Ajvar is a traditional relish, originating of the Balkans, created to preserve the peppers. The sweet and sour taste of Ajvar pairs perfectly with grilled meats and bread slices. The peppers and eggplants are roasted, then minced and cooked slowly: delicious!
Muhammara is a classic Levantine dip, made with walnuts, bell peppers, and spices. This recipe originating of the Syrian city of Aleppo, is incredibly popular in the Middle East, healthy and traditionally vegan. I love it paired with grilled meats, or just spread on toasted bread slices!
Bagna Cauda is a delicious Italian appetizer originally from of Piedmont, so rich in history and flavor! This dip is made with excellent olive oil and anchovies mashed along with plenty of garlic. The Bagna Cauda is commonly paired with raw and cooked vegetables: tasty and healthy!
Melitzanosalata is a tasty Greek appetizer traditionally served aside meats, pita bread, and other sauces. This eggplant salad is a delicious and healthy starter, but it also a perfect ingredient for a sandwich or a Pita Gyro. I love preparing this vegan small plate along with Tzatziki sauce, Souvlaki, and Greek salad. This kind of meal remembers me my days in Greece: closing my eyes, and breathing deeply, I can still feel the flavors of the olive groves and Mediterranean sea!
Roasted bell peppers hummus is a recipe you want to prepare for your parties: made with precooked Garbanzo beans, this recipe is very easy to make, but at least once in your life try it with dried beans! Compared to the traditional hummus I eliminated the lemon juice and added bell peppers and goat cheese. Tahini is a delicious traditional ingredient for hummus, but in case it is not available, try to replace it with half amount of peanuts butter: delicious!
This asparagus dip is very simple, incredible fast to make and soo good! I love combine the intense taste of asparagus with the sourly flavor of Dijon mustard. Served with chips or nachos this dip is great for a party, but it’s perfect also aside grilled meats!
This artichokes dip is a very versatile sauce, full of taste and healthy! Artichokes and mint is a traditional Italian pairing. Pecorino Romano is the perfect cheese for this recipe. Season pasta, enrich your meats or simply spread the artichokes dip over toasted bread slices!
Winter comes together with cold, but with parties, and gatherings, and friends and family are coming as well! Among Thanksgiving, Christmas day and New Year’s Eve there are many opportunity to spend the cold days together with the people we love. Just thinking about these moments, I made this simple and tasty butternut squash spread. The sweet taste of butternut squash blends perfectly with the smoked paprika and sour notes of the goat cheese. A pinch of cayenne pepper will give at your dip an edge over, making it unique and warming your heart even more!
The Guacamole is probably the most known Mexican recipe. The origin of this sauce is very ancient, and over the centuries has undergone many changes, and stimulated the creation of many variations starting from the original recipe. Today I propose you a version that provide for tomatillo instead of fresh tomatoes, as a very ancient Guacamole’s version requires. The sour taste of the tomatillo gives a surprising note, preserving the original flavor of the avocado. Try it on yourself, you’ll obtain a tasty and original Guacamole in a short time and little effort!
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Today I propose a healthy, tasty, and very versatile cauliflower dip. It’s delicious with croutons and chips, and perfect to seasoning pasta or aside grilled meat! The ingredients are few and very simple; It will be a success!
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