Quick Dips

My dips on tv this week:

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Warm Artichoke and Spinach Dip using 3 leaves ingredients with home made herb croutons.  Photo CJ Baldacchino during a live tv show, tableware Loft in Naxxar

For the warm artichoke dip you will need:

1 cup grated cheese [ I used a mix of parmegiano reggiano and mature edam]
1 cup frozen spinach
1 cup canned artichoke hearts
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup cream cheese or mascarpone
salt and pepper as desired

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Use a fork to mix then lightly break down the ingredients and mix again until the mixture appears consistent. Place in an ovenproof dish and heat up in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve hot or cold with croutons, baked sweet potato crisps and fresh vegetables.

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Tuna and sweetcorn dip with smoked paprika using 3 leaves ingredients served with baked sweet potato crisps.  Photo taken during a live tv show by CJ Baldacchino.  Tableware Loft in Naxxar, table covering Deyma Shop Gzira

For the tuna dip you will need:

1/3 cup tuna fish
1/3 cup sweetcorn
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon dried herbs of your choice
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper to season as desired

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and use a fork to lightly break down the ingredients.  Place the mixture in a serving bowl and garnish with a sprinkling of smoked paprika and some more tuna chunks and sweet corn.  Serve with a variety of fresh vegetables, croutons and sweet baked potato chips.

And here are some shortcuts for dips made in minutes .

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Got people coming round for drinks? Here are 8 quick home made dips to serve with galetti, fresh bread or vegetable crudités, or even as a topping for burgers or meats of your choice. Whizz the ingredients listed for each of these quick dips in a blender and they are ready in a matter of minutes; refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Quick guacamole dip [vegan]

1 avocado, mashed
1 tbsp lemon juice
Small clove garlic
¼ tsp chilli flakes
Salt
1 tbsp plain coconut milk

Quick Cheesy Dip

50 g Pecorino
100 g cream cheese
1 tsp chutney
¼ onion finely chopped

Quick Creamy Herb Dip

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil or mint
100 g cream cheese
2 tbsp plain yoghurt

Quick Curry Dip

100 g mayonnaise
½ tablespoon curry powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp yoghurt
1 tbsp chopped sultanas

Quick Smoked Ricotta Dip

150 g ricotta, mashed
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp olive oil

Quick Cucumber Yoghurt Dip

½ cucumber, grated
Zest of ½ lemon
200 g plain yoghurt
Fresh ground pepper

Quick Chickpea Dip  [vegan]

1 can chickpeas, drained and mashed [remember to keep the liquid/aquafaba – it also freezes well]
8 tbsp almond milk
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice

Quick Olive Dip [vegan]

200 g tofu, mashed
75 g olives of your choice, finely chopped
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tbsp fresh parsley
1 tbsp olive oil
Freshly ground pepper

Lea’s Good Food Everyday airs on Smash TV every day and you can follow on facebook

Trade Enquiries:

Integrale Olive oil by Costa D’Oro and Artichokes, tuna fish, olives by 3 leaves, all at J Calleja Ltd

Tofu, spices and dried herbs by Good Earth

Fresh vegetables by Big Fresh in Mosta, Oscar’s Fruit and Vegetables in Paola and Barbuto [organic]

 

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