With the entire world becoming more and more health conscious, we are compelled to also serve healthy snacks while entertaining and also consume healthier versions of snacks so that we can be fit and active.
Dips are great snacking foods because they are healthy and quick to make. Here are three healthy snack recipes for your family movie nights or small get-togethers or snack-time in your office:
* Tahini Dip: Puree 1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste), the juice of 2 lemons, 2 teaspoons ground cumin and 1 minced garlic clove. Drizzle in 1/2 cup hot water; puree until smooth.
* Charred-Tomato Salsa Dip: Broil 2 tomatoes until charred, then cool and core. Pulse in a food processor with 1 minced jalapeno, 1 scallion, 1 garlic clove and 1 tablespoon fresh mint. Season with salt.
* Red Pepper Dip: Make a half batch of Tahini Dip (No. 2); puree with 1 can chickpeas, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 cup roasted red peppers and 1/2 cup hot water.