Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

My friend Talia and I went to the winery next to the barn, and of course had to try anything cheese related…which included a feta and red pepper dip.  It was so good that I had to try to reproduce it!  It took a few false starts, but it came out well.  We served this for our Kentucky Derby party.

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Hummus

This is one of my favorite homemade hummus recipes – great every time.  I have used both dry and canned chickpeas and it’s been good either way.  I also add a sprinkling of sumac when it is done.  Great with veggies and pita chips.

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Layer Dip

A typical six (or seven, if you add meat) layer dip.  The only thing I really did differently was to heat up and season the refried beans so they were a little less…canned. 🙂  And I made the guacamole from scratch.  One of my favorites!  We had this at our New Years Eve party.

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Despite the fact that this is one of my favorite appetizers, I’ve never actually made it myself.  I found this Pioneer Woman recipe, and thought it would be perfect for our casual New Years Eve party – all appetizer-tastic.  It was excellent!

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Loaded Baked Potato Dip

My favorite thing to bring to parties is always the appetizer (probably because it’s my favorite thing to eat ;)).  This was a dip I hadn’t tried before that I made for our annual potluck.  It was really good, the only thing I’d say is that you would need to use thick chips to scoop up this dip!  Recipe from The Kitchn.

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Roasted Red Pepper Dip

This is a simple, healthy dip that is great for a party or just a snack. I used jarred peppers for this, but freshly roasted peppers would be extra awesome. We served this with pita chips. This is from Cooking Light.

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Feta Basil Dip

So this was pretty much delicious.  And ridiculously easy.  I made this as a dip for apps before dinner with my Mom, and we all gave it two thumbs up.  Found this on a Buzzfeed listing of best dips, of all places, and it came from a blog called Domestic Superhero.  This would be great to bring to a picnic, and it’s best if you can let it chill overnight, but a couple of hours would do.  Serve it at room temperature.

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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

I want to call it tzatziki, but it’s kind of a cross between that and raita…which was exactly like the recipe from Chow said it would be.  Excellent with our Greek lamb burgers and salad, and will also make a yummy veggie dip later.  We were fans and will reuse.  You could definitely serve this as a dip rather than a topping/sauce. Good use of the zillions of CSA cukes we have. 🙂  I found I had to be pretty generous with the salt to brighten it up.

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Onion Dip

As much as I love onion dip, I’ve never tried to make it before.  I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was – caramelize some onions and blend.  This was delicious – I could have eaten the whole batch myself.  This was from an Ina Garten recipe, and my only alteration was to add a pinch of smoked paprika, which I think was a good addition.  Another of our Memorial Day picnic recipes.

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White Bean Spread

This is a dip we make over and over again and we never get tired of it.  It’s great for parties or just a casual snack at home.  I got this recipe from Serious Eats, and haven’t adjusted too much other than usually using canned beans, and cutting back on the garlic because of it.  I have made my own Za’atar, but I have a pre-made version from Penzey’s that I use just as often.

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