Make your own de­li­cious dips

Skip the store-bought ones and try these tasty and sim­ple dips.

The Tribune (NZ) - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK -

Have you got frozen corn or peas hang­ing around in your freezer? Well next time you’re en­ter­tain­ing, or if you’re just af­ter a scrump­tious snack, why not try one of these recipes?

SMOKY CORN DIP Ready in: 5 min­utes Serves: 4-6 ❚ 2 cups frozen corn ker­nels ❚ 3 ta­ble­spoons sour cream ❚ 1⁄ cup pars­ley leaves and stalks

4 ❚ 1⁄ cup shaved or finely grated

2 parme­san cheese ❚ Juice of 1⁄ lemon 2 ❚ 2 tea­spoons chipo­tle sauce or bar­be­cue sauce

To serve:

A se­lec­tion of your favourite sides (like, car­rot sticks, pita crisps, corn chips).

Bring a small pot of salted wa­ter to the boil.

Cook corn in pot of salted wa­ter for 1 minute, then drain and re­fresh un­der cold wa­ter. Drain again. Add half the corn to food pro­ces­sor with all re­main­ing dip in­gre­di­ents and whiz un­til com­bined.

Stir through re­main­ing corn and sea­son to taste with salt and pep­per. Serve with your favourite sides. PEA AND MINT DIP Ready in: 5 min­utes Serves: 4-6 ❚ 3 cups frozen peas ❚ 2 ta­ble­spoons nat­u­ral yo­ghurt ❚ 75g feta cheese ❚ 1 ta­ble­spoon mint leaves ❚ 2 tea­spoons lemon juice To serve

A se­lec­tion of your favourite sides (like, car­rot sticks, pita crisps, corn chips).

Bring a small pot of salted wa­ter to the boil.

Cook peas in pot of salted wa­ter for 1 minute, then drain and re­fresh un­der cold wa­ter. Drain again.

Add peas to food pro­ces­sor with all re­main­ing dip in­gre­di­ents and whiz un­til com­bined. Sea­son to taste with salt and pep­per, and serve with your favourite sides.

SUPPLIED/MY FOOD BAG

Serve these yummy dips with your favourite side. Vege sticks or corn chips are my favourite.

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