Dips and sauces have always added a festive quality to ordinary foods, and never is that more obvious than when you serve a camping meal. It can make kids eat more veggies, moisten food that has become a little dry with campfire grilling, and add pow to bland, store-bought prepared foods. Check out these camping kings:
- 500 ml container plain yogurt of your choice
- 1 large cucumber
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 1 lemon
- excellent-quality olive oil
- salt & pepper
Go-To Camping Dip:
The number of ways you can change this dip are endless. Add crumbled feta, or your favorite flavorings, maybe some salmon; substitute the sour cream for yogurt, throw in a finely chopped herb like dill or parsley–it’s versatility is as limitless as your imagination! Can be made at home or at the campsite.
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1-8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together, using a fork if at campsite (it is very important to make sure cream cheese is soft). Let sit for at least fifteen minutes, to let flavors marry.
Amazing Lemony Tartar Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely diced pickles (we use garlic dill pickles)
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh dill
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mix together and let sit for a half hour for the flavors to blend. A great solution for when you forget the store-bought stuff.