Delicious Dips

Make your own healthy dips to snack on!

Dips make a great snack and it’s also a good dish to bring to gatherings for guests to munch on. However, one of the major obstacles for dips is that many store bought dips contain unhealthy ingredients that may be delicious but could affect your health in many ways.

So, here are two dips that are simple enough to be prepared, plus there’s no culinary experience needed! You can make it a family affair too by getting the young ones to smash or mix it up.

Side dish 1: Tomato salsa

Tomatoes are a natural source of lycopene, vitamin C and folate.

Ingredients

  • 2 Plum tomatoes 
  • 1 Medium-sized onion 
  • 2 tsps Chopped garlic 
  • 1 Key lime 
  • A pinch of salt

Method

  1. Chop plum tomatoes and onion as fine as possible and transfer to a bowl. 
  2. Then, add chopped garlic and squeeze the juice of the key lime into the bowl. 
  3. With a spoon, gently mix ingredients well. 
  4. Lastly, season with a pinch of salt.

Side dish 2: Guacamole

Avocados contain more potassium than bananas

Ingredients

  • 3 Avocados, pitted 
  • 1 Onion, chopped 
  • 1 Key lime, juice only 
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin A pinch of salt

Method

  1. With a fork, mash avocados in a bowl. 
  2. Then, add chopped onion, cumin and juice of key lime. 
  3. Mix well and then, season well with salt.

DIY Tortilla chips

These dips can be enjoyed with tortilla chips. Here’s how you can make some at home:

Ingredients

  • 1 pkt Store bought wholemeal tortilla wraps

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Cut tortilla wraps into bite size triangular or rectangular shapes. 
  3. In an air-fryer (cook at 160°C) or oven, bake tortilla wrap for about 20 minutes or until golden and crispy.