Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Three Healthy Dips

Hello lovelies,
I love snacking! Do you too? Because if you do - I have the perfect recipes for you today. I am going to share three healthy dip recipes with you. You can dip veggies, crackers or some wholegrain bread into these little bowls of deliciousness, which would be the perfect snack. Plus if you have any friend over for a little dinner party this could be the perfect starter. So let’s just get right into it!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
First up is Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. This one is delicious! You can roast your own red pepper or you can buy roasted red peppers in a glass. I roasted my own just because I had never done it before and I wanted to try.
All you will need:
1-2 Red Peppers (if you will roast it yourself) or the equivalent in roasted red pepper pieces from a glass
The juice of half a lemon
1 can of chickpeas (240g)
4 tbsp Tahini (sesame paste)
3 tbsp Olive Oil
Half a garlic clove
Salt & Pepper

Process:
Roast Peppers
Cut your peppers into a few big flat pieces and put them in a pre-heated oven at 225 degrees C.
Keep an eye on them and take them out once the skin has charred (turned black).
Take the peppers out of the oven and carefully put them in a plastic bag and seal it, let the peppers cool in the plastic bag until you can touch them.
Once the peppers have cooled down peal the skin off (this will be very easy).
Voila you have roasted your own red peppers!

On to the Hummus!
Add the Tahini and lemon juice to a food processor and blend it up. This will make the hummus creamier.
Add the olive oil & garlic and blend again.
Rinse the chickpeas and then add them to the mixture and blend again.
Add salt & pepper to your taste.
And finally add your peppers.
Feel free to add more of any of the ingredients to make the hummus taste good for you!


Creamy Guacamole
Next up is Guacamole! Oh my, do I love some good Guac. Guacamole goes with so many things and its full of healthy essential fats.
All you will need:
2 avocados
Half a chili
Juice from half a lime
Half a garlic clove
Cherry Tomatoes
Salt & Pepper
Extra chili powder (if you like it Spicy)

Process:
Mush the avocadoes with the back of a fork until they are smooth.
Cut the chili and garlic into really small pieces and add them to the avocado.
Add the lime juice.
Add salt, pepper & chili powder until it tastes best for you.
You might want to add some extra lime juice.
You could also add a tablespoon of Greek yogurt if you like your Guac creamy!


Spring Quark
The last dip is a spring quark (curd cheese) dip. This one is probably not as spectacular as the other two, but as a trio they work perfectly together.
All you will need:
250g of Quark (Curd Cheese) or Greek Yogurt
Chives
Lime juice from half a lime
Salt, pepper, paprika & garlic powder to taste!

Process:
Mix it all together!
Start by adding the chives. If you don’t have precut ones like I did (super lazy!!) then just make sure you cut the chives into really small pieces.
Then add the lime juice and spices.
Just keep tasting until it tastes perfect to you.


That is it! These are the three healthy dips, made from healthy whole-foods. No, they are not low-fat, zero calorie dips you can eat tons of! But they taste delicious, are made from real good-for-you-foods and are a perfect combo all together. So next time you want a little afternoon snack or you have some friends over for a night in, why not serve up these healthy dips?

Is there a dip I missed that you LOVE? Let me know in the comment!
And of course if you give this a try make sure to add the hashtag #debbieariella so I can see your delicious creations.
Have a wonderful day,
Love,

4 comments:

  1. I've never made dips before which is strange because I love them! I've been thinking about making my own humus lately. These recipes look so tasty though so will try one of these too! :) http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you :) You should give it a try! xx

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  2. I've been wanting to make my own hummus for a while now,and your roasted red pepper one sounds delicious! Will definitely be giving it a try!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks! Yeah give it a try - its delicious and not that complicated at all :) x

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