Category Archives: dill

Supposed to be Grape’s Honey Dill Dip

This sauce is very close to the original that is made at Grape’s. This recipe is taken from Winnipeg Free Press Recipe Swap Favourites by Ilana Simon.  

2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup honey
1/4 tsp dill (or more to taste)

1.  Mix together and chill.  Serve with raw vegetables or appetizer sized chicken fingers. 

Herbed Cauliflower or Broccoli Soup

A great way for the kids to eat their vegetables! I used cauliflower. This recipe was taken from The New Food Processor Bible by Norene Gilletz.

2 cloves garlic
2 medium onions, cut in chunks
1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
2 medium carrots, cut in chunks (about 1 cup)
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks (about 2 cups)
1 head cauliflower or 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets (about 8 cups)
6 cups vegetable broth (or 6 cups water plus 2 tbsp instant pareve chicken soup mix)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp fresh parsley
2 tbsp fresh dill
2 tbsp fresh basil

1. STEEL BLADE: Drop garlic through feed tube while machine is running; process until minced. Add onions and process with 3 or 4 quick on/offs, until coarsely chopped.
2. Heat oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions and sauté for 5 minutes, until golden. Add carrots, potatoes and cauliflower or broccoli to pot. Add broth; it should barely cover the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover partially and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Remove solids with a slotted spoon and process in batches on the STEEL BLADE together with parsley, dill and basil.

Dill and Parmesan Tomatoes

I make this as a side dish to almost anything. This recipe is taken from The Best of Bridge series – The Rest of the Best and more. I use 3 large tomatoes or 4 medium sized tomatoes.

3 medium tomatoes
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp fresh chopped dill or 1/2 tsp dried dill
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Cut each tomato into 4 slices and place on a cookie sheet. Melt butter, add bread crumbs, dill, salt, pepper and cheese. Stir together and spoon crumb mixture into tomato slices. Place in cold oven under broiler (not too close) and turn on broiler. Broil until crust turns golden – about 5 minutes. Serves 6

The Best Chicken Soup

This recipe is taken from “MealLeaniYumm!” by Norene Gilletz. The only chicken soup I make.

3 lb chicken, cut up
8 cups water (approx.)
Salt, to taste
1/2 tsp pepper
7 to 8 carrots
4 stalks celery
2 onions cut in quarters
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup fresh dill sprigs (do not chop)

1. Trim excess fat from chicken. Place chicken in a narrow, deep soup pot. Add water. (it should cover the chicken completely). Add salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Remove scum completely. Add carrots, celery, and onions. Cover partially and simmer gently for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Add garlic and dill. Simmer soup 10 to 15 minutes longer. Adjust seasonings to taste.
2. Cool completely. Strain soup. Discard all veggies except the carrots. Refrigerate soup overnight. Discard hardened fat from surface of soup.
3. After the stock is made, I add in 1 cup of egg noodles.  I cut up the carrots that I saved from the stock as well as the chicken meat.  I add more salt and pepper to taste and add fresh dill. 

Salmon with Lemon, Dill and Arugula in Panini

I treated myself to this wonderful sandwich today at lunch. This recipe was taken from Food and Drink magazine (compliments of the LCBO) Autumn 2007.


2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp finely diced red or green onion
1 tsp drained and rinsed capers, chopped
160g can salmon, drained well
1 tbsp fresh dill
3 tbsp spreadable cream cheese
2 of your favorite buns such as panini or focaccia or 4 slices of sourdough
Arugula leaves

1. Place mayo, lemon juice, red onion, and capers in a bowl. Stir. Using a fork, mix in salmon.
2. In a separate bowl, stir dill into cream cheese. Slice buns in half horizontally. Spread bottom half of each with cream cheese. Top with salmon mixture then Arugula. Top with other half of buns to make sandwiches.

Balkan Cucumber Salad

A delicious, refreshing, very easy salad, made without oil. This recipe was taken from The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen.  I used a 1% yogurt but next time I make this I would use the full fat yogurt, as it got quite watery.  I also did not top with walnuts. A mandolin makes quick work of slicing the cucumber. 

1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
4 medium cucumbers (6 to 7 inches long)
1 tsp. salt
freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups yogurt
1 to 2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 to 2 tsp. honey (optional)
2 Tbs. freshly minced mint leaves (or 2 tsp. dried)
1/4 cup (packed) finely minced parsley
2 scallions, finely minced (greens included)
1 to 2 Tbs. freshly minced dill (or 1 to 2 tsp. dried)
1 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted

1. Soak onion in cold water for about 30 minutes while you get everything else ready.  Drain thoroughly and pat dry before adding to the salad.
2. Peel (unless they’re homegrown or unwaxed, in which case, don’t) the cucumbers, seed them, and cut them into thin rounds. Place them in a medium sized bowl.
3. Add remaining ingredients except walnuts, and mix well.  Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
4. Sprinkle the walnuts on top just before serving.
Makes 6 servings