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Simple Vegetable Dips

Simple Homemade Vegetable Dips recipes by SeasonWithSpice.com
“In 2012, I want to eat healthier foods.  I want to prepare more meals at home.  I want to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.”

Just a few of your answers to the question we posed last week regarding food-related resolutions for 2012.  Easier said than done, right?  But more than reasonable with a little planning each week, and a little fun.

Spicy honey mustard dips and Dill dip by SeasonWithSpice.com

The best way to enjoy your daily dose of fresh vegetables with no fuss?  Dip them!

I love serving up a good mix of raw vegetables with simple, homemade dips that are absolutely delicious.  Just start with the wonderfully sweet flavor of honey and go from there.  Honey is a healthy and dynamic ingredient that complements and enhances a variety of dips.  Helping all of us keep to our resolution long past January.

I’m sharing three easy recipes here – a honey mustard in its simplest form (my favorite), a spicy honey whole grain Dijon mustard blend, and a quick dill dip to balance out the sweetness.  Try them all, have fun, and I wish every one of you success with your journey to a more healthy eating lifestyle in the New Year! 

Easy Vegetable Dips by SeasonWithSpice.com

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Simple Vegetable Dip recipes by Season with Spice

A. Easy Honey Mustard Dip
- Mix together 1 part honey with 2 parts French mustard, and top with freshly ground black pepper.

B. Spicy Honey Whole-Grain Mustard Dip
- Whisk the following ingredients together, then taste and make adjustments if necessary:

1/4 cup Greek-style plain yogurt or mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 tablespoon raw honey
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper or Ground Chipotle
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

C. Addicting Dill Dip
- Mix the following ingredients together, then taste and make adjustments if necessary:

1/4 cup Greek-style plain yogurt or sour cream
1 tbsp Dried Dill Weed
1 tsp Ground Yellow Mustard
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
A squeeze of lemon juice

1. Serve the dips with raw vegetables such as cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, bell pepper, cherry tomato, radish, etc.
2. You can also use the honey mustard dips as a salad dressing or as a sauce for sandwiches.