Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dips - Hummus & Spicy Yogurt Cheese

Whether you serve them with tortilla chips, carrot sticks, pita triangles or any other favorite dipping device, these Mediterranean dips make a delicious and healthy snack.

1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed butter)
2 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
3/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
Measure all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until very smooth. 

Taste and adjust flavors according to your preferences.

Spicy Yogurt Cheese
3/4 cup plain yogurt (drained through a fine sieve for a few hours or overnight)
1 cup feta cheese
2 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

*** If you do not like a spicy dip, cut back on the cayenne a bit.

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