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2 Scrumptious, Easy Gluten Free Recipes for Dips

Published 20 September, 2006

Here are a few gluten free recipes for dips, free to go with whatever you choose! I like to eat my dips with vegetable sticks or with gluten free tortillas. If you're feeling a bit fancy, you can use whole baby sweetcorn, mange touts or sugar snap peas as tasty dippers.

When I was pregnant, I spent a lot of time staring into the fridge looking for something quick and tasty to snack on (which I did about 8 times a day, putting on more than a third of my body weight.... which thankfully, I've now lost again!!). Dips and dippers are great to have in the fridge for pregnant ladies, hungry kids and fellow fridge-mates alike.

1. Gluten Free Recipe for Dips - Tomato and Kidney Bean Salsa

2 x 400g tin of tomatoes
1 x 400g tin of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
olive oil
1 bunch of fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped
Juice and zest of 1 lime
Seasoning

Saute the garlic, onion and chilli on a low heat for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer for 10-15 minutes, until it is darker red, thicker and tastes sweeter. Mash up the kidney beans and add to the cooked tomato mix. Add the coriander (cilantro), and lime, then season to taste. I much prefer this cooked tomato salsa to the raw ones, as it sticks to the dip better and is much sweeter.

This dip can be served at room temperature (but don't leave it out all day unless you want to cultivate some bacteria!). This makes a decent amount of dip, so freeze what you don't use straight away. Also makes a great accompaniement to fish, burgers, or pitta breads.

2. Gluten Free Recipe for Dips - Avocado Guacamole

2 or 3 ripe avocadoes
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
bunch of fresh coriander (cilantro)
optional - fresh red chilli, finely chopped, or dried chilli flakes.
juice of 1 lime
seasoning

Peel and destone the avocado, then mash the green flesh in a large bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. If you like a hot dip, then add either fresh or dried chilli to suit your tastebuds, and mix in well! Taste and add seasoning appropriately.

These gluten free recipes for dips can be adapted to suit your tastes. Some people like hot dips, some don't, especially kids. If you prefer things sweeter, you may want to add a small amount of sugar. Some people aren't keen on the after effects of eating raw garlic and onion, so you may want to lightly fry and cool them in the second gluten free recipe for dips. However you choose it, enjoy!

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