Annabel Karmel’s octopus dip

  • Makes 15

Make a monster from the deep - to give young party guests some vegetable treats


For the dip…

  • 100g roasted red peppers (from a jar)
  • 150ml sour cream
  • 100g light mayonnaise
  • 1½tbsp tomato ketchup
  • A pinch of sugar

For the decoration…

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded
  • 2 small slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 black olive slices
  • Pitta bread to serve


  • Step 1

    Put all the dip ingredients into a bowl. Using an electric hand blender, whizz until smooth. Transfer 

  • Step 2

    dip to a small serving bowl.

  • Step 3

    Cut eight slices of pepper for the octopus legs, and use the remaining pepper for the body as shown. Arrange in the dip to make the octopus.

  • Step 4

    Add the pieces of mozzarella and olive slices for the eyes. Serve with warmed pitta bread.

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