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!
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)
Add garlic to bowl and chop 3 seconds/speed 6. Scrape down sides.
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.
Put in a bowl, sprinkle with paprika or extra cumin. Serve with seed crackers and other dips on a platter.
The cold and wintery weather here is definitely time for soup! Sweet potato (although not at part of the potato family apparently!) is a tasty option when having a meatless meal and by roasting the ingredients first, you get a lovely rich and sweet flavour. There are lots of different roast sweet potato soup recipes out there, but this is a simple and quick option that can be modified easily.
Believe it or not, I don’t use my Thermomix for everything, but this recipe does use it to blend everything up at the end. If you (very sadly!) don’t have a Thermomix, then a food processor or stick blender will also work.
I served this lovely soup with a dollop of Herbed Greek Yoghurt Dip, and on the side, crispbread and a selection of cheeses and meats.
You could easily make adaptations by using coconut cream, adding curry powder instead of paprika, or adding a touch of chilli. Other vegetables could be added, such as carrot and potato, but watch the size and cooking time as vegetables like carrot take longer to roast. It made about 3 and a half generous serves. Adding a little more sweet potato or other vegetables, or some more liquid would make 4-5 serves.