Category: Dips

Roasted Eggplant Salad Dip

I prefer this dish served cold.  The Middle East left a strong influence on the way I prepare my food and the eggplants need to be roasted or placed on the bbq, then broken up roughly with a fork to make a paste before they are added to the other ingredients. This can be served as a salad, a main or side or great … Read More Roasted Eggplant Salad Dip

Chickpeanut Dip

After years of living in the Middle East, I like my hummus to be authentic. I am seeing more dips called ‘hummus’, some even looking and tasting more of guacamole, an injustice to the queen of dips. In this recipe, I combine chickpeas with peanuts  and serve it with fresh fruit, vegetables. Chickpeas have a great consistency and they are so versatile as they … Read More Chickpeanut Dip

Quick dips for the summer

Here are some very quick dips that are ideal for quick summer entertaining.  Instead of serving with breads, crackers or breadsticks, I like to serve them with sliced apples, carrot sticks, celery, sweet coloured bell peppers and other vegetables these days. The Method for all of them: Simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and use a hand blender to mix to a … Read More Quick dips for the summer

Quick Avocado and Tuna Dip

Quick dips are the most convenient way to put a few ingredients together and this one for example can be served with other vegetables or a salad or spread on toast and can make a great main meal or a snack. For the quick Avocado and tuna dip you will need: 1 large can Blue Angel tuna fish 1 avocado 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise … Read More Quick Avocado and Tuna Dip


Feta Cheese Dip

‘Feta with fresh herbs, lots of mint and tomatoes is always one of the most favourite dips’


Raw Brownie Batter (vegan, lactose and gluten free)

‘Summer brings an air of celebration on the island.  The bright blue skies and sea all around, the sunshine.  And the short distances make it possible to end nearly every day surrounded by family and friends sharing good food, celebrating.  This is a perfect quick addition to ice creams or simply use as a dip’ You will need: 1 cup tofu (use ricotta for … Read More Raw Brownie Batter (vegan, lactose and gluten free)

Quick Dips for parties or starters

We are always too short of time to spend hours in the kitchen and quick dips are always the perfect solution for entertaining a large crowd outdoors. Here are some quick dips I made on tv recently

Serve with fresh bread, vegetable crudités, potato skins and galletti.