Use dips as an alternative to mayonnaise, soured cream or oily dressings in salads. Try some of the following ideas: Potato salad: mix boiled new potatoes in their skins with sliced spring onions and sour cream and chive dip, Coleslaw: mix shredded carrot, cabbage and onion with garlic and onion dip, Mixed salad: simply top with a dollop of onion and garlic dip, Rice salad: mix cooked brown rice with kidney beans, sliced spring onions and halved cherry tomatoes with guacamole, Pasta salad: Mix cooked wholewheat pasta with tuna, sweetcorn and salsa, Greek salad: mix chopped green peppers, tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and olives with tzatziki, Caesar-style salad: mix cos lettuce with grilled chicken, croutons and cheese and chive dip.
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Everyone loves fresh dips... They’re a great way to start an evening and also popular as a quick and easy Sunday teatime family snack. But there’s so much more you can do with dips than just dipping You can spread them into sandwiches as a tastier alternative to butter or mayonnaise, dollop them onto jacket potatoes, stir into mashed potato or serve on the side with grilled fish or chicken - a great way to use up any left overs.
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