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Top 3 Dips to Share

Top 3 Dips to Share

I love a relaxed evening with friends – the impromptu sort when you decide you really need a catch-up, so you throw a few nibbles together and chill a bottle of fizz.

One of the best sharing foods is dip.

I like to serve with a range of crudité (how virtuous we feel eating carrot and cucumber sticks!), breadsticks and some warm pitta triangles.


Here are the top 3 Dairy Diary dips of all time…




  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Suitable for vegetarians


  • Chickpeas 410g can, drained
  • Lemon 1, juice only
  • Garlic 3 cloves, peeled and crushed
  • Ground cumin ½ tsp
  • Ground coriander ½ tsp
  • Natural yogurt 150g (5oz)
  • Crunchy peanut butter 3 tbsp
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander 1 tbsp, optional


  1. Place chickpeas, lemon juice and garlic into a food processor and whizz to a coarse mixture.
  2. Tip mixture into a bowl and stir in cumin, coriander, yogurt and peanut butter and season to taste.
  3. Spoon into a serving bowl and chill until ready to serve. Drizzle with oil and garnish with coriander, if liked.



Stilton & Walnut Dip

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Suitable for vegetarians


  • Curd cheese or quark 150g (5oz)
  • Stilton cheese 150g (5oz), crumbled
  • Soured cream 150g (5oz)
  • Snipped chives 2 tbsp, plus extra to garnish
  • Chopped walnuts 50g (2oz), plus extra to garnish
  • Paprika to garnish


  1. Put cheeses and soured cream into a bowl and beat together until combined.
  2. Fold chives and walnuts into mixture and spoon into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with paprika, chives and walnuts and chill until required.



Hot Artichoke & Chive Dip

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Suitable for vegetarians


  • Artichoke hearts 390g can, drained
  • Parmesan cheese 75g (3oz), grated
  • Light mayonnaise 125ml (4fl oz)
  • Soured cream 125ml (4 fl oz)
  • Snipped chives to garnish, optional


  1. Place all ingredients except chives into a food processor and whizz until smooth. Season to taste.
  2. Spoon mixture into a saucepan and heat gently until hot but not boiling.
  3. Pour into a serving bowl, sprinkle with chives if you like, and serve immediately.






Recipe of the Week | Broccoli & Stilton Quiches

Broccoli & Stilton Quiches


This recipe is taken from our cookbook; Just for One or Two – see more about this brilliant book here.


Broccoli & Stilton Quiches

  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 303 per portion
Fat 20g (9g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing


  • Shortcrust pastry 150g (5oz)
  • Butter 15g (½oz)
  • Onion 1 small, peeled and chopped
  • Small broccoli florets 75g (3oz)
  • Stilton 50g (2oz), crumbled

When ready to cook: serves 2

  • Egg 1
  • Milk 100ml (3½fl oz)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Roll out the pastry and use to line four 10cm (4in) diameter flan tins.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onion and cook gently for 3–4 minutes until softened.
  3. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 2–3 minutes. Pour into a sieve, rinse under cold water and drain.
  4. Divide the onion, broccoli and Stilton between the four tins.

To serve now:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C /425°F/Gas 7. Mix together 1 egg and 100ml (3½fl oz) milk. Pour into two tins, season and mix gently. Place on a baking tray. Bake for 20–30 minutes until set and golden. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the tins. Serve warm.

To freeze:

  1. Wrap the assembled quiches in cling film and pack into a plastic container. Seal, label and use within 4 months.

To serve from the freezer:

  1. Unwrap two tins, and cook as above (adding egg and milk); there’s no need to defrost.

Cook’s tips
These can be cooked straight from the freezer, which is perfect for when you’re short of time. Simply add with the egg and milk before baking. If you have any egg and milk mixture left, mix with 1–2 tsp sugar and orange zest, pour into a ramekin and bake with the quiches for a scrumptious baked custard. If you don’t have individual flan tins you could use metal poachette rings set on a baking tray.

This recipe is taken from our cookbook; Just for One or Two – see more about this brilliant book here.

Recipe of the week: Raspberry Mango Stilton Salad

Raspberry Mango Stilton Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 279 per portion
Fat 21g (7.8g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians


  • Raspberry vinegar 6 tbsp
  • Olive oil 4 tbsp
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • Caster sugar 1 tsp
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Raspberries 250g (9oz)
  • Mango 1 peeled, stoned and cubed
  • Stilton cheese 110g (4oz), cubed
  • Salad leaves 150g bag


  1. To make the dressing, pour the raspberry vinegar and olive oil into a bowl and add the mustard, sugar and seasoning. Whisk the dressing to mix together the ingredients.
  2. Add half the raspberries to the bowl and use a fork to mash them slightly into the dressing. Stir the mango and cheese into the dressing.
  3. Divide the salad leaves between four plates. Spoon over the mango and cheese and scatter over the remaining raspberries, drizzling over any remaining dressing
  4. Serve immediately with some crusty bread to mop up the dressing.


Cook’s tip

If possible, choose a bag of salad that contains some shredded beetroot as the deep red colour looks good with the red raspberries and orange mango.


Recipe taken from Just One Pot.

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