Trio of spring onion dips

This tasty trio of dips all feature spring onions as the hero ingredient and are delicious served up with fresh crunchy crudités of celery and radishes.

Serves: 6 as an appetiser

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Spring onion, celery and Roquefort dip

Celery, spring onion and cheese are perfect partners – add sour cream into the mix and you’ve got one seriously tasty dip.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: n/a

You’ll need:

  • 3 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
  • 4 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 100g sour cream
  • 100g Roquefort, crumbled

What to do:

In a blender, finely chop the celery and spring onion, scrape down the sides then add the sour cream and cheese. Blend until combined but still with some texture. Chill to thicken.

Chef’s tip: Save the celery leaves for the Baba Ganoush below.

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Spring onion baba ganoush

Full of fresh flavours, this scrumptious dip is guaranteed to keep guests coming back for more.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: n/a

You’ll need:

  • 1 aubergine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 spring onions, finely diced
  • Celery leaves, a few reserved from the Roquefort dip, chopped
  • Salt (to season)

What to do:

Char the aubergine over a gas flame, use tongs to turn it until the skin is charred and peeling and the flesh is soft. Allow to cool then peel the skin under running water.

Mash the aubergine flesh in a bowl with the lemon juice, oil and tahini then stir through the spring onions and celery leaves. Season with salt.

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Beetroot, cumin & spring onion dip

Full of flavour thanks to the earthy beetroot and cumin, this colourful dip is sure to impress.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: n/a

You’ll need:

  • 250g traditional cooked beetroot, roughly chopped
  • 4 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 150ml plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt & pepper (to season)

What to do:

Put the beetroot, spring onions and garlic in a blender and chop finely. Add the yogurt, honey and ground cumin and blitz until smooth. Taste and season. Toast the cumin seeds in a pan for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Spoon the dip into a serving bowl and top with the toasted seeds.