Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Chinese dumplings with tomatoes pasta sauce,avocado dip & homemade hummus dip

Three quick and easy healthy recipes:

1) Chinese dumplings with tomatoes pasta sauce

Ingredients: 8 Chinese dumplings (defrosted), 1 small Prego tomatoes, basil & garlic sauce, 2 cloves garlic (chopped), 1 onion (chopped), 1/2 bell pepper (chopped), few grinds of black pepper and a pinch of salt. 

Preparation: Heat some vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat. cook garlic in oil for 1 minute. Stir in onion and bell pepper, and cook until soft. Mix in Prego tomatoes, basil & garlic sauce and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add dumplings and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve warm.

2) Easy avocado dip  (Guacamole) 

Ingredient : 2 ripe avocados, 1  tomatoes (chopped), fresh cilantro (chopped), half lemon juice, few grinds of black pepper and a pinch of salt.   

Preparation: Peel and mash avocados in a serving bowl, stir in chopped tomatoes, fresh cilantro, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Chill for half and hour to blend flavors. Serve with tortilla chips, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and fruits  

3) Homemade hummus dip

Ingredient : 2  cloves garlic (chopped), 1 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas, 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste), half lemon juice, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt. 

Preparation: Put the above ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill for 1 hour. Serve with fresh tortilla chips and cherry tomatoes and fresh cut fruits    


  1. aww. thanks for dropping by my space and liking what I do.

    I'm such a fan of dips and can eat them as a meal! They look very healthy and nutritious to me.

  2. Thanks for your kind words Daphne.

  3. I like the fusion of Chinese dumplings in tomato pasta sauce