I figure no one wants to see ugly ankle pictures so let's get on with the grub!
In our venture to eat healthier we have become dippy with dip! To be more specific, hummus and tzatziki! Both hummus and tzatziki are such simple dips and a great way to add some flavour to your veggies, sandwiches, wraps, or whatever it is you want to use them on. Keep a bin or a zippy top bag filled with cut and ready to go veggies in the fridge and you are set for lunches, snacks, even dinners!
I even made some fresh pita. After reading this post here at A Little bit of everything, I just had to make it! I haven't made the roasted veggie dip yet, but I plan to!
|A few simple ingredients is all it takes!!|
1/2 long English cucumber
1 cup Greek style plain yogurt
1 clove garlic (chopped fine or grated with a micro plane)
salt & pepper
1 tsp lemon zest (optional)
Grate the cucumber. If your yogurt isn't very thick, squeeze out the excess liquid. The PC Greek style yogurt at Superstore is so incredibly thick, I didn't drain the cucumber.
Grate in the garlic, lemon zest (if using), and add the salt and pepper.
Stir in the yogurt. (Use your judgement here. If the amount of yogurt doesn't cover all of the cucumber, then add more yogurt. Consistency is really up to you!)
Let the tzatziki rest in the fridge for a while before eating...if you can wait.
Serve up with pitas, veggies, on sammies, in wraps, by the spoonful....
Hummus (unfortunately I can not find the pics I took of the hummus. I will post them when I find them, or make more and take new photos!)
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1 to 2 tbsp tahini or peanut butter (optional)
cayenne (pinch or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil
water to thin out if you don't want to use too much oil
Toss everything but the olive oil and water into a blender or food processor. With the machine running, drizzle in olive oil. If you are skeptical about using too much olive oil, switch to drizzling in water. Keep the machine and the liquid drizzling until you reach the consistency you want. Some people prefer a thick dip and others prefer a thinner dip.
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. (Remember, it is easier to add flavour and heat than it is to take it away!!)
Until next time, stay warm and eat well. (And stay on your feet!)