Summer Dip Recipes

These two dip recipes were used at our food growing sessions at Left Bank Leeds, as part of the Leeds Healthy Holiday Programme 2021. We hope you enjoy them!


Courgette & Chive Dip

Ingredients:
  • 250g pack of cream cheese
  • 1 small courgette
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt 
  • Black pepper  & a little salt
Utensils:
  • Sharp Knife & chopping board (or scissors)
  • Grater
  • Mixing bowl and wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoons
Method:
  • Grate the courgette finely and put into a mixing bowl
  • Chop or cut up the chives into small pieces (2mm)
  • Put the cream cheese into the bowl with the courgette, and add the chives, yogurt and salt and pepper
  • Mix well until you can see the chives are evenly spread through
  • If the dip is too thick, add a spoonful of oil or milk to loosen it
  • Serve with a few more chopped fresh chives on top
  • Serve with chopped raw vegetables to dip in such as carrots, celery or peppers. Crackers, pitta and breadsticks also work well.

Pea & Mint Dip

Ingredients:
  • 500g frozen peas, defrosted
  • A few fresh peas in pods – optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt or tahini
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper  & a little salt
Utensils:
  • Sharp Knife & chopping board (or scissors)
  • Grater
  • Food processor (or large bowl & stick blender)
  • Measuring spoons
Method:
  • Defrost the frozen peas in hot water or the microwave
  • Chop or cut up the mint leaves finely
  • Grate the lemon zest on a fine grater
  • Combine peas in a bowl with lemon zest, mint, pepper and salt. 
  • Either mash together with a fork or potato masher or for a creamier (and quicker) dip, combine in a food processor. 
  • Mix in the oil and yogurt with a spoon, a bit at a time
  • You can add more mint, lemon or salt to your taste
  • Serve with a little more chopped fresh mint on top
  • Serve with chopped raw vegetables to dip in such as carrots, celery or peppers. Crackers, pitta and breadsticks also work well.

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