Try these healthy fresh summer vegetable dips

Roasted red pepper hummus.
Forks Over Knives

It makes eating those amazing veggies easy for everyone and they only take five minutes to prepare! You can also experiment with different herbs and spices as well as other ingredients to make you own special dip, too.

Homemade Hummus

  • 1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 1-2 tablespoons tahini (optional but good!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Add warm water as needed for desired consistency.
  3. Adjust to taste.

Makes 2 cups

 

Yogurt-Tahini Dip

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. tahini
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Adjust to taste.

Makes 1 cup

 

Summer Dill-Veggie Dip

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill (1T fresh dill)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (1T fresh parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Adjust to taste.

Makes 1 cup

 

Lisa B. Smith, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Southern Ute Shining Mountain Health and Wellness.

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