Roasted Parsnip Hummus

Roasted Parsnip Hummus – Parsnip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

In my organic delivery box from Misfits Market, I received a lot of parsnips! Typically, when I make parsnips, I roast them along with other veggies. Parsnips are also delicious in soup recipes and as a substitute for mashed potatoes. But I wanted to experience parsnips in a different way this time, so I thought that incorporating the roasted parsnips within a hummus dip would make for an amazing Parsnip Recipe! Roasting parsnips brings out the sweetness in them, which brings a touch of sweetness to the Parsnip Recipe.  Pair this Parsnip Recipe with pretzels or tortilla chips as a healthy way to fulfill your sweet and salty craving!

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Roasted Parsnip Hummus

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Dip, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword Parsnip Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Roasting Phase Ingredients:

  • 5-6 cups parsnips peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (4 large parsnips)
  • 1 large red onion cut into chunks (peeled, cut in half, and then cut each half into about 4-6 pieces)
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1/2 teas black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Blender Phase Ingredients:

  • 1 ½- 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 15.5 oz can of chickpeas drained
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1/2 teas black pepper
  • 1 teas cumin
  • 1/2 teas hot smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teas sweet paprika
  • Juice of 2 large lemons or 4 small lemons
  • 1/2 teas crushed red peppers
  • 2 teas fresh thyme
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Feta Dip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

During a food prep Sunday, I made a bunch of Mediterranean tapas (salads, veggie dishes, dips/spreads, etc.). I also had some pita bread, so I wanted to make sure that my spread of food included some delicious dips. I love Feta and love the zestfulness/flavor of Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic), and wanted to use both up in a feta dip recipe. This feta dip recipe turned out amazing! It is lemony, creamy, dreamy, zesty and would certainly be a crowd pleaser!  I just love zesty dips! Dips are fun to eat, fun to bring to parties, fun to enjoy with a crowd, and even by yourself!  Make this feta dip recipe for your friends will watching a sports game, party, or you can even do what I did and make it during a food prep Sunday to enjoy all week!

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Dip, Mediterranean, vegetarian
Keyword Feta Dip Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz feta in brine (drained and cut into cubes)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 T Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic)
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teas lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients (except for parsley and toppings) in a food processor and process for a few minutes until smooth.

  2. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the parsley. 

  3. Optional: For serving, top with some parsley, Patty’s peppers, drizzle of olive oil. 

  4. You can serve this with pita bread, pita chips, bread, tortilla chips, potatoes, gyros, crackers. 

This feta dip recipe can be enjoyed with pita bread, pita chips, crusty bread, tortilla chips, potatoes, gyros, crackers, in sandwiches, on burgers, and probably much more!

Making this feta dip recipe is quick and simple, and low maintenance if you are bringing it / serving it at a party (since you do not need to heat it up or do anything further with it).

You could also make this on a food prep day and enjoy it all week long as I did along with several other Mediterranean tapas:

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Feta Dip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

For where you can get your Patty’s Peppers, visit and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Feta Dip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

Try my other recipes that include Patty’s Peppers: Broiled Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers, Instant Pot Collard Greens Risotto with Sweet Heat Peppers.

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Broiled Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Patty’s Peppers Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

There is a baked feta dish that is my favorite appetizer at a BYOB restaurant in Old City. But that restaurant took it off the menu and they only offer it as a special on occasion. Ever since they took it off the menu, I have been trying to recreate this appetizer on my own.  When making it, I typically would use pepperoncini peppers in it, as they do in the restaurant, but it never was quite the same as the version in the restaurant.

Recently, I got my hands on a jar of Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic), so I decided to include them in the recipe. My mind was totally blown with how great this Patty’s Peppers Recipe turned out! It had brought this dip to a whole new level! It is even so much better than the restaurant version! Make this Patty’s Peppers Recipe for your friends at a party – it won’t last long!, they will LOVE it! It didn’t last long at all in my house – it was finished in seconds – huge hit!

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers

Make this Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Peppers Recipe for your next party to impress – your friends will love it! 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Cheese, Comfort food, Dip, vegetarian
Keyword Dip, Patty’s Peppers Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz block of feta in brine (drained and cut into cubes)
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced (or 2 small cloves of garlic)
  • 2 T Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic)
  • 1 small tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Set oven to broil.

  2. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.

  3. Then transfer contents of the bowl to an oven safe small bowl (like a soufflé bowl or a bowl you would make French onion soup in).

  4. Put the bowl on top of a baking sheet (since the little bowl will be too hot to handle and in case of any overflow) and place in the oven to broil for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven, give it a good mix and put back in for 5 more minutes.

  6. Remove from oven, give it a good mix and put back in for 5 more minutes.

  7. Remove from oven, give it another good mix and it should be ready. If not, then put it back in for a few more minutes if needed.

  8. For serving, transfer the dip to another bowl since this bowl that has been broiled will be VERY hot (you don’t want to burn yourself or friends).

  9. Serve with pita bread, pita chips, bread, tortilla chips. 

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Patty’s Peppers Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

You can get your own jar of Patty’s Peppers on Amazon.

For where to get your Patty’s Peppers locally, visit and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

If you are in a dip making mood and want to try more dips, check out some of my other dip recipes: Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread; Roasted Zucchini Red Pepper Garlic Dip; Black Bean Hummus; Italian White Bean Hummus; Caramelized Onion Hummus, Roasted Summer Squash Pepper Dip.

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Roasted Summer Squash Pepper Dip

Roasted Summer Squash Pepper Dip – Roasted Veggie Dip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

Do you ever have a surplus of veggies that you are not sure what to do with before they go bad? My favorite way to use a surplus of veggies, is to roast them and then make a Roasted Veggie Dip Recipe! In one of my Mistfits Market boxes, I had received a lot of organic squash, zucchini and peppers, so I figured that it would be fun to turn all of those into an amazing Roasted Veggie Dip Recipe! This one may be my favorite yet!

Roasted Summer Squash Pepper Dip

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword Roasted Veggie Dip Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Roasting Phase Ingredients: • 3 small yellow squash peeled, cut in quarters longways and then cut in half (wide-wise) • 2 medium zucchinis peeled, cut in quarters longways and then cut in half (wide-wise)* • 1 red bell pepper cut in thick strips • 1 yellow bell pepper cut in thick strips • 6 cloves of garlic • 4 T olive oil • 1 teas salt • 1 teas black pepper

Blender Phase Ingredients: • 3 T tahini • Juice of 2 lemons (yielding 4 T lemon juice) • 1 T olive oil • ½ cup water • 1/2 teas salt • ½ teas black pepper • ½ teas crushed red pepper*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine zucchinis, squash peppers, garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Spread evenly the contents of mixing bowl in a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

  4. Place baking sheet in oven, cook for 20-35 minutes until the zucchinis and squash pieces are soft (depending on how large your zucchini / squash pieces are, cooking times may vary – you will know they are done when you can easily stick a fork into it).

  5. When cooking is done, remove pan from oven, and let cool for about 20 minutes.

  6. Place all Roasting phase and all blender phase ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

* Crushed red peppers give this dip a spicy kick. If you don’t like spicy, you can reduce the amount or omit.

I used the Vitamix to make this recipe. The Vitamix is perfect and amazing for making dips like this and hummus! If you don’t have a Vitamix, a regular blender or a large food processor should work just fine but you may have to blend a little longer than you would with the Vitamix.

You can serve with veggies, bread, pita chips, or use as a spread on a sandwich.

If you are in the mood to try another Roasted Veggie Dip Recipe, also check out:  Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread; Roasted Zucchini Red Pepper Garlic Dip

This is a perfect recipe to make ahead for weekday lunches and snacks, and also a perfect one to bring to a party (this tastes so good that your friends would never notice that it is healthy and plant-based)!

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