Dips & Spreads

  • Dips & Spreads

    Miso Mayo Dip

    This dip is good with anything, but I like to eat this dip with Vegetables such as Cucumber, Daikon, Carrot, Broccoli and Cauliflower. Absolutely easy to make and everyone loves it. This Dip is quite salty and you don’t need to make a lot of it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon Miso *I used …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads

    Kinako Butter

    If you can’t eat Peanut Butter or other nut spread because of allergy, this might be a good alternative. If you are interested in health benefit of Soy Beans, you should try it. ‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. It is very popular in Japan, and used for many dishes, especially sweets. Most …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads Vegetables

    Edamame & Watercress Dip

    I have introduced my ‘Edamame & Cream Cheese Dip’ and ‘Edamame & Avocado Dip’ recipes on this website. Those dips are delicious but I always thought something tangy would be nice in Edamame Dip. On the other day, when I was washing Watercress for salad, I thought the very peppery flavour of Watercress, which I …

  • Dips & Spreads Vegetables

    Spinach Dip

    Dips are very popular in Melbourne. I see a huge variety of dips in supermarkets. One day I bought Spinach Dip, which was OK but not great. I bought a different brand’s one. It was not good at all. ‘The spinach and ricotta mixture that I make for cannelloni dish tastes much better than those …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads

    Butter Bean Spreads

    I often use sweetened butter bean paste for making Japanese sweets, but my husband is not a big fan of sweetened beans. He doesn’t eat even ‘Azuki’ Red Bean paste which is an essential ingredient for Asian sweets. I realised that the sweetness and the flavour of beans are not a good mix for some …

  • Dips & Spreads Vegetables

    Guacamole

    This is one of my favourite dips and bread spreads. It is so tasty and refreshing. ‘Guacamole’ is traditionally made by mashing Avocado(s) and Salt, but you can find so many different recipes these days. Many of them require Coriander, which my husband and son hate. They are genetic Coriander haters. They just can’t identify …

  • Dips & Spreads Mushrooms

    Mushroom & Onion Dip

    As I have seen a bigger variety of & more creative dips at stores, I simply thought I could make my own dips by blending whatever I like. Here is another one. I sautéed Onion, Garlic and Mushrooms with my favourite herb ‘Thyme’, and blended into paste. All mushroom lovers should try this!!! Ingredients Onion …

  • Dips & Spreads Fish

    Smoked Salmon Dip

    Dips are very popular in Australia. You can purchase a variety of dips these days, but the home-made dips are the best. Do you know that dips are quite easy to make? My ‘Tuna & Cream Cheese Dip’ is very popular with my family and friends, and this ‘Smoked Salmon Dip’ is another popular dip. …