One of my favourite parts of summer is entertaining family and friends on my back patio in the sunshine!   When you’re having people over, whether it’s a planned event or something quickly thrown together, you’ll want to have a few great things on hand. Here are some of my favourites to always have around:

  • Low FODMAP crackers (like Mary’s Originals)
  • Blocks of old cheddar or gouda
  • Fennel salami (with no low FODMAP ingredients)
  • Green or black olives
  • Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe or other in-season low FODMAP fruit
  • Dairy-free ice cream, like the brands featured in Beat the Heat with Low FODMAP Cool Treats
  • AND a vegetable dip is a key element!

However, if you’re suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), it can be near impossible  to find a vegetable dip that is made with Low FODMAP ingredients to save you from digestive distress.  Not to worry! My team has put together a quick and flavourful Low FODMAP Vegetable Dip recipe for your patio parties and that you can use year round!

Pair this dip with low FODMAP vegetables like carrots, cucumber and cherry tomatoes!

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Low FODMAP Recipe: Vegetable Dip

Makes: 1 ½ cups

Time: 5 minutes prep

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup lactose-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 large cucumber, peeled
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Grate the peeled cucumber into the centre of a cheesecloth or paper towel, then wrap it up and place it into a sieve.  Squeeze the cloth and let sit for 10 minutes to allow water to drain from cucumber.

In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt, cucumber, dill, and lemon juice. Add the cucumber and salt and pepper to taste.

Prepare ahead of time and chill in the fridge so all the flavours can mix together.  This dip will stay fresh if wrapped up and refrigerated for about 2 to 3 days.

 

If you’re entertaining friends for lunch or dinner, pair some veggies and dip with my Beef Burgers and Quinoa salad for a perfect meal!

The first step if you’re looking to improve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or another digestive disorder or disease, is to understand more about the Low FODMAP diet and if it can help. Download my free eBook to help you better understand this diet and get started implementing simple steps to get rid of symptoms like gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea or constipation related to IBS. Click here to get a copy emailed to you right away.

 

Much love and good eating,

Stephanie and the Team

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