Have you ever thought of making your own dips or tapas platters because let me tell you I could 100% live solely off tapas. there is something about being allowed to have a little bit of a LOT of things that excites me. I also suffer greatly from ‘Menu-Envy’ so this way I get to pick and mix on a whole bunch of goodness.
Whats your favourite style tapas?
The beauty of dips is that they go with anything; crackers, breads, crudités or any other nibble out there. Left overs are also great for pita’s or wraps or adding to a salad even and if it means we end up wasting next to nothing then i’m in!
So a classic and must have is always [and I mean always] Hummus. There will be NO disputing this one. Its creamy, it’s healthy and it goes with everything. Plus if you love tahini then it’s a go-to Tapas must have!
According to medical news today a typical 50g serving of hummus will usually contain:
- 105 calories
- 5.36g of protein
- 4.47g of fat
- 14.21g of carbohydrates
- 3.55g of fibre
- 1.57g of sugar
This makes hummus a moderate fat food, so it can be part of a low fat diet. It is also a relatively high protein food, especially for people who follow vegetarian diets. And we KNOW its tasty and also quite versatile with adding extra flavours you love.
Like it hot – add in some fresh or dry chilli’s.
Love a bit of spice – add in paprika or cayenne pepper for something a little different.
We all know the classics but have you ever ventured from your safe space and tried a different and of dip putting beans and pulses to the test?
It well worth it and full of flavour and packed with health.
Red kidney bean dip is a super easy yet incredibly tasty addition to your platters from now on. Red Kidney Beans are packed with protein and boast over 9g of protein per 100g of cooked beans making them one of the richest sources of plant-based protein around.
Thats quite the punch for such a tiny bean.
These beans are also rich in a number of vitamins and minerals such as folic acid, iron, copper, manganese, potassium and vitamin k1.
So its easy to see why we want to keep this little dude around.
Now one that I have never seen before but will now make it my mission to spread the good word is to add a Lentil pate to your snack attack
Another simple, packed with flavour dip that adds something different and a is definitely going to be a crowd pleaser.
Also a tapas fan – why not leave a comment or let us know what other kind of tapas dishes you would like to see ore of?
Red Kidney Bean Dip
- 1 Cup Red Kidney Beans Soaked over night and cooked until soft
- 1 tsp Wholegrain Mustard
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper To taste
- Place all the ingredients for each dip into a blender and blend until smooth, you can add a little water or more olive oil if you need to make it smoother.
- Pour each dip into a bowl and display with your vegetables, olives and crackers