It was an explosion of colour and healthy eating at the launch of Chris' Down 2 Earth dips. On the rooftop of Feast of Merit, with a zingy ginger digestive tonic in hand, and a few sun salutations later, we sampled the new range of totally vegetarian and vegan friendly and gluten-free dips.
Japanese style eggplant and miso (middle bowl)
My personal favourites were the Japanese style eggplant and miso. It's so unlike any dip that's in the supermarkets. Eggplant is one of my favourite veg, and I love how the miso gives the depth of umami flavour, while the hint of wasabi gives the dip a nice warmth to it.
A nice big plate of spice roasted carrot and turmeric dip
My other favourite was the spice roasted carrot and tumeric dip. Brilliant in colour and the best tasting carrots I've ever eaten - I'm not a fan of carrots (in almost any form) but I loved this dip!
Mexican style bean and corn salsa
While these weren't the stand-out stars to me, the other two dips were also tasty. The Mexican style bean and corn salsa is a much healthier version than any jar of salsa you'll find in the shops. Pleasingly, it wasn't spicy at all.
Sweet potato and harissa dip (far right bowl)