Sunday, January 16, 2011

Eatting Carrots

I've been eating too much wheat products lately and I was craving something fresh. Not interested in a salad I thought I'd try making a dip out of my veggies. I took a fat carrot and sliced it thinly on the diagonal for my "chips". I wasn't sure how I wanted the dip spiced so I decided to make it first, see how it tasted and then add spices. I liked it so much how it was that I didn't add anything else.

Fresh Dip

2 dl unsalted mixed nuts (I used raw)
½ red pepper, cut in chunks
1 avocado, cut in chunks
1 large mushroom, cut in chunks
1 tomato, cut in chunks
1 tsp lemon juice, or to taste
salt and pepper, to taste

Process nuts in a food processor until small bits. Add rest of ingredients and process until the consistency is to your liking. Serve with carrot chips.

I've been tempted to make carrot squares for a while now as I haven't made them in many years. I seldom frost things unless it is a birthday cake. I thought I'd make the cream cheese frosting to go with it as I've never made it. I licked the beater and didn't like it at all. But I frosted the carrot squares with it and hoped for the best. I was really surprised that once the frosting was on the squares it didn't taste cheesy at all.

1 comment:

  1. I tried your dip ~ I used more avocados because I had 3 ripe ones (also added a little garlic) ~ it turned out delicious!