"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 25
Using spices to make dips

Most of the recipes I have call for garlic gloves and although I like the taste of garlic I am getting bored with garlic flavoured dips. I am thinking of dips for chips and veggies. Are there any combinations of dry spices that go well together to make interesting an flavoured dip that don't require using garlic?

__________________

__________________
hamlet_cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
Master Chef
 
Snip 13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brakpan, South Africa
Posts: 5,431
With what base?

Cream cheese with onion powder, paprika and salt.

Cream cheese with parsley, lemon, black pepper.

Mayo with ground coriander, cumin and chilli.

Mayo with crushed black pepper and a dash of lemon.

Mayo with a dash of curry powder.

I could go on all day but I need your base?
Welcome to DC by the way :)
__________________

__________________
Odette
"I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass."

"I hear voices and they don't like you "
Snip 13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #3
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 25
Thanks.

Usually I use a pureed cottage cheese or greek yogurt, and then to up the fat content, I might add either cream cheese or sour cream.
__________________
hamlet_cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
Master Chef
 
Snip 13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brakpan, South Africa
Posts: 5,431
I also like celery seed or flakes with cottage cheese, chives with sour cream, chicken spice is also pretty good for savoury dips, basil and thyme make a good mayonnaise.

The possibilities are endless, I suggest you taste your spice and see what works for you.
You can add dried herbs, fresh is better though.

Oregano is good added to dips in dry form.
Hope these suggestions help!
__________________
Odette
"I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass."

"I hear voices and they don't like you "
Snip 13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 545
Tehina is a great dip for veggies and easy to make; hummus also but that has garlic, muhamarra (sp?) I think would be different if your in the mood.
__________________
Siegal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,310
I love curry powder with sour cream or greek yogurt. Add some chopped green onions or chives, some fresh cilantro, and a bit of lime zest. I can eat this with chips or veggies.
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
CWS, I love the sound of that too
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 12:34 AM   #8
Executive Chef
 
Somebunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blaine, Washington
Posts: 2,649
I quite often use dry herbs and spices to make tasty dips. I am quite fond of Dean Jacob's bread dipping seasoning ( I have found them online). The first time I found them in a Ross Department Store of course that is just here in the US and is probably regional. The other herb combo I like is available at Costco it is called Organic no-salt Seasoning. Another one is Spike (a no salt herb veggie seasoning) Sometimes I just use whatever dry herbs and spices go together and add some salt and pepper. I usually use sour cream and mayo as a base, but cottage cheese or cream cheese are good too. I make a southwestern dressing that we use in taco salad, by mixing 1/2 sour cream and half mayo with a couple of tablespoons if jarred salsa and a couple of tablespoons of Taco seasoning mix. If you add some grated cheddar it makes a good dip. :-)
__________________
If you don't like the food, have more wine!
Somebunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 12:43 AM   #9
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Mrs. Dash makes for a good dip , too. You can use any favorite dip base for it. I like it best with sour cream or greek yogurt. Just make sure you make it up at least a couple hours before so the herbs can rehydrate.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 01:04 AM   #10
Executive Chef
 
Somebunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blaine, Washington
Posts: 2,649
Good point Fi, about giving the herbs a chance to rehydrate.....I meant to mention that. Thanks ;)
__________________

__________________
If you don't like the food, have more wine!
Somebunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
spices

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.