Bring A New Dip To The Party
Is there anything more satisfying at a party than a table full of dips? Whether you like sweet or savory, chip dips or bread, there is no way for there to be too many dips at a party. However, it is possible for there to be too many varieties of French onion or salsa. If you want to show off your culinary academy skills and let everyone at the party know you’re not #basic, you’ll have to step up your game. Here are some creative ideas to contribute to the appetizer table:
“You can devour this dip without feeling guilty.”
Most dips are incredibly savory, with a lot of cheese and other heavy ingredients. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, try this pistachio dip from Bon Appetit. Made with garlic, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, chilies and scallions as well as vegetable oil and lime juice, you can eat a lot of this dip without feeling guilty! Garnish it with sliced radish and cilantro. To make this, all you have to do is broil the chilies and caramelize the scallions on a skillet while mixing everything else in a blender or food processor. Serve at room temperature with crackers or tortilla chips.
Not all dips have to be served as appetizers. Anyone who’s had this cherry cheesecake dip from I Heart Eating can attest to that! Simply combine cream cheese, whipped topping, condensed milk and Greek yogurt in a large serving dish, and top it with canned cherry pie filling. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even make your favorite homemade pie filling, with cherries, blueberries or any other fruit your heart desires. Just refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve the dip along with vanilla wafers and graham crackers.
Even cheesy dips don’t have to be overwhelming. This ricotta dip from Real Simple is mild and tasty, meaning nobody will be taking leftovers home! Made with ricotta cheese, parsley, thyme, red pepper, Parmesan, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper, it only takes about ten minute to throw together before a party! Everything just needs to be combined in a oven-safe dish and broiled for a few minutes, until the top begins to look brown and crispy. Real Simple suggests serving with the heads of red and green endive, but chips work well too!