Tag Archives: Dips

Hilary Cacchio’s Chickpea, Black Olive & Piquillo Pepper Hummus

This recipe is from the the Braxted Park Cookery School. They have just launched a Vegetarian Cookery Class – so get signed up! This recipe is for a lovely colourful dip with a satisfying salty and savoury balance. The hummus is best accompanied with a spicy onion stuffed Moroccan flatbread and a salad. Use an […]

Rocket pesto

You can eat this however you like – either in pasta, as a dip or spread on some bread. Ingredients 30g pine nuts 40g rocket (one pack) 1 garlic clove 40g grated vegetarian parmesan Salt and pepper Extra virgin olive oil Method Toast the pine nuts in a pan (without any oil). Keep an eye […]

Chunky guacamole

The lime juice should prevent the avocado from discolouring but it is still better to eat it sooner rather than later if possible. Ingredients 2 ripe avocados 1 large or 2 small ripe tomatoes Handful of coriander Juice of one lime 1 red onion (finely chopped) 1 chilli Method Put the flesh of the avocados […]

Tomato Salsa

Use ripe tomatoes for this. Preferably ones that haven’t been in a fridge. Ingredients 4 ripe tomatoes 3 spring onions 1 handful of chopped coriander Juice of ½ lime 1 thinly sliced green chilli Salt and pepper Method Roughly chop the tomatoes and coriander. Thinly slice the onions and chilli and combine all the ingredients. […]

Beetroot dip

This brightly coloured hummus-like dip will wow your guests. It is incredibly easy to make and very healthy. Ingredients 4 cooked beetroots 1 tsp of creamed horseradish ½ can of chickpeas 1 tbsp tahini paste Salt / pepper Juice of ½ a lemon ½ tsp cumin A sprinkling of sesame seeds (optional) Method Whizz all […]

Basic Hummus Recipe

We are a nation of hummus lovers – we just can’t get enough of the stuff. According to the consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel, us Britons get through 12,000 tonnes of hummus a year – that accounts to over £60m. Traditionally, hummus is a middle eastern dish and it has snuck into our national cuisine […]

Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush is a middle eastern dip that is popular in the areas around Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt. It is very similar to dip called mutabbal which is also from the same region. It is can be served as part of a mezze plate, or with some pita. Ingredients 1 very large aubergine […]