As promised, here are more ideas for your upcoming (small…) summer gatherings, especially for bridging the time from guest arrival to food coming sizzling hot off the grill!
Nothing is better to keep guests entertained than delicious snacks – these days served as “portion packages…” – but just as yummy. A fresh dip goes with so many things – from celery and carrot sticks to pretzel rods, toasted baguette slices to breadsticks.
Get inspired by this relaxed approach to mixing a fresh dip!
First: select your base, be it a creamy (full-fat) yoghurt, creme fraiche, or sour cream.
Next: stir in fresh chopped herbs, and let your own preference guide you. The sky is the limit: chives, parsley, cilantro, sage… whatever you have on hand, BUT fresh!
Then: season to taste! Salt, pepper, cayenne are a must. Balance the taste with acidity with a squeeze of lemon or lime.
Finish: by adding an eye-catching garnish on top – crunchy nuts, for example, also add texture.
Now that you’ve gotten the hang of it – what about a dessert dip of your own creation?!