More recipe testing for Dreena! This time I made a couple of dips for a potluck birthday party we had at work for Trish. It was supposed to be a surprise so there was lots of back-room planning and sneaking around, but we pulled it off. I think she was really happy with what we did.
I wanted to test out these two recipes because they sounded so darn good. Again, Dreena didn't disappoint. First we have Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus.
The flecks of colour made it very attractive and appealing.
The other dip/spread is White Bean with Fresh Thyme and Basil.
It was also very attractive looking with the green bits all through it.
Jim and I taste tested first at home. He said they were both good, but liked the flavour of the White Bean better. I also thought they were both delicious, but I prefered the Hummus. I'm a lover of sun-dried tomatoes, so that may have helped to sway my opinion.
I made these the night before the party and they took no time at all. I refrigerated them over night and we didn't have the party until the afternoon and they still kept their vibrant colours and wonderful flavours. When I told everyone there that I was recipe testing, they were very keen to try these. I served the dips with some white and whole wheat pita bread I had cut into triangles and a couple of different kinds of crackers. Preferences were split about 50/50 with everyone liking what they tasted and taking more. Trish even asked to take some home for Alain because he "loves that kind of stuff."
So I guess when the book comes out, you'll just have to make both and decide for yourself!