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.
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.
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.
A fabulous classic English dish which I have slightly adapted from a version I found on an English website and which I'm posting for the 2005 Zaar World Tour. It makes an ideal light lunch or supper snack.
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.
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.
If you adore artichokes, you should adore this CHEESY appetizer. This takes your next gathering to the sophisticated level. Great for special occasions, if you are having a large get together you will probably want to double this recipe, and keep it warm.
This is an adopted recipe that my husband raved over. I used a Pesto Jack cheese and hunks of leftover roasted garlic ciabatta rolls for the bread. It was FABULOUS. Of course, who doesn't like melty cheese and garlic? The original chef states: "These do not require a very hot fire, so the perfect time to cook them is over the embers, right after you take the main course off the grill."
This appetizer is so simple and delicious! People will think you slaved over them, but really they can be put together in a very short amount of time. You might want to make extra because they get snatched up fast!
A really great tapa that will get you many compliments. Really simple to make. The original recipe was by Roxanne. I have served this at many of my "Wine and Tapa" parties and was always pleased by the response.