My friend introduced me to an amazing dip and I’ve become sorta addicted to it. She calls it The Sesame Dip of Goodness. It is. However, you probably wouldn’t give it a second look. It’s beige and a bit lumpy from the sesame seeds – it’s not vibrant or chic, and you might think it downright dowdy. The ingredient list is short and it doesn’t really hold many surprises. But somehow, together, everything works and becomes more than the sum of its ingredients. This dip is tangy and creamy and wonderful…and really freakin’ addicting.
When I recreated this for myself, I knew all the ingredients, but not the proportions, but I think I came up with a winner. I asked my friend if it would be okay to write about this dip on my blog, she gave her a-okay. She also told me that she got the recipe from a book called Entertaining Vegetarians which I’ve promptly put on hold at my local library. When I pick it up next week, I’ll see how my version compares with the original.
I’ve made this with both greek yogurt and the runnier plain no/low fat stuff and both work well here. I’ve only tried a 50/50 split between the mayo and the yogurt, but if you’re queasy about using mayonnaise, then I’m sure upping the yogurt content should be okay. This also makes an excellent salad dressing – just thin with a little lemon juice!
When my friend serves it at parties, she says that it’s one of the first thing that disappears once someone ventures for the first dip. I’m not surprised. And if her nearly-four year old daughter is any indication, this dip is super kid friendly too. It’s a great way to eat your raw veggies and I’ve noticed that now that this dip is in my regular rotation, I go through carrots and celery like a crazy person. Of course, other vegetables go well here, but carrots and celery are my serious faves.
elsewhere: Last week, I made a really tasty vegan coffee cake and you can find the recipe over at Poppytalk.
sesame dip of goodness
1/3 c plain yogurt (greek or the low fat kind works equally well)
1/3 c mayonnaise (I use the low fat stuff)
2 T soy sauce
1/4 c toasted sesame seeds
carrots, celery, snow peas, broccoli, mushrooms, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes or whatever vegetable captures your fancy
Add everything into a small mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Serve with raw vegetables.