Dipping Bowl | Summer Survival Recipes | Vegan, GF

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dipping bowl

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

31 thoughts on “Dipping Bowl | Summer Survival Recipes | Vegan, GF

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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


  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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