Dips are used to add flavor or texture to foods, such as pita bread, dumplings, crackers, cut up raw vegetables, seafood, cubed pieces of meat and cheese, potato chips, tortilla chips etc. Unlike other sauces, instead of applying sauce, the food is typically put, dipped, or added into the dipping sauce(hence the name).
Dips are commonly used for finger foods, appetizers, and other easily held foods. Thick dips basically are made from sour cream, yogurt, mayonnaise, soft cheese or beans.
Well then, here’s a walk through the older and newer ways of adding both, taste and health to our daily food. Learn to make lovely and tasty dips and wet grind in minutes with the use of Nutri-blend.
Butter 2 tbsp
Extra Virgin 3 tbsp
Yogurt 2 tbsp
clove of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Heat butter in a pan; add some olive oil and grated carrots
In the Nutri blend, take yogurt; add garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil and the cooked carrots
Blend with very little water, top it with chopped parsley and olive oil
Tofu and Cashew Mayonnaise
Have you imagined mayonnaise without a drop oil or without any eggs? A totally veg dip made with tofu is a replacement for it.
Cashew 1 cup
Lemon juice 1 Tsp
Mustard powder 1 Tsp
Sea salt & black pepper to taste
Sugar 1 Tsp
Drain water from tofu and place it in the Nutri blend jar with cashew, lemon juice, mustard powder, salt, and pepper
Blend with a little water in the Nutri blend until light and creamy, and add sugar.
Blend again and keep aside
You can serve it with some cracker or apply it on sandwiches
Sweet and Sour Ginger Dip
Red chillies-seeded and chopped-4-5
Chopped Onion- 1
Garlic Cloves- few
Ginger – 2-inch piece
Sugar- 2 tbsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Vinegar -3 tbsp
Combine all the ingredients together and blend them using the Nutri-blend with the blending blade adding a little water if required
It goes well with noodles as well as rice varieties besides as a spread on dosa or chappati (Indian food)
Cherry tomatoes (or 3 larger tomatoes) -10
Spring onions, chopped finely with scissors -1-2
Cucumber, chopped -1/2(half)
Mango, peeled and chopped -1/2(half)
Sweet corn (fresh, tinned or frozen and defrosted)- a handful
Herbs, such as mint, coriander parsley, chopped – small bunch
Olive oil – 1 tsp
Lemon juice to taste
Carefully chop the cherry tomatoes or big tomatoes into small pieces using a salad knife. Stir the chopped tomatoes together with the chopped spring onions, cucumber, mango and sweet corn.
Mix in any chopped herbs you want to add, with a teaspoon of olive oil and have a taste.
You may add a squeeze of lemon or a pinch of sugar to taste.
If you want to know more how to make different dips for food!!
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