|Clockwise from top: pita chips, hummus, |
cucumber sticks, grape tomatoes, Caesar dip, baby carrots
So today, I decided to let my mouth do the chopping instead. And I actually find this much more satisfying and interesting to eat than throwing it all in a single bowl, dousing it with dressing, and mixing it up. It’s like eating a bunch of different things, instead of one thing.
Try it and see—make yourself up a plate.
Can be made with any combination of the items listed below that sounds good and is available to you.
A little chopping vegetables
red or yellow pepper strips
toasted bread, any kind
warm artichoke-asiago dip
feta salsa dip
garlicky sundried tomato spread
slapdash ranch dressing
6 oz/180 g plain Greek yogurt
2 oz/60 g mayonnaise
1 tsp/5 ml soy sauce
1 clove garlic
2-3 Tbsp pecorino romano cheese
1 tsp/5 ml lemon juice
Black pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a small food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve with any or all of the above.
Makes about 1 cup. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated to let the flavors meld. The garlic flavor gets stronger the longer you let it meld.