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Non-cheese or cream cheese based dip

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lilyanna Nov 13, 2006 09:46 PM

I need to make some for a friend's party...he is intolerant of lactose, not the other way around, so the usual cream or sour cream based things are out.

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    lilyanna Nov 14, 2006 06:33 PM

    These sound great! Now, how will I choose?? I want to get away from hummus. I've made gallons of hummus. The white bean dip sounds like a tasty variation. And I was already planning something with olives - warm, crushed olives with thyme, orange zest and garlic.

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      rockycat Nov 14, 2006 05:57 PM

      White bean puree with loads of garlic and carmelized onions, maybe some rosemary if you like the flavor.

      There's also a spinach and chickpea recipe from Marcella Hazan, I believe, which she attributes to the Italian Jewish community. I take her recipe one step further and coarsely puree the whole mess and serve with pita or crackers. It's pretty much like hummus but no tehina, more lemon, quite a bit of olive oil, and lots of spinach. Very tasty slightly warm or room temp.

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        Procrastibaker Nov 14, 2006 05:03 PM

        You could also do a white bean bruschetta...

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          Marion Morgenthal Nov 14, 2006 04:35 AM

          This is insanely easy and non-dairy and surprisingly good:
          1 package frozen chopped spinach--thawed and drained (as well as you can drain it
          1 scant cup mayo
          1 - 2 tbsp minced onion
          dash garlic powder

          you could also add curry powder or other spices.

          1. JenMarie66 Nov 14, 2006 04:16 AM

            i make a nice non-dairy dip:
            sautee chopped shallot in o.oil, add a chopped zuchini, S&P, and cook over medium until flesh beigns to break down. Add a can of white beans, some chopped rosemary, and about 1/2 cup broth or water. simmer until all ingredients are soft and integrated. Puree with a soup blender (if you don't have one, you can mash it with a potato masher) and add a squeeze of lemon. serve at room temp. with sliced french bread.
            i'd also suggest making an olive tapenade.

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              niki rothman Nov 14, 2006 01:29 AM

              Hummus or baba ganouj (eggplant caviar). Both have the same ingredients but just differ in the starring role. Both made in a processor. In one it's eggplant, roasted (400) until it implodes - then the flesh scooped onto a processor. In hummus it's chick peas/garbanzos, best when boiled (smoother), but OK if you use canned.
              The ingredients you add to achieve the "dip" consistency of your choice: lemon juice, garlic, tahini, olive oil, salt.
              Honestly, you don't even need a real recipe. Just start conservatively, process, then taste and adjust for taste and desired consistency.
              Super easy, super delicious - healthy even.
              Nice served with pita bread cut into triangles and crudites.

              1. anna Nov 14, 2006 12:12 AM

                What about a chili dip? It'll be great with some corn chips....Other than hummus, also try tahini or babaganoush.

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                  FlavoursGal Nov 13, 2006 11:40 PM

                  roasted tomatoes and garlic.

                  1. DanaB Nov 13, 2006 11:37 PM

                    Hummos or bean dip

                    Salsa

                    Guacamole

                    1. Glencora Nov 13, 2006 11:33 PM

                      Mushroom pate.

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                        ghbrooklyn Nov 13, 2006 10:09 PM

                        pureed roasted peppers,eggplant,garlic,olive oil

                        pureed roasted peppers,walnuts,olive oil, pomegranate molasses

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                          Procrastibaker Nov 13, 2006 09:53 PM

                          Oh gosh, I have a good one but I'm struggling to think of where the recipe is. It's basically almonds buzzed with roasted red peppers. It's really good on veggies or on bread. If I find the recipe I can post it if you want. You could also just do an ayvar (not sure on spelling?) which is just finely minced roasted red peppers. And how about hummus?

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