Pineapple Poppy Raspberry Dip

Healthy and versatile dip that would go well with fruits, veggies, or crackers.

Healthy and versatile dip that would go well with fruits, veggies, or crackers.

Ingredients

Directions

Ingredients
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup raspberries
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ tbsp. poppy seeds
1 tsp maple syrup
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black salt
½ tsp crushed black pepper

Instructions
In a food processor combine pineapple chunks and raspberries. Grind it smooth and strain in a fine mesh/strainer. (If it gets too thick to strain use few drops of water but make sure it’s not runny). Set it aside.
Heat oil in a nonstick sauce pan and add poppy seeds. Once they start to cook add the fruit puree to the pan. (Be careful while pouring the fruit puree into the pan as the bubbles will pop all over the kitchen. You may reduce the flame and cover immediately for it to settle and then again bring up the flame to medium level).
Add rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cover and boil for 2 minutes. (too much cooking not required).
Let it cool down to room temperature and serve this dip with your favorite crackers, chips or tortillas. Can be used as a chutney or a side item with your main course. (this dip also tastes great with fresh apples).

Pineapple Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pineapple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.