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Old 06-14-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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Good dips for pita chips?

I've recently discovered that I love homemade pita chips. But now I need to find some dips that go well with them. I know hummus is a pretty standard accompaniment, but I want some alternatives. Does anyone have any good ones to share?

P.S. If you have any good-tasting healthy dips for this application, that would be awesome. But you don't have to limit responses to that.

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Old 06-14-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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I made a really good roasted red pepper dip from Emeril once.... I'll try to find it.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:52 PM   #3
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Guacamole -- YUM!! Good with any type of chip!!!!
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:46 PM   #4
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Tzatziki is great with pita chips.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
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Zaatar in olive oil makes a nice dip, or you can brush the chips with it before baking, also very nice.

Zaatar itself is pretty simple - thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds ground together (I like to do it in mortar & pestle, but a clean coffee grinder should be OK too), then add some good seasalt. Some recipes include other herbs- oregano & marjoram are common, but I like the simple one listed above best.
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:09 PM   #6
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baba ganouj. I love this stuff.
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:13 PM   #7
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OOh sprinkle the pitas with some cinnamon sugar before you toast them up and use some kind of fruit cream cheese dip
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:48 PM   #8
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I've recently discovered that I love homemade pita chips. But now I need to find some dips that go well with them. I know hummus is a pretty standard accompaniment, but I want some alternatives. Does anyone have any good ones to share?

P.S. If you have any good-tasting healthy dips for this application, that would be awesome. But you don't have to limit responses to that.
Hi CRankin,

Try a spicy guacamole, red pesto, skordalia, baba ganoush, tzatziki made from peeled, salted, refreshed and dried cucmber, a slack mushroom paté made from ceps (Autumn dip) or an asparagus dip (JUNE) or a bean paté - any time of the year.

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Old 06-14-2008, 11:25 PM   #9
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I must echo the choice of Baba Ganouj. This stuff is a food group unto itself. Roasted eggplant and garlic...yum!
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:52 AM   #10
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Ive always loved a nice tapenade on pita chips, or tzatziki. But then again I love tzatziki on ANYTHING..even been tempted to dip my sweetie in some, although I think he might object! Did I just get off subject?! oops
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:06 PM   #11
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Tzatziki is great with pita chips.

taramosalata, too!
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:57 PM   #12
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I love baba ganoush, too, but this is even better Recipes : Roasted Eggplant Spread : Food Network

What makes it better is the roasted red peppers and red onions, and you can CHEW this spread!

I substituted smoked paprika for the cayenne, and I added more garlic.

I LOVE this spread and can eat it by itself with a fork!

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Buonasera,

Good topic ... Hope this is not too repetitious.

1. Egyptian Babaghanuj
2. Lebanese hummus ( chickpeas )
3. Tuscan Cannelli Hummus
4. Greek Tzatiki
5. Black Kalamata Tapenade
6. Home made Ali Oli with Garlic
7. Indian Raita
8. Indian Mango Chutney
9. Beet or other vegetable of choice Skordalia
10. an International Cheese Platter
11. Home made Ricotta
12. Basil, Pinenut, Garlic and Evoo Ligurian Pesto

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #14
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What about 'Tangy Bean Dip'.

Whizz up the following ingredients to make it.
Any kind of beans.
Lemon juice
A few fresh garlic cloves
Pinch of salt
Black pepper corns if you have them.
Plain yoghurt
Green onions, if you have them
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #15
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I realize that pita chips are associated with Mediterranean cooking. But think outside the box. Use them in place of corn chips and look toward Tex-Mex dips. Or use corn chips with Mediterranean dips. Mix it up a bit. The flavor of the corn chips is just another layer of flavor to the dip.
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This is a great dip/spread (I add more chili powder and hot sauce, double the green chiles, and use all extra sharp cheddar):
GREEN CHILE CHEESE SPREAD
Three-Cheese Green Chile Spread Recipe - Food.com - 19079
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Ive always loved a nice tapenade on pita chips, or tzatziki. But then again I love tzatziki on ANYTHING..even been tempted to dip my sweetie in some, although I think he might object! Did I just get off subject?! oops
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #18
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warm, spinach artichoke dip is great with pita chips.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #20
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Easy spicy dip
1 cup cream cheese with 1/2 tea. cayenne pepper, or more it's up to you how your tongue will hold up 1tab.Worcestershire sauce,chopped chives to taste.salt and pepper,1 tea. curry powder Mix well serve with pita's or chips of choice. Makes one bowl
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