Summer Crudités with Three Dips
This is a real celebration of summer – young, fresh salads and crisp vegetables served with three well-flavoured dips.
Serves 6 to 8 people as a first course or 12 to 15 at a drinks party
|For the carrot, coriander and fromage frais dip:|
|4 oz (110 g) young carrots, peeled and finely grated|
|1 level teaspoon coriander seeds|
|7 oz (200 g) virtually fat-free diet fromage frais|
|¼ level teaspoon cumin seeds|
|1 dessertspoon lemon juice|
|1 dessertspoon extra virgin olive oil|
|1 heaped tablespoon fresh chopped coriander leaves|
|1 level dessertspoon freshly chopped mint leaves|
|For the avocado, Feta cheese and garlic dip:|
|1 large ripe avocado|
|4 oz (110 g) Feta, roughly chopped|
|1 small clove garlic, peeled and crushed|
|1 tablespoon olive oil|
|2 tablespoons lemon juice|
|For the fresh lemon, soured cream and almond dip:|
|1 tablespoon lemon juice|
|grated zest 1 lemon|
|10 fl oz (1 x 284 ml carton) soured cream|
|1 oz (25 g) ground almonds|
|1 level tablespoon finely snipped chives|
|For the crudités:|
|1 head trimmed celery|
|1 cucumber, halved and deseeded|
|2 chicory heads, separated into leaves|
|2 bunches radishes, trimmed|
|8 oz (225 g) baby carrots, trimmed|
|2 bunches spring onions, trimmed|
|Oven temperatures and Conversions|
|Click here for information|
|There is no list of equipment specified for this recipe.|
This recipe first appeared in Sainsbury’s Magazine (Dairy Collection).
For the avocado, Feta cheese and garlic dip: begin by halving the avocado and removing the stone. Then scrape out all the flesh, including the greenest part next to the skin, into a processor, together with the remaining ingredients. Now whiz the whole lot until it is almost smooth – it's nice to leave some texture. Remove to a bowl, taste to check the seasoning, cover the surface with clingfilm and leave on one side, but don't make this one too far in advance or it will discolour.
To make the fresh lemon, soured cream and almond dip: simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl, then season to taste. This is also excellent served on its own with hot asparagus as a first course.
To make the carrot, coriander and fromage frais dip: first of all, dry-roast the coriander and cumin seeds in a small pan over a medium heat for about 45-60 seconds. Then crush them finely with a pestle and mortar. Now, in a bowl, mix together all the ingredients, then season and cover with clingfilm. Leave to stand for 15 minutes before serving to allow the flavours to develop.
To assemble the crudités, simply cut the celery and cucumber into batons. Then arrange in bowls with the other vegetables and serve with the dips
Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School
Copyright © 2009 Delia Smith/New Crane Internet Limited, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Whatever happened to real taramasalata? Unfortunately, it has been eclipsed by the counterfeit, pink blancmange-coloured variety that is mass produced. There must be a whole generation who have never tasted the genuine article. Here it is – courtesy
This Mexican recipe is rather like hummus, but with added zing from limes and chillies. Serve it with flatbreads or salad as a dip, starter or light lunch.
If you want to make the proper authentic version of this you'll need to hunt out some tahini paste, which is available at supermarkets and health-food shops.
The first time I ever used Tabasco (hot chilli sauce) was when I made my first guacamole. This spicy Mexican purée, made with fresh avocados, chillies and ripe tomatoes, is still a great favourite.
Most Popular recipes
05 Feb 2016 22:58
03 Feb 2016 17:37
|Food and travel||
Sponge receipe needed
14 Nov 2015 22:15
|Can Anyone Help?||
Short crust pastry
06 Feb 2016 22:48
20 Dec 2015 23:44
03 Feb 2016 07:56
Weekend Bird Watch
06 Feb 2016 14:08