Need inspiration: What are your favorite dips to serve with veggies?
I'm signed up to bring a veggie platter to our Fourth of July potluck. Typically I would just buy a ready made hummus or sour cream & onion dip or something to go with it, but I feel a little inspired to actually make my own dip this year. What are your favorite dips to serve with veggies? I have some cilantro and spring onions from my CSA box that I need to use up, so I thought it might be fun to try to incorporate one of those ingredients, but its not a necessity as I can always find something else to do with them.
Thanks in advance for your inspiring suggestions! :)
Dilly dip!!! Here is my super easy recipe and little children and adults alike love it:
-1 cup cottage cheese
-1/4 cup mayonnaise
-2 teaspoons dry dill (more for fresh)
-1 Tablespoonish of chopped green onion
-1-2 teaspoons milk
Blend in blender or food processor.
Great with raw veggies and crackers ... my fav. is the veggies though. Like celery, broccoli, (my favs), zucchini, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, green onions, etc...
Or a bagna cauda, parmesan/pesto, black peppercorm, artichoke/asiago, Mexican-style cilantro-sour cream-green onion with a little salsa and lime, guacamole, - although I'd definitely agree if there are lots of little children around, a good buttermilk ranch dip - or go all retro and do an onion soup dip.
Make 3 or 4 dips and place in ramekins in the center of the platter. If there will be picky children there, Ranch dressing is a good option for one dip.
BTW, I heard a neat idea on the Dr. Oz show, for getting little kids to eat unfamiliar raw vegetables, which was to use their favorite baby food (in that case pureed sweet potatoes) as a dip, because the positive connotations boost the acceptability of the vegetables.
You could do a caramelized onion dip or make a cilantro pesto. There is also:
Mint & Pea Puree
Green Goddess Dip
It depends whether you are going to have the food on ice or not too.