3 Dips—Perfect for healthy summertime munching

Friday, July 17, 2020
In the summer we want fresh and easy recipes we can enjoy in our own backyard, or that are ready in our refrigerator for a healthy, satisfying snack. Here are three of my favorite dips that make munching on veggies a delicious treat. They are dips with different flavors to suit your mood…and, of course…all easy to make!

Why these dips? They are easy to make ahead of time and are ready when you need them. Making your own ensures there are no extra ingredients…you control what goes in it and because it is fresh there are no needed additives or preservatives you find in store bought versions.

Dip #1

Livliga Wasabi Dipping Sauce

Wasabi Dipping Sauce

Why this dip? It’s unusual. A dip that is great to serve with blanched green beans for a different take on the predictable crudité. The flavor is spicy but not hot with heat.  It is super easy to make and can be stored in the refrigerator for at least a week. Did I mention it is a snap to make all in one bowl and only has 5 ingredients?!

Dip #2

Livliga Healthy Carrot Hummus with Turmeric

Carrot Hummus with Turmeric

Why this dip? It is a great way to fit in more veggies! Turmeric is the “hot” new spice that is considered to have a number of health benefits…especially anti-inflammatory. You use a food processor for easy prepping and don’t forget the garnish of fresh mint or other herb from your garden.

Dip #3

Livliga Cream Cheese Dip in Halsa Bowl

Yummy “Cream Cheese” Dip 

Why this dip? It’s luscious and creamy. The yogurt “cream cheese” you make in the first step is a great base for a variety of dips. And for those needing to focus on higher protein foods this dip is loaded with it. It is so satisfying especially because of the high protein content.

What to serve these dips with? Think about fun and different vegetables you find fresh in the summer months. Think about blanching asparagus or green beans (our favorite with the Wasabi dip). Then there are these tasty and crisp veggies like jicama, Hakurei turnips, radishes, cucumber, zucchini or cherry tomatoes and all colors of sweet peppers. Celery makes for a great dipping veggie…keep the leaves on for extra visual flair. If you have a vegetable garden its great to see what you have a ton of and use it for your crudité!

Want some chips? Make homemade tortilla chips with tortillas you buy at the grocery store. Spray them with olive oil spray on both sides and baking them at 350 for about 15 minutes until they brown and become crisp. Voilá! You now have fresh chips to go with your fresh dip and veggies!

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Enjoy! And Live vibrant!

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