, who hasn’t tried ‘tzatziki’? Or guacamole? But do you know how to make an excellent tzatziki? Hail to Jamie Oliver and Lidl for the recipe and ingredients.

Serve with Apalia whole wheat and/or sesame crostini for extra pleasure.

Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • juice of 1 lime (to taste)
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • half a bunch of coriander
  • 1 red onion

Method

Using a spoon squash the avocado until it’s pureed. Chop the tomatoes, onion and coriander (as small as possible) and mix them with the avocado and lime and you are ready to go! You can use a blender to smoothen it out although I prefer the chopped version.

Aubergine dip

Ingredients

  • 1 aubergine
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1-4 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 green chilli (chopped)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

Pierce the aubergine 2-3 times and place it in a pre-heated oven (180C) until soft. It should take 40-45 minutes. Using a spoon melt it and ad the chopped (or smashed) garlic, the fresh green chilli and the parsley. Mix well. Add the paprika, lemon and salt and pepper all to taste.

Tzatziki
  • 2 cups of yogurt
  • 1 chopped cucumber
  • 2 tbs of dill
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped or smashed)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

Simply mix all the ingredients together well. Add more/less garlic if you like. I am not a fan of mint and prefer dill but mint is an option if you like it. Easy and yummy!

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