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Old 06-14-2008, 06:39 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, 06:44 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, 08:52 PM   #3
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Guacamole -- YUM!! Good with any type of chip!!!!
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:46 PM   #4
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Tzatziki is great with pita chips.
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:09 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, 11:09 PM   #6
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baba ganouj. I love this stuff.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:13 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, 11:48 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 06-15-2008, 12:25 AM   #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, 12:52 PM   #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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