Serve this mild Saffron dip with fresh vegetable crudités. Saffron Dip is particularly good with florets of cauliflower.
Ingredients: Saffron Dip Recipe | Saffron Sauce Recipe
Small pinch of saffron strands
200 g formage frais
10 fresh chives
10 fresh basil leaves
Salt and freshly grounded black pepper
Vegetable crudités, to serve
Preparation Method: Saffron Dip Recipe | Saffron Sauce Recipe
Pour 1 tbsp boiling water into a small heatproof bowl and add the saffron strands. Leave to infuse for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Beat the fromage frais until smooth, then stir in the infused saffron liquid.
Use scissors to snip the chives into the dip. Tear the basil leaves into small pieces and stir them in.
Season Saffron Dip or Saffron Sauce with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with vegetable crudités.
Leave out the saffron and add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice instead. Alternatively, substitute the saffron strands with ready ground saffron powder.