dips & spreads

Ideas for dips and spreads.

Tzatziki

Total time
15 minutes
Yield
6 servings

Tzatziki would be served as part of Greek meze, or appetizers. This cucumber and yogurt dip is especially refreshing on a hot day over a salad.

Hummus

Total time
10 minutes
Yield
4 servings

Use hummus as a dip or a spread for sandwiches. It is especially good on toasted pita bread. Hummus is rich in fiber, iron and vitamin C. It is also a good source of protein.

Raita

Total time
15 minutes
Yield
4 servings

This delicious Indian sauce or dip always had a plain yogurt base, although the vegetables and seasoning vary from one recipe to other.

Amish peanut butter

Yield
1 batch

Amish peanut butter is a spread for bread rolls. Amish peanut butter can also be purchased from several companies that specialize in Amish foods, but why buy something that is easily made at home? This does make a rather large batch. It stores well in a sealed container, but making a half batch works well too.

Baba ghanoush

Total time
1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield
10 servings

This is a tasty dip made from cooked aubergine, mashed and flavored with various seasonings. It is popular in Egypt and the Middle East. Baba ghanoush can appear as an Egyptian appetizer or as part of Lebanese mezze.