A must for cool people - or those who like cucumbers! This is a very versatile sandwich spread or dip, which is so easy to whip up at the last minute; it makes VERY elegant sandwiches and is a wonderful accompaniment for smoked salmon, prawns (shrimp) or tuna. I have also used it to spread on savoury scones and crackers. If you plan to make this a day before you need to use it, you might like to salt the cucumbers first - as they do release water into the spread.
A garlicky and herbaceous pesto. Serve as a topping for grilled chicken or turkey, or on a cracker with some cream-cheese. Makes a nice gift for the holidays in a jar tied with a raffia ribbon. Slightly adapted from Bobby Flay.
Yummy addition to pasta, cheese spreads, salads on toasted crispy bread, grilled fish or chicken, pizza toppings, etc. You can jar it and use as needed! The olive oil is a judgment call on you own taste. If you want it thick and chunky or creamy.
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This is a fresh, zingy dip which is bursting with flavour and a wonderful sense of vitality. I like it with warm pitta bread or melba toast, but it would be good with just about anything. I have even used it to dress pasta, which was rather yummy. All quantities given are approximate - feel free to vary them according to taste.
From The Stinking Rose restaurant in San Francisco. This is an Italian appetizer dish and the name translates as 'hot bath'. Serve with a good crusty sourdough, breadsticks or your favorite vegetables for dipping, such as bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli, or whole mushrooms. It's typically served as an appetizer, but is also fantastic drizzled over grilled fish or vegetables.
This appetizer proves that cheesecake is not just for dessert. Very good and the presentation of this is impressive. Enjoy! HELPFUL HINT: When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands and avoid touching your face. Prep time includes overnight refrigeration.
A terrific blue cheese dressing/dip! The olives give it an extra zip. Very good with veggie tray or oven-fried potato wedges. I add more blue Cheese; adjust to YOUR preference. Cooking time = refrigeration time.
These are absolutely to die for!!! They are not your ordinary taquitos. They're so good, I don't even use guacamole with them, although some still prefer them that way. Remember to get all your veggies in long thin strips. Time includes marinating.
There are a few recipes out there for these, but I don't really like bleu cheese, so this recipe uses cream cheese. A nice combination of hot and cool flavors!! You can even used leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken.