Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Greek Style Bruschetta Dip

I originally found this recipe on pinterest curtesy of Clover Lane. The description read something like "a recipe you will always be asked for and it is surprisingly easy".  Really? *insert skepticism here!

The are few recipes that you are "always" asked for, so of course I had to put it to the test and try this dip.  Luckily we were having friends over.  They had just had a baby and we were having them over for dinner to give them a little break.  (Can any other mom relate to how amazing it is to NOT have to cook when you have a new born...right)!?!  Anyways I thought, well if this is "easy" it will be the perfect thing to make for a last minute appetizer.

And it was just as the recipe said EASY!  Just chop and mix...doesn't get more basic than that.  But for the real challenge...taste?  For that enter my hubby (who is known for his sometimes brutal honesty)  ...well lets just say he couldn't stop eating it.

Since then I have made this dip several times.  It has become my "go-to" appetizer, especially when I am in a time crunch.   And true to the pinterest post...there has yet been a party or group that I have introduced this to that has not asked for this recipe...it IS that good!

The secret ingredient is Cavender's seasoning, which can be found at your local store.  It is a greek seasoning that one of my friends introduced me to and it is delicious.  Also try mixing Cavender's into your hamburgers or egg salad...get creative!

Tomatoes (you can use any, I prefer Roma)
Green onions
Feta cheese
Olive oil
Cavender's Greek Seasoning
French baguette
  • Get out a large platter.  
  • Cut tomatoes and green onions and place on platter and crumble Feta on top (use as much or little of each of these ingredients, depending on how many you are serving) 
  • Pour olive oil over so that everything is coated and there is a shallow pool of olive oil around the ingredients.
  • sprinkle Cavender's on top and mix all together. (I am pretty generous with the seasoning but the rule of thumb is "you can always add it in but you can't take it out". So taste it as you go.  If you accidentally add too much Cavender's then add more tomatoes or oil to balance).
  • Cut up the baguette and serve.  (People tend to spoon the dip on or just go right in for for it).

This is one dip you can't mess up!  Enjoy!
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Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Yum! I love Bruschetta, so I will definitely be trying this dip. Excited to be a new follower :)

Tiffany ~ One Bite of Anything said...

I am so excited to have you as a follower...thanks for stopping over! And if you like kalamata olives trying chopping some up and adding them to the dip.

Anonymous said...

Just made and this is so good! I served with Stacy's Pita Chips. Yummo!

winful said...

do you know if you can buy the spice you use without MSG?

Tiffany ~ One Bite of Anything said...

Unfortunatley, I have not found the spice without MSG but here is a resource I have followed from the Mayo Clinic regarding MSG. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196
If you find another alternative please let me know and I can add the update to my blog. Let me know what you think if you give it a try.?.

Maureen said...

Was a great hit as appetizer for Easter. Making it again today for family gathering.