Dips are so versatile – put them between rice cakes for when you are on the go, with vegetable sticks for a healthy snack or on as a side dish with a main meal. There are so many combinations that you can make from scratch to ensure they are suitable for your family.
Here are a couple of ideas to get you going:
- 200g frozen peas
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Small garlic clove, crushed
- Zest of ½ lemon (optional)
1· Put the frozen peas in a large bowl and pour plenty of boiling water over the top so they are generously covered.
2· After 3-4 minutes, once the peas have defrosted, drain and return to the bowl.
3· Add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and lemon zest, if using.
4· Whizz with a handheld blender until smooth.
5· Season to taste.
Cannellini Bean Dip
Tin of cannellini beans, drained
Clove of garlic, crushed
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp lemon juice
1· Tip the drained cannellini beans into a large bowl.
2· Add the garlic, water and lemon juice.
3· Whizz with a handheld blender until smooth.
4· If the mixture is a little stiff, add some more water to loosen it according to how runny you want it.
**Always check the ingredients of any food you’re cooking with to make sure it doesn’t contain something you or your child should avoid.