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6 Delicious Homemade Dips You Can Make in Minutes

Impress your friends with this selection of my favourite homemade dip recipes. They're perfect served with pitta bread, vegetables (raw carrot, peppers and cucumber are my favourite), or tortilla chips.

These homemade dips are also great if you’re looking for a quick and healthy snack. Dips you buy at the supermarket can often be full of sugar and additives to increase their shelf life, so I love to make them myself at home. All of the homemade dips below can be refrigerated for a week, and frozen for 3 months.

Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 lemon, juices
  • 1/2 chilli, chopped
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • Handful coriander
  • Handful parsley

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz on a low power for a few seconds until combined, but not completely smooth.
  2. Serve!

Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 chilli, chopped
  • 125g tahini
  • 75ml water
  • 2 lemons, juices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz on a high power for 2 minutes until completely smooth.
  2. Serve!

Tzatsiki

Ingredients:

  • 500ml greek yoghurt
  • 1 large cucumber, middle removed and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Handful mint leaves, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Cover and leave in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

Spicy Tomato Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 chilli, finely diced
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Serve immediately.

Chimichurri

Ingredients:

  • Handful coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 1 green chilli, finely diced
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Serve immediately.

Ranch Dip

Ingredients:

  • 250ml mayonnaise
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 75ml sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Saffron & Garlic Mayo

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 2g saffron
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, finely crushed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 20ml olive oil
  • 20ml vegetable oil
  • Pinch of salt & pepper

Instructions:

  1. Soak the saffron in lukewarm water until soft and then drain.
  2. Separate the eggs and add the yolks to a bowl.
  3. Add the Dijon mustard, garlic, saffron and lemon juice to the egg yolks and start to whisk.
  4. Whilst whisking, slowly add the olive and vegetable oils until the mayonnaise comes together. You don’t want to whisk too much or too fast or the mixture will separate.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, and serve!

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