Chef’s Corner Recipes – week 1

This first week in Chef’s Corner we made simple dips.  They were a huge hit and are super easy to make.

Fresh Tomato SalsaIMG_2845

Ingredients:

·3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
·2 small cloves garlic, minced
·3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, chopped
·2 hot chile peppers, Serrano or Jalapeno, finely chopped
·2 to 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
·1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
·salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Combine onions and garlic with chopped tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours to blend flavors.  Makes about 2 cups of salsa.  Serve with tortilla chips.

White Bean DipIMG_2847

Ingredients:
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil, plus 4 tablespoons
1/4 cup (loosely packed) fresh Italian parsley leaves
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Place the beans, garlic, lemon juice, 1/3 cup olive oil, and parsley in the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is either coarsely chopped or you can puree further.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer the bean puree to a small bowl and serve with pita or tortilla chips.  You can also use it as a spread for a veggie sandwich!

Our Super Choice campers also made a sweet dip, used for dipping fresh fruit.  We dipped apples and graham crackers!

Sweet Fruit Dip

1 – 18 oz container of fluff – large plastic container w/ red lid

1 – 8 oz pkg of cream cheese

1 tsp Almond or Vanilla extract (you could even use lemon or other extract)

Blend in the food processor.  Serve with fruit or anything that needs a sweet dip!

If you want a smaller batch – use the small jar of fluff & 1/2 pkg cream cheese & 1/2 tsp extract.

Sorry there is no picture of this dip!

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3 Responses to Chef’s Corner Recipes – week 1

  1. Pingback: Chef’s Corner Recipes – week 2 | Camp Riverbend

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  3. Camp Riverbend says:

    Reblogged this on Camp Riverbend and commented:

    Need some quick dips for your holiday weekend? Here are some that the kids can help you with! Salsa, white bean dip, and a sweet fruit dip are easy and perfect for this time of year.

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