If you’re looking for a new way to use your favorite Italian ingredients, why not try mixing it up with some of our favorite dip recipes? From impressive party preparations to late-night snacks, dipping sauces remain a popular way to enjoy some of the best produce, breads and creamy cheeses that your local market has to offer.
It’s easy to see why dips have reached star status—simple preparations that take little to no time, yet lack nothing in the flavor department. Besides, who doesn’t love the act of snacking itself? In fact, most restaurants have made it customary to offer dippable appetizers and entrées on their menus (think: Spinach Artichoke, Chips & Salsa, Crusty Breads with Dipping Oil & Spices, Fondue…etc.)
There is never a dull moment in the world of appetizers, and each sauce brings its own variety of goodies to dip! Its fame is also in its versatility. While some dips are well suited for fresh cut produce, such as celery, carrots apples or broccoli, others complement starchy finger foods like bruschetta toasts, pita chips, salted pretzels or crispy Italian breadsticks.
We’re offering you a variety of recipe ideas sure to wow your guests (without spending all of your time in the kitchen.) Homemade dips are a classic American tradition, from Super Bowl parties to family get-togethers and every occasion in between. Take what you love about a classic and make it something more with your favorite Mediterranean flavors, like basil pesto or sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, a variety of your favorite green or black olives, zippy Italian meats and cheeses… be creative and make it your own!