Appetizing Apps: Dips and Spreads
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Entertaining is often synonymous with parties, and parties usually mean dip. Whether it's a cheese dip, onion dip or hummus, it's not a party unless you've got somewhere to stick your crackers, veggies and chips! This season, we're offering up three new recipes that are long on flavor but short on effort, leaving you more time for other party prep.
Grab & Go
Our Grab & Go Dips and Spreads are handmade locally just for us, using unique recipes you can't find anywhere else. Visit the Deli Department for one of these tasty choices:
- Tuscan Bean Spread
- Betty's Chip Dip
- Spinach Dip
- Salsa di Parma
Selection and availability vary by market.
Also look for several flavors of Kowalski's Hummus in the Dairy Department.
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Combine all ingredients except oil in food processor and process until smooth. Slowly drizzle in oil through oil spout until mixture is glossy, smooth and reaches desired consistency. Adjust seasoning to taste; drizzle with molasses if desired. Makes about 2 cups.
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1 tbsp. plus 1/2 cup Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; add mirepoix and herbs. Cook until vegetables are soft (about 5 min.). Add lentils; cook and stir for 2 min. Add wine; cook until almost evaporated (4-5 min.). Pour in enough broth to cover lentils by 1"; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, adding more broth or water a bit at a time as needed, to keep lentils barely submerged and until lentils are tender (about 60 min.). Cool slightly; discard bay leaf. Purée lentil mixture with garlic cloves in a food processor; with processor running, drizzle in remaining oil through pour spout. Stir in juice; season with salt and pepper. Makes 3 cups.
1 tbsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic, stirring constantly until onion is very soft (5-7 min.); cool to room temperature. In a food processor, process onion mixture with beans, yogurt and mayonnaise until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until desired consistency is reached, or for a slightly more textured dip, transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients by hand. Makes about 1 cup.
Nutrition Information per 1/2 cup Serving: