Tuesday, April 16, 2013

cilantro, ginger & garlic dip

i have been on an asian food kick lately...lots of stir-frys and marinades using soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil.  today's recipe uses these ingredients as well as cilantro, ginger, garlic and a pinch of  red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.  perfect as a dip for fresh vegetables, pita chips or shrimp.  actually, wonderful topping any type of fish or roast/poached chicken.

this is no-cook week at  food network's "sensational sides mixed with spring produce fest" , the perfect time to share this recipe.  i like it because it is packed with flavor, takes literally minutes to make and is sophisticated enough to serve for company, but "down homey" enough for a casual weeknight dinner.  i am making a vegetable stir-fry tonight accompanied by fresh shrimp and this dip.  wanna come over?

cilantro, ginger & garlic dip
(adapted from martha stewart living magazine)
2 bunches cilantro, including the tender stems
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp tamari soy sauce
3 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp hoisin sauce
pinch red pepper flakes
sea salt

add all ingredients except salt to bowl of food processor.  pulse until smooth.  taste and season to taste with salt.  


it is "no-cook" week at food network's "sensational sides mixed with spring produce". check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends: 

Jeanette's Healthy Living: Mixed Fish Poke Tower
Feed Me Phoebe: Smoked Tofu Summer Rolls
The Lemon Bowl: Asian Cabbage Slaw With Mint and Scallions The Cultural Dish: Caprese Salad
Cooking With Elise: Good for You Guacamole
Dishin & Dishes: Chicken Salad With Dried Cherries and Walnuts
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cilantro, Ginger and Garlic Dip
Red or Green?: Avocado and Three Chile Salsa
Weelicious: Avocado Honey Dip
Devour: No-Cook Kale Salad Recipes
Made By Michelle: Swiss Chard Pesto
The Sensitive Epicure: No-Cook Vietnamese Spring Rolls
FN Dish: Go Raw With Shaved Salads
Domesticate Me: Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

best,
diane
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