Choose a Summer Dip

Say you are hosting a summer party, or you’ve been invited to one: what refreshing and healthy dip would you like to serve? Here are three delicious choices:

Baba Ghanoush: Middle Eastern spread of roasted eggplant with a sweet, smoky taste

baba ghanoush summertime dip

Baba Ghanoush

Ingredients for 1 1/2 cups:
1 large eggplant
Black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
Olive oil

Full recipe

Rosemary-Lemon White Bean Dip: A thick purée with the taste of olive oil and garlic

Rosemary-lemon white bean dip

Rosemary-Lemon White Bean Dip

Ingredients for 2 cups:
2 cups cooked white beans, like cannelini, drained but moist
1 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
Grated rind of 2 lemons

Full recipe

Zucchini, Mint, and Yogurt Spread: A Middle Eastern spread called ‘Koosa ma Laban’

Zucchini Mint Yogurt spread

Zucchini Mint Yogurt Spread

Ingredients for 4 servings:
1 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise and cut into 1-inch half-moons
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup Greek yogurt or labneh
2 tablespoons mint, roughly chopped
zest of 1 lemon
salt and pepper
green olives for garnish (optional)

Full recipe

And now you decide. Look at all the ingredients, or view the full recipes. Which one would you choose for your summertime party?

Which summertime dip do you prefer?

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Choose a Summer Dip — 2 Comments

  1. They all look & sound delicious to me. I voted on the eggplant dip because eggplant is a vegetable that I seldom eat. The texture isn’t a palate favorite of mine, so I pass it over when it’s served baked or sautéed. But, as a dip, the texture issue would be resolved for me.

    • Well, they all looked so good to me, I wanted to prepare them all but then I realized I would have to eat all of them too. So, I just got the post put up for you guys to choose. Haha. But, I think Zucchini would be my favorite. I may fix that one soon. Thanks for taking the time to vote and visit my site!!!