Citrus dip is a dipping sauce made using the juice of the citrus fruits like lemon or orange, along with yoghurt, eggs or whipped cream and lemon or orange rind. The dip enhances the taste and appeal of any fresh fruit platter.
Citrus Dip Preparation Overview
The citrus dip recipe shows wide variations, and each recipe makes use of different types of ingredients. While lemon or orange juice are common to all, other ingredients may include yoghurt, eggs or whipped cream. Balsamic vinegar and olive oil is used in some recipes, and lemon zest or orange zest is a usual addition to the dip. Lemon or orange zest is used in grated form in the dish. Salt and pepper are added to taste.
Method of Preparation
The dip is prepared by simply mixing together all the ingredients. Some recipes suggest heating the ingredients together.
The dip is served chilled with fresh fruits like raspberries, strawberries, apples and bananas. It is placed in a small bowl in the midst of a fruit platter, beautifully surrounded by colorful fruits.
Citrus Dip Recipe Variations
- One version of the dip is made by mixing together orange juice, lemon juice, grated lemon zest and orange zest, sugar and egg. The ingredients are mixed over low heat till thickened. This mixture is then, cooled and mixed into whipped cream and refrigerated. It is served chilled.
- Another recipe suggests simply combining lemon or orange yoghurt and vanilla extract. The dip is served with fresh fruits.
- A white bean citrus dip is made by pureeing together white beans, orange juice concentrate, sour cream, chipotle puree, lime juice, grated orange zest and salt. Diced white onions and chopped cilantro are mixed well into the puree.
- An Asian citrus soy dipping sauce is made with soy sauce, finely grated fresh ginger, dark brown sugar, sesame oil, lemon juice and lemon zest. The dip is prepared by mixing well all the ingredients till the sugar dissolves. It is served with Jiaozi, which are Chinese dumplings with vegetable and/or meat fillings.