Compliment the Belgian Endive
BC Belgian Endive Served with a Duo of Dips and Flatbread - Episode #1
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Chef Ned Bell creates the dips that dance together-- fire-hot roasted red pepper hummus and a Mediterranean favourite: yogurt based, cucumber tzatziki. The dips are served with local BC Belgian Endive spears, but any flatbread, naan or pita are excellent substitutes.

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Ingredients

  1. BC Belgian Endive (2 white heads and 1 red head, sliced lengthwise)
  2. Whole wheat flatbread or pita bread (2/10 inch thick)

 

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  1. Chick peas ( 2 cups, canned and drained)
  2. Roasted red peppers (1 cup, drained)
  3. Extra virgin olive oil (1/4 cup)
  4. Lemon (1/8 cup, freshly squeezed juice) 
  5. Chives (1/2 cup, chopped)

 

Spicy Cucumber Yogurt Dip

  1. Plain yogurt (2 cups)
  2. English cucumber (2 cups, seeded and grated)
  3. Tabasco Sauce
  4. Lemon juice (1/2 a lemon, freshly squeezed)
  5. Bottle of Balsamic Glaze (purchased at any specialty store)
  6. Olives (green or multicoloured, ½ cup)
  7. Sea salt
  8. Cracked black pepper

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  • Preparation

    Hummus Dip

    In a table top mixer, puree the chick peas, roasted red peppers, olive oil, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

    Cucumber Yogurt Dip

    In a stainless steel bowl, mix the yogurt with the cucumber. Season with salt, cracked pepper, and lemon juice.  To add a kick, add a dash of Tabasco Sauce. Add a few drizzles of the balsamic glaze.

     

    Toast flatbread and cut into triangles. Trim and separate the endive leaves. Place both dips in separate bowls in the center of a platter and garnish with chives. Add olives to the yogurt dip. Alternative the flatbread triangles and endive leaves around the bowls.

    ready to serve

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