Dip Into Delicious

Quick, Easy and Crowd-Pleasing, These Dips will Disappear in No Time
This winning trio of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Ontario Greenhouse Tomato Dip with Canadian Bacon and Oven Dried Tomato Dip will have your crowd drooling!

Roasted red pepper hummus

Ingredients
• 1 cup (250 g) Ontario greenhouse red bell pepper, roasted and chopped*
• 1 can (500 g) chick peas, drained and rinsed
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1/4 cup (63 ml) lemon juice
• 3 tbsp. (45 ml) tahini
• 2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil
• 2 tbsp. (30 g) fresh parsley
• 1 tbsp. (15 ml) soy sauce
• 1/2 tbsp. (8 g) ground cumin
• 1/2 tsp. (3 g) ground red pepper

Method
• In a food processor, add all ingredients EXCEPT 1/2 cup (125 g) roasted bell peppers. Process until smooth.
• Place mixture in a small bowl and add the reserved roasted bell peppers. Mix evenly.

* Roasting method
Coat peppers with a light layer of vegetable oil. Rotate peppers over open flame, either on a bbq or gas stove, until peppers turn black and blister.  If an open flame isn’t available, a broiler can be used. Slice the pepper in half and remove the core, seeds and membrane. On a broiler plate, place peppers open side down and broil until skins are black and blistered. Cover peppers in a bowl and allow to restfor 15 minutes. Peel the black skin off.

Serves 6-8
Nutritional Facts per serving
(284 g): Calories 370, Fat 23 g (35 %),Saturated Fat 3 g + Trans Fat 0 g (15 %), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 530 mg (22 %), Carbohydrate 34 g (11 %), Fibre 9 g (36 %), Sugars 7 g, Protein 13 g, Vit A (20 %),Vit C (150 %), Calcium (20 %), Iron (45 %).% = % Daily Value

Ontario greenhouse tomato dip with Canadian bacon

Ingredients
• 1 cup (250 ml) sour cream
• 1/2 cup (125 ml) mayonnaise
• 4 oz. (112 g) cream cheese
• 1/2 cup (125 g) cheddar cheese
• 1/4 cup (63 g) chopped green onion (white and green parts of the onion)
• 1/4 cup (63 g) diced green pepper
• 1 large Ontario greenhouse tomato, seeded and diced
• 1 pound Canadian bacon (454 g), cooked crisp, drained and crumbled
• 1/2 tsp. (6 g) garlic, minced
• Black pepper to taste

Method
1. In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, garlic, green pepper and black pepper.
2. Add crumbled bacon and chopped tomatoes. Mix evenly.

Serves 6-8
Nutritional Facts per serving
(325 g): Calories 940, Fat 87 g (134 %),Saturated Fat 30 g + Trans Fat 0.4 g (152 %), Cholesterol 170 mg, Sodium 1820 mg (76 %), Carbohydrate 10 g (3 %), Fibre 1 g (4 %), Sugars 4 g, Protein 30 g, Vit A (25 %),Vit C (30 %), Calcium (20 %), Iron (10 %). % = % Daily Value

Oven dried tomato dip

Ingredients
• 1 pound (454 g) Ontario greenhouse tomatoes dried in the oven
• 8 oz. (224 g) cream cheese, softened
• 1 tbsp. (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil
• 2 – 3 garlic cloves, minced

Method
1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
2. Slice Ontario greenhouse tomatoes thinly and place on a perforated oven sheet to dry for 30 – 45 minutes.
3. In a blender, combine the cream cheese, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil. Process until ingredients are mixed, not creamy.

Finishing touches

Serve all dips with flat bread and/or fresh Ontario greenhouse vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers or bell peppers.

Serves 6-8
Nutritional Facts per serving
(264 g): Calories 780, Fat 40 g (62 %), Saturated Fat 18 g + Trans Fat 1 g (95 %), Cholesterol 95 mg, Sodium 3850 mg (160 %), Carbohydrate 99 g (33 %), Fibre 21 g (84 %), Sugars 67 g, Protein 29 g, Vit A (45 %),Vit C (110 %), Calcium (25 %), Iron (10 %). % = % Daily Value

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