Dips & Sips with Personal Chef Lisa - Recipe

Dips + Sips

Vibrant Dips And Refreshing Cocktails
With Chef Lisa
aka @dulce__de__lisa (on IG)


The Dip: Mediterranean Hummus


  • 1 Can Chickpeas (or any other bean you have on hand, white beans, black beans, kidney beans)
  • 1 Lemon, Juiced
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 t Tahini
  • 1/4 t Cumin
  • 1/4 t Coriander
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • Dash of Black Pepper
  • 1-2 T Olive Oil
  • A Little Water (as needed to puree the dip)
  • Handful of Fresh Cilantro or Parsley or Mint to Garnish

Optional Hummus Mix-ins: Sundried Tomatoes, Beet or Beet Juice, Spinach-Artichoke, Rasted Red Pepper, Jalapeno, Avocado, Carrot-Ginger, Kalamata Olives, Basil-Pine Nut

Optional Spices For Garnish: Sumac, Paprika, Za’atar


  1. In your blending device (Vitamix, food processor, blender) add all ingredients and blend until desired dip texture is achieved. 
  2. Add extra salt and spices if desired to taste. 
  3. Garnish your dip with fresh herbs, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Mediterranean spices. 
  4. Serve with your favorite dippable item of choice (veggie sticks, tortilla chips, bread, baguette or even just a spoon). 

Cheers to dippin’!


The Sip: Zesty Lemonade


  • 1-2 Lemons, Juiced (or Limes)
  • 1+ Cup of Water
  • 2+ T Something Sweet (Sugar, Agave, Honey, Coconut Sugar, Stevia)

Optional: Mint and citrus wedge


  1. In a pitcher, Juice your citrus and mix with water and sweetener. 
  2. Water down and sweeten until desired tangy-sweet combo is achieved. 
  3. Serve in a wine class. Garnish with fresh mint and a lemon (or lime) wedge. 
  4. If you want to get a little zestier, add a splash of your favorite adult beverage (vodka, gin, spiced rum, rosé or white wine).

Cheers to adding your own zest of life.

Personal Chef: Lisa Weintraub
Email: PlatesByLisa@gmail.com

Instagram: @dulce__de__lisa

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