Dips

Cilantro Lime Hummus

image courtesy ovenlesschef


1 lb cooked chickpeas(you can find dried in Asia Marts, canned at Homeplus or MegaMart)
Fist full of fresh cilantro (nicedeli.com)
3-4 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp Lime juice (Lemon will work)
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp chili powder (Korean will work)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 T olive oil
add water, iced tea, or even beer as needed to get consistency desired
(For a more rounded flavor, try adding a few Tbsp of shredded coconut or coconut oil!)

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

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1 (15 ounce) can yellow corn, drained
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed (Homeplus)
1 (14.5 ounce) can tomatoes with chilis or jalapenos (Homeplus)(Salsa would also work)
1 bunch finely chopped cilantro (nicedeli.com)
1 large green onion, finely sliced
1 small red/yellow onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp ground cumin (local asia mart)
1 Tbsp olive oil, or to taste

Tzatziki Dip/Sauce

image courtesy souvlakiforthesoul.com

250 Grams of plain yogurt... greek if you can get it
3 small cucumbers finely grated
2-3 finely minced garlic cloves
A good handful of dill finely chopped
Another good handful of fresh mint roughly chopped
A “splash” of extra virgin olive oil
juice of half a lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Summer Staples (Great for picnics and get togethers!)


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The name of the food is hidden in the link, so just read the link to see what tasty treat you could create!

***Salads Galore:

*Pasta Salads:

http://ovenlesschef.blogspot.com/2011/05/italian-pasta-salad.html
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sesame-pasta-chicken-salad/detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blt-pasta-salad/detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-pasta-salad/detail.aspx

Italian Dressing Mix

1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
2 tablespoons salt

Directions
1. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt and regular salt. Store in a tightly sealed container.
2. To prepare dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup canola oil, 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons of the dry mix.

Courtesy allrecipes

Ranch Dressing or Dip

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream for dip or ½ C buttermilk for dressing **
1/2 teaspoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
** You can make your own buttermilk by adding 1 T white vinegar or lemon juice per cup of milk.

Courtesy allrecipe

Grandma's Dressing (Catalina Style)

1 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 onion, chopped

Directions
1. Prepare dressing in a large jar with a tight fitting lid. Add the oil, vinegar, sugar, ketchup, salt, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Shake until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate and shake well before using.

Courtesy allrecipes

Honey Mustard Dressing

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon juice. Store covered in the refrigerator.

courtesy allrecipes

Oriental Vinaigrette

3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard and sesame oil. Pour atop salad and serve.

Courtesy allrecipes

Raspberry Vinaigrette

1/2 C vegetable oil/ canola oil
1/2 C applecider or redwine vinegar
1/2 C raspberry preserves (Homeplus)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper

Whisk all ingredients together or blend in blender and set in fridge for about 0 minutes before use to allow flavors to meld.

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