Tangy Minty Dip


Today Sunshine & Smile completed 1 month:) I know that its too early to celebrate, but I couldn’t stop mentioning it! The last one month was super fun, my cooking craziness was at the heights, got addicted to blog hopping, met new bloggers, shared 30 recipes and started our Project 52. My blogger friend featured one of my dish in her blog. Thank you all my friends for motivating me!

If you have read my last post, you will know that I am currently participating in  The 10 with 5 Challenge and hence, for the next 10 days, I will be posting only those dishes where I have used 5 or less than 5 ingredients. I am not sure if I can really do this, but I still want to give it a try. The main problem is that I have to cut down on the spices and if you are an Indian, you will know that it’s a little tough to cook without adding all the Indian Spices. But sometime ‘less is more’ and I am sure through this challenge, I will learn that concept.

Today’s dish is a very simple dip recipe that can go with any chips or deep fried small bite or even with dumplings.

I am also sharing this recipe with what’s cooking Wednesday, Hearth and Soul Hop-Volume 33!

Recipe # 2 for ‘ The 10 with 5 Challenge’


Tangy Minty Dip


  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 10 to 12 mint leaves
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • salt (not counted as part of ingredient)
  • pepper (not counted as part of ingredient)


  1. In a food processor, add all the ingredients and grate it to form a nice thick dip sauce

I served it with Tortilla chips and the tangy taste added the flavor to the chips!

Did you enjoy this Tangy Minty Dip? Share your creation by tagging @playfulcooking on Instagram with the #playfulcooking and I will re-share in my story!

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  • lauren
    February 2, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    tomato and mint go surprisingly well together — when I worked on a farm this past summer I’d put a mint leaf on slices of tomato — the italian in me wanted to put basil on the tomato, but my taste buds loved the mint. Sounds perfect with chips!

  • karen
    February 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    I love kids they are soooo much fun. I am sharing pictures tomorrow of what we did today. Check out my post tomorrow!

  • Elyse
    February 2, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Congrats on completing a month of blogging! I absolutely love mint so am looking forward to trying this recipe.

  • yummychunklet
    February 2, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Congrats on your award! This dip looks delicious!

  • Krithi
    February 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Congrats on your completing a month.. This tangy dip looks so good..


  • Mary
    February 2, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    It’s nice to have the first month under your belt. I hope we’ll be here to help celebrate your first year as well. You asked about all the chocolate being featured on my blog this week. In anticipation of Valentine’s Day I am having a chocolate extravaganza week. It will continue through Saturday. I have done this with other ingredients in the past and it has worked well for me and my readers. This will return to normal on Sunday. Have a great evening. Blessings…Mary

  • Aipi
    February 2, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Congrats on your milestone dear..wish you many many more to come..the dip looks positively yum..Love to have some chips right away 🙂 🙂

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  • Kate @ Diethood.com
    Kate @ Diethood.com
    February 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Cooking Indian with less than 5 spices?! That’s challenging! Good thing that salt & pepper are not counted! 🙂

    The dip looks amazing – I especially like that it’s tomato-based.

  • 5 Star Foodie
    5 Star Foodie
    February 2, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    A great dip, I love the refreshing minty flavor here!

  • briarrose
    February 2, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Simple, tasty dip. Beautiful color.

    Sounds like a great month to celebrate. 🙂 Keep up the wonderful work.

  • Tahemeem
    February 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Yummy and tangy dip.. would love to have some with tortilla chips..
    making this with 5 ingredients is very challenging.. and congratulations for completing a month 🙂
    hey thanks a lot for stopping by my blog and ur support 🙂

  • rachu
    February 2, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Great blog here.. Nice presentation and recipes.. Good going..


  • Trish
    February 2, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Yum, this dip looks and sounds fabulous. I love all the flavors. Nice and minty. Happy 1-month. Your blog looks great.

  • Sunanda
    February 5, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    First time to your blog… you got a nice collection of recipe in this short span of time.. cobgrats!!gr8 going

  • Christy
    February 7, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    What a lovely blog you have! You have really jumped right in. I giggled at myself because I mentally counted your ingredients and was glad salt and pepper don’t count. In my opinion any spice shouldn’t count – but I didn’t make the rules! LOL What a great little dish, a wonderful change from salsa! I am late but thanks for linking this to the hearth and soul hop!

  • dan
    February 8, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    interesting idea for a dip – I wonder how it would taste warm as well.