5 Easy Veggie Dips

by Claire Minnaar

To get the full nutritional value of veggies, it’s best to consume them in their raw form. You know it. I know it. But kids? Not always so keen on the idea of raw carrots and cauliflower florets.

Dips are an excellent way to put a delicious and fun twist on raw dip-able veggies – in fact, you can even use it to sneak some veggie snacks onto the table when hubby’s watching rugby! So here are 5 easy and delicious veggie dips to jazz up a raw nutritious vegetable platter – using ingredients you probably already have in the house.

  • Creamy “green cheese” dip: Combine 1 mashed avocado with 3 tablespoons plain cottage cheese. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of lemon juice.
  • Butterbean dip: Drain 1 can of butterbeans and mash it up with a fork or blender. Add 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp dried parsley or basil – mix it all up and season with salt and pepper.
  • Sweet potato dip: Mash up about 2 cups of cooked sweet potato, and add 1 tbsp minced ginger, 2 tbsp tahini and 2 tbsp soya sauce. Season with salt, and a dash of lemon pepper.
  • Honey and mustard dip: Drain 1 can cannelloni beans and mash it up with a fork or blender. Add 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp dry mustard powder and 2ml garlic powder, before mixing it all up with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Peanut dip (with an optional spicy kick for dad): Whisk or blend together 4 tbsp peanut butter, t tbsp. rice wine vinegar, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp warm water, 1 tbsp soya sauce, 2 tbsp honey and 1 tsp ground ginger, with an optional sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a spicy touch.

Image Credit: airportjournals.com

Join the List

Subscribe to our mailing list and stay informed on what's happening on MomTalk!

Awesomeness! Thank you for subscribing!

Oh dear! Something has gone wrong. Please try again.

You may also like

Leave a Comment