Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blue Cheese Dip - Easy Make Ahead Appetizer

This past weekend I attended back to back game nights on Friday and Saturday – so much fun!  Friday night was Bunco with girlfriends and Saturday night was our monthly Couples Euchre game night.  Both nights were a “bring an appetizer to share” type party and I was excited to prepare a couple of make ahead dishes for each one.  

Here is the recipe for a tried and true appetizer that is always a hit at any party - I brought this to the Bunco game.  A friend of mine brought this dish to many of the game nights and holiday parties within our neighborhood for years and was always willing to share the recipe {thank you!} 

This Blue Cheese Dip only requires a few ingredients, is easy to prepare, and is a little unexpected.  You’ll want to serve this at the next party you host...or attend - let me know what you think!

Blue Cheese Dip
Serves 10-12

2 cloves garlic, diced
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
8 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 – 1 cup olive oil (depends on the size of your dish – see below)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 - 1 teaspoon black pepper

Sprinkle blue cheese in shallow dish.  Mix garlic & oil, sprinkle on blue cheese.  If you are using a less shallow dish, you may need only about ½ cup of the olive oil.  Pour slowly, and make sure you are getting the garlic on the blue cheese.  You’ll want the olive oil to coat vs. drown.

Combine vinegar, lemon juice, and pepper in a bowl.  Stir in onion and parsley and spread over blue cheese and garlic layer.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

The original recipe suggests that this is served with Fritos.  I like to serve it with Tostitos Scoops (multi-grain of course).  

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