Chip dips for the Super Bowl | Chef Dez

By Chef Dez | Jan 27, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, and although I am not a big sports fan, one cannot help but be inundated by the media that game day is fast approaching.

Almost everyone loves dip with snacking chips, so I am giving you a couple of our favorite recipes.

The salsa is not officially a "dip" but it is still great and I wanted to give you a healthy option as well. Don't buy pre-made store bought dips and salsas when you can make your own much better. These are both best with tortilla chips, but you can choose your favorite dipper.

I hope these recipes will enhance your game watching enjoyment along with your other snacks and appetizers. I will, at least, be tuning in to watch the half-time show. Enjoy.

Artichoke & Asiago dip

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup drained, minced, and canned artichokes

1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese

1/2 to 1 garlic clove, crushed to a paste

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp liquid honey

1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika, optional

• Mix everything together and serve with crackers or tortilla chips.

Makes about two cups.

Fresh-cut salsa

By rinsing and draining the diced red onion, the onion flavor won't be overpowering, but will still provide nice color. Omit the seeds and white membrane from the jalapeno for a milder salsa.

3 large Roma tomatoes, diced small

1 small yellow bell pepper, diced small

1/2 of a long English cucumber, diced small

1 cup small diced red onion, rinsed and drained

1 jalapeno, diced very small

1 - 2 garlic cloves, crushed

Juice of 1 lime

1 tsp sugar

Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh chopped cilantro, to taste

• Mix everything together and enjoy.

Makes about four cups.

Chef Dez is a food columnist, culinary instructor and cookbook author. Visit him at www.chefdez.com.

Write to him at dez@chefdez.com or P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6R4.

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