2 Great dips for Christmas get-togethers

by grainnep




This time of year is great for getting together with friends and family for food or drinks. I love these 2 dips instead of having packets of pringles and crisps at the ready, serve these with some crackers and fresh chopped veggies for a delicious and much healthier version of nibbles. Both these are gorgeous, and you know what you are getting when you make your own!

Caramelised Tikka Spice Onion Dip

3 large yellow onions peeled and thinly sliced
1oz butter and 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tsp tikka spice mix
1 tsp each of salt and pepper
2 large tbsp sour cream – use low fat if preferred

Heat the butter and oil in a large pan on a medium heat
Toss in the onions, salt pepper and tikka spice and fry gently for 10 minutes stirring to ensure it doesn’t get caught on the bottom
Reduce the heat to low medium and cook for 20 more minutes. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to remove the caramelisation from the bottom of the pot so it incorporates into the mixture, by stirring occasionally.
Allow the onions to cool and mix the sour cream into them and stir well,
Taste for seasoning.
Store in the fridge but serve at room temperature.

Sun dried Tomato dip

1 tub of sun dried tomatoes approx 150gr, chopped
4oz cream cheese – use low fat if preferred
1 tsp salt and pepper
10 drops Tabasco – more if preferred
2 spring onions, trimmed and chopped finely (use white and green)

Puree everything bar the spring onions in a blender
Add the spring onions and pulse a few times to incorporate
Taste for seasoning.
Store in the fridge but serve at room temperature,