Quick dipping!

Herbed Yoghurt Dip

Having a range of dip recipes up your sleeve for drop-in guests or a planned event is a good thing to have! I like to have a variety of textures and flavours so have collated a few recipes that are tasty and easy to make. I have used the herbed yoghurt dip with my Yoghurt Flatbread – a perfect combo!

The hommous recipe is one I have had floating around forever so I’m not sure where it comes from. The herbed yoghurt dip recipe is from www.taste.com.au

The best thing is, you don’t really need a Thermomix at all for these recipes!

Herbed Yoghurt Dip

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 110g herbs (I used dill, parsley and mint. You could also use a mix of others such as chives, coriander, basil)
  • 200g Greek-style plain yoghurt

Method

  1. Add garlic to bowl and chop, 3 secs/ speed 6. Scrape down sides
  2. Add herbs and chop 3 secs/ speed 6. scrape down sides and repeat if necessary.
  3. Add lemon rind and yoghurt to bowl
  4. Mix together, backwards, speed 2 for about 20 seconds. Add an extra 10 seconds if needed.
  5. Put in a bowl and garnish with a sprig of dill or parsley. Serve with seed crackers.

And now for the amazing hommous (or hummus) recipe…

Classic Hommous

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained (approximately 400g. I used 2 tetra packs which equalled to about 420g)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 20g tahini paste
  • 20g olive oil
  • juice of one large lemon or 2 small lemons
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin (ground)

Method

  1. Add garlic to bowl and chop 3 seconds/speed 6. Scrape down sides.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to bowl and blitz for 10 seconds, speed 6. Scrape down sides. Repeat. At this point, you will need to decide how you like your hommous. Personally, I like it smooth and not too thick, so blend for a little longer after adding some warm water, about 10g.
  3. Put in a bowl, sprinkle with paprika or extra cumin. Serve with seed crackers and other dips on a platter.

I hope these get you through the festive season!

SM

Herbed Yoghurt Dip, served with shredded chicken, salad and yoghurt flatbread