Monday, January 7, 2013

Zucchini dip



1/2 cup olive oil

1 kg sliced zucchini

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 teaspoon coriander seeds, coarsely crushed

Salt and black pepper

Juice of 1/2 lemon


Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large saucepan at a moderate heat. Tip in zucchini, garlic and coriander seeds. Lower heat,cover and cook for about 20 minutes, or until tender.
Blend in a processor(I used a stick blender) until chunky, add lemon juice, salt and pepper and gradually add oil and process until smooth or desired consistency.


I just happened to have a coriander plant going to seed in the garden. If you don't have the seeds, don't worry, don't add them. Consider using parmesan cheese or a fresh herb like basil or mint in the final process.

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11 comments:

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    1. It is rather good, and a good excuse to use the zucchinis coming out my ears!

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  2. I'm going to try these, I'm sort of on a help kick at mo! I know No.3 might also eat it, he's not fussy (yet). Thanks for linky link Alicia - Happy Monday :)

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    1. Not a prob, happy Monday to you too :)

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  3. I've never had any luck growing zucchinis :-(

    BTW I've been looking for a Monday linkup, so glad to have found yours!

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    1. I have one plant, but My mum keeps giving me hers! Very cool to have you link up.

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  4. Yum that dip looks fantastic!! I cannot believe I did not have an open slather post for today so I am sharing my one from yesterday!!
    I will be back tomorrow to read the others linked up!!

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    1. Thanks for linking, it doesn't have to be a post from today. I know how hard it is to keep up with posts, especially with two kids running around!

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  5. Alicia, that looks so healthy. I love zucchini and coriander. I haven't ever used the seeds though. I guess they crush up when you put the mixture in a blender...As a resident of a large metropolitan city, I am COMPLETELY jealous that you "just happened to have a coriander plant" in your garden! That is so awesome!!

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  6. Hi Alicia!! Nice to meet you! Just found that you have a blog party on Monday and I've linked up my 2013 Bucket List :))

    I'm now following through GFC and G+!!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks so light and refreshing for summer, I've never thought to use zucchini for dip before.

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