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Bellaverde with three dips

Bellaverde with three dips

If you're throwing a party, impress your guests with some delicious home made dips and crunch bellaverde crudites

  • Preparation: 10 mins
  • Serves: 6

What you need:

  • 400g Bellaverde® broccoli

For the tzatziki:

  • 225g/8oz cucumber, washed
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 45ml/ 3 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 90ml/6tbsp thick Greek yogurt
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

    For the salsa:

  • 1 (400g) can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 45ml/3tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • juice 1/2 lime

    For the sour cream and chives:

  • 1 (200g) tub half fat creme fraiche
  • 50g/2oz Red Leicester or other red cheese, grated
  • 30ml/2tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper

What you do:

  1. Wash the bellaverde, trim the base of each spear and arrange on a platter.
  2. For the tzatziki: Cut the cucumber in half and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon and discard. Coarsely grate the cucumber and place in a bowl, add the garlic, mint, yogurt and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into a serving bowl.
  3. For the salsa: mix all the ingredients together and season. Spoon into a serving bowl.
  4. For the sour cream and chive dip: mix all the ingredients together and season. Spoon into a serving bowl. Arrange the three dip bowls in the centre of the bellaverde and serve.

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