Pineapple, Oranges and Chili Dip with a hint of ginger

Side by side or miles apart, dear friends are always close to the heart.
– Unknown

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I only have a handful of friends who are so close to me that they know they can knock on my door anytime.   They are the kind of friends who are happy to be sitting at my kitchen table tasting my food and helping out with the chopping and cleaning if needed.  So when one of them called to say that she was coming round, I thought I would rustle up a quick snack.   I had some bread rolls left over so decided to use those to make bread pakoras.   P1190822-001I made this pineapple and Orange dip to go with the pakoras.  I used up what ever  ingredients I had in the fridge and the results were amazing.   The dip tastes hot, sweet and sour with a hint of ginger and goes perfectly with any dish.  My friend thought that they were perfect with these pakoras.

Ingredients for  1 cup of dip

  • 1 cup canned Pineapple chunks with half of the juice they come in
  • Freshly squeezed and strained Juice of 3 Oranges
  • 1 tbls sugar
  • 1 tbls freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 or two small chunks of fresh ginger ginger
  • 2 Fresh green chilies – sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Method:

1. Transfer the pineapple chunks with it’s juices, chilies, ginger into a saucepan.  Add the fresh orange juice, lemon juice, salt, chili powder and sugar and cook  until the pineapple goes soft. Keep stirring occasionally to ensure that nothing  sticks to bottom of the pan.

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2.  If for some reason, the juices look too dry, add some more orange juice or water.  Thankfully, mine cooked within 10-12 minutes and I did not have to add any more liquids.  When cooked  allow the mixture to cool slightly.

3.  Blitz the whole mixture using a  blender.  If you do not like hot food, remove the green chilies before blending the mixture.  Once blended, add a teaspoon of olive oil and stir it in. P1190835

4.  Allow the pineapple and orange dip to cool and serve with any pakoras.  P1190845

Note:  This dip can be made in bulk and stored in  sterilised bottles.

Do you have any quick and easy recipes you rustle up when your friends pop round?

  • This chutney looks really delicious and very very tasty.

  • Erica Price

    I love the sound of the pineapple and orange dip to go with the pakora.

  • This sounds really tasty and different I will have to give it a try 🙂

  • Carly Markham

    That looks and sounds lovely! I need to experiment with dips I think. They look so easy to make

  • oh this sounds unusual for the tastebuds of mine will be putting it on my list of to try foods , this pregnancy seems to have made me addicted to food and im eating everything lol x

  • Mayuri Patel

    that’s a very unusual dip. Must be tangy sweet and chilli all in one. Lovely preparation.

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    Now there are a bunch of ingredients I would never have thought of putting together. Looks and sounds really amazing.

  • Clare Mansell

    I love the look of these and I also love the thought of friends sitting round your kitchen table helping you prepare them. I always like to be doing something when I have guests over!

  • Ohhh yes would love this so much how yummy.

  • Catarina Alexon

    Looks and sounds like a yummy dip. Apart from pineapple that I would skip:-)

  • Shobha

    Nice and spicy dip.

  • mummyoftwo

    This sounds lovely. I never think of making my own dips or sauces

  • Oh this sounds like a really lovely dip, I could definitely imagine giving it a whirl. x

  • An interesting combination of ingredients. What are the pakoras? In the picture they look like deeo-fried pieces of bread.

  • Jen Walshaw

    I want to be your fiend. This sounds amazing

  • Erica

    I absolutely love pineapple anything. It is absolutely my favorite fruit. I don’t eat pakoras, but I’m sure this would be yummy with lots of things!

  • Mahal Hudson

    I always enjoy your blogs. It’s so colourful and clear with instructions. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kara

    This sounds gorgeous – I love the sound of all your recipes

  • This sounds so very tasty, i never think of rustling up dips i tend to buy but this has just shown me i ought to try!

  • Your recipe sounds great, I will have to try it. We normally have some home made She Devil sauce in the fridge waiting to be eaten 🙂

  • Beautyqueenuk

    This sounds amazing, I would have to not use ginger as i cant stand it, but otherwise definitely yummy x

  • Jacqueline Gum

    The sounds wonderful! I tend to buy dips rat5her than make them, but this looks easy!

  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    This woulds lovely (but without the chilli) 🙂 xx

  • Globalmouse

    Yum that looks lovely, tangy and spicy all in one – perfect!

  • Tim

    I am a big dip and salsa user. Slap in hummus or eat it with rice; makes no difference as long as they’re good. Have never made it myself but that’s not to say I won’t try one day. Yours look delicious.

  • Wow. I’d love to be able to just whip up something like that. It looks delicious

  • Safariontheblog

    Yummy food, looks lovely and delicious x

  • Sounds fresh and zingy – perfect now we are heading for warmer weather!

  • Beth – http://EncoreWomen.com

    Ohhhhh. That sounds soooo good. I’m going to make something like it – might not have the same exact ingredients.

  • William Rusho

    What a great little dish, I would of never thought of using those ingredients together. Thanks

  • Rose M Griffith

    Fun! Passing this recipe onto the cook in our house–my husband. Sounds tangy and a tad hot.

  • Susan P. Cooper

    This sounds great. I like the fruit and spiciness combined. Yum! Then I had to go back and look to see what pakoras were. What a great combination! 🙂

  • Mmmmm, sounds delicious and so easy too, love that it’s made from store cupboard ingredients

  • Fiver Feeds

    Interesting recipe. I also like those bowls you’ve being using lately, so cool 🙂

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