Dipping Bowl | Summer Survival Recipes | Vegan, GF

Hi guys, today’s recipe is beyond basic, but that’s kind of the point. As I mentioned in my green bowl recipe, this heatwave as played havoc with my appetite and desire to cook. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be cooling down soon, so my next few recipes are all going to be quick, easy ‘summer survival’ posts. Meals that don’t take too long to cook or prepare, and I’m starting with this dipping bowl.  

This one is perfect for picking if you don’t want a full meal or you could bulk it up to make a full dish. I also thought this dish would be very barbecue friendly as well. All you have to do is chop a couple of things up and put them in the oven so there’s very little prep involved and you can customise it your own tastes too.  

I made mine with my red pepper dip, the recipe for which can be found here. But you could also swap that out for something like hummus or guacamole if you’d prefer.  

dipping bowl

This recipe includes cubes of potato for two reasons. The first being that I find it easier to eat when I don’t have an appetite if things are smaller (that could just be me). Secondly, it takes far less time to cook, so your oven isn’t making your house even hotter than it needs to be for too long. Of course, if you’d prefer to cut them into chips or wedges, that’s your choice.  

This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and nut free. 

Cook time: 35-40 minutes 


  • 1 large potato 
  • A pinch of chilli flakes 
  • ½ tsp garlic seasoning  
  • 1tsp mixed herbs 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Pepper to taste 
  • ½ tbsp sunflower oil 
  • Handful vegetable tortilla chips 
  • Vegetable sticks of choice (celery, carrots, peppers) 


  • Dip of choice  


  1. Preheat oven to 200°c and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Chop your potato into cubes while you’re waiting for it to heat up.  
  2. Add potato cubes to a large bowl with the oil, herbs and spices. Make sure the potatoes are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings. 
  3. Place potatoes on the lined baking tray and cook in the centre of the oven for approximately 35 minutes. When they’re cooked through and starting to crisp on the outside, remove from oven.  
  4. Meanwhile, chop your vegetables and prepare your dip of choice. I very strongly recommend that everyone tries the red pepper dip 
  5. Once potatoes are cooked, add all components to your bowl ready to serve.  

Serve and enjoy!  

dipping bowl

Until next time,  


To view my most recent summer friendly recipe, click here 

green goodness bowl



  1. 17th July 2018 / 8:01 pm

    That sounds like the perfect dip

    • Sophie
      18th July 2018 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you! It goes with just about everything! x

  2. 17th July 2018 / 8:05 pm

    great post! it’s been unbearably hot here in the U.S. as well! I’ll defenitly have to try out this recipe! sending lots of love xx

    ~Mich | simplymich.com

    • Sophie
      18th July 2018 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you! Urgh, tell me about it! I’m secretly hoping it cools off. Maybe not so secretly…Let me know if you try it! x

  3. 17th July 2018 / 8:05 pm

    This looks amazing- and it looks so quick and easy! I’m definitely gonna try it out- I’m on the look out for new recipes to try over the Summer!

    • Sophie
      18th July 2018 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you so much!! That’s so sweet of you! Let me know if you try something x

  4. 17th July 2018 / 8:12 pm

    This looks so yummy and something my fussy self would actually like! Thanks for sharing lovely I’ll definitely try this when I’m pushed for time or don’t have a big appetite!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

    • Sophie
      18th July 2018 / 11:57 pm

      YAY!! That’s a major achievement for me. Thank you! Let me know if you try it x

  5. 17th July 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Ooh this looks really tasty Sophie! I can imagine it would be a perfect dish at a BBQ. The little potato cubes are a great idea especially if you haven’t got much appetite and just want some snacky food. Thanks for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  6. 17th July 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds so delicious and is definitely something I’d try making! I adore dips of all kinds 🙂

  7. 17th July 2018 / 10:12 pm

    I’ve been struggling to come up with easy light dinners for in this heat and this sounds perfect. Think I’ll be trying this later in the week! Going to check out that red pepper dip now, sounds like something I’ll love.xx


  8. 17th July 2018 / 10:32 pm

    Like all your recipes, this looks utterly delicious, Sophie. I would never have thought of cubing my potatoes but that’s such a good idea. I think I’d have to swap the red pepper for hummus though, Flora refuses to eat red peppers yummy! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  9. 17th July 2018 / 10:38 pm

    Wonderful recipe. 🙂

  10. 18th July 2018 / 11:29 am

    Oh my god I would absolutely devour this! Anything that you can dip I’m all for and dips are my LIFE. I can’t eat anything without dipping it in something!

  11. 18th July 2018 / 5:14 pm

    It looks so delicious and sounds easy to prepare! Gotta try this! Oh can’t wait to taste it! Yum!

    Xoxo Babita


  12. 18th July 2018 / 5:54 pm

    This looks delicious! my mouth is watering just at the photos you’ve shared. Will definitely have a crack at trying to make this myself. Thanks for sharing Darling! xoxo

  13. 18th July 2018 / 8:09 pm

    This looks so yummy and something I’d definitely eat in this weather. As I said in a comment before I do really struggle to know what food I actually fancy in this heat and this looks perfect! Nibbles, dips and light picnic food are always my go to and I’m glad this is a more healthy alternative! That dip sounds scrumptious too.
    Alice Xx

  14. 18th July 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Love the look of this! And sounds so quick to make which makes my life so much easier!

  15. 18th July 2018 / 8:17 pm

    That looks delicious! And definitely perfect for the weather we’ve been having!

  16. 18th July 2018 / 8:33 pm

    This looks like such a nice little recipe to eat during the summer when, as you said, you don’t have as much of a desire to cook! I love the mix of oven roasted potatoes and then cold chopped vegetable sticks. Also gonna check out that recipe for red pepper dip because the photos look beautiful!

    Jas xx

  17. 18th July 2018 / 9:33 pm

    That red pepper dip looks amazing and so colourful, I’m definitely headed over to read how you make that! This looks like such a yummy and simple dish and perfect for this heat!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

  18. 19th July 2018 / 5:15 pm

    This looks like such a yummy recipe! In this summer I always love to have dips with different things like veggies and crisps, will have to give this one a try! X

  19. 19th July 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I always go for guacamole when it comes to dips! This would be such a great change! and healthier i imagine!

  20. 19th July 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Ooo looks yummy! The perfect light easy to eat summer food. Brilliant for the warm weather
    Jo | mindfuladventures.co.uk

  21. 19th July 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Snap! Cooking is so difficult in this heatwave. Thanks for this recipe x

  22. 21st July 2018 / 3:55 am

    I love that this dipping bowl is different than the other dips I am used to. It looks very tasty for everyone, not just for vegans. Totally perfect for something like the Superbowl or some big event! Thanks for sharing the recipe ♥

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  23. 21st July 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I love how simple this recipe is! It really does give off such a lovely summery vibe! I’ll be trying this one out too! Love your recipe posts! Give us more!!!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo

  24. 1st August 2018 / 12:35 pm

    yummy! that recipe looks and sounds delish! Can’t wait to try it out 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    Stef | forkandveg.com

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