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Mar 5, 2012 09:10 AM

Anyone have Recipe for a Good Homemade Veggie Dip?

Have to bring a veggie tray and dip to a Bridal shower.Would love to have a good homemade dip recipe if you don't mind sharing it.Also any unique ideas for displaying the veggies and dip other than on a tray.

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  1. How about yogurt with crumbled feta, dill and diced shallots? That would go really well with cucumbers, tomatoes, even pita chips if you wanted to throw some on.

    Another option, which isn't really a dip, is to make marinaded veggies. When I do those, I blanch those that are improved by it (like pearl onions, cauliflower, etc) and then make a nice peppery vinaigrette and let them marinade for at least 24 hours.

    1. roasted carrots, pureed with olive oil, ginger and cardamom.

      roasted almonds, roasted garlic, a tiny bit of steamed potato and olive oil all pureed

      roasted red peppers, pureed with olive oil, chili flake and some lemon zest

      white beans with orange zest and sesame oil.

      any of those combos can be combined with eggs and cream and baked into a savory custard. people go crazy for them.

      you can also pick 3 different colors, like broccoli, carrot and cauliflower, and make a veg terrine instead of a dip. looks very pretty and just serve pita chips or asparagus spears for dipping.

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      1. re: hotoynoodle


        I do this too -dips that are colorful, healthy and fresh looking! I also like a black bean or black soy bean hummus for another color and flavor's almost purple! For a party, I like to whizzz up three different ones and put them in three different hollowed out peppers (red, yellow orange). It is truly stunning.

      2. I like Ina Garten's green goddess recipe as a veggie dip. You'll find it on the food network website.

        1. Roasted red pepper hummus is good.

          1. For display, you can put some of the veggies in little pedestal dishes amongst the other veg.