Snack time with some awesome garlic dip recipes
You are in for a tasty treat now. Be it meat, fish or maybe veggies and chips, there is no other perfect complement than nice dip, what we have here are 3 extremely easy yet exquisite garlic dip dishes to appeal to the taste buds of any individual. You might even discover garlic as one of your favorite ingredients already because of how it just blends with other dishes, no matter where they come from.
For a classic summer dip, let us get started with Sundried tomato and garlic dip. It is very easy to do and you can prepare this ahead of time. Refrigerate it and then serve with some triscuits and crunchy veggies for a healthy and delectable meal. You will need cream cheese, mayonnaise; oil based sundried tomatoes, chives, garlic and pepper. All you need to do is chop all the ingredients like the tomatoes (drained already), chives and garlic. Place everything in a bowl. Add the cream cheese and mayonnaise afterward. Add the pepper for flavor. You can make the cuts chunkier if you want it that way but for those who like the smoother texture, then you have to finely chop them. Get some crackers or some veggies cut into strips. Place a generous amount of the garlic dip into a bowl then plate the perimeter with the veggies.
If you want something that will work well with meat, then the Roasted garlic dip is a fantastic option for you. It is prepared longer at around 1 hr but the results are impeccable. In this recipe, you will need 3 unpeeled garlic heads olive oil, sour cream, onions, mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, as well as salt and pepper. First, you have to cut the top of the garlic heads to expose the cloves. Brush some olive oil on the head and then cover it with some aluminum foil. For one hour, bake the heads till the garlic has become browned. Cool the garlic heads. Once cool enough squeeze the cloves from the cover and mash them up well. Use a wire whisk and then fold in the cream and mayonnaise. Add the vinegar, onion, and then flavor with salt and pepper. Mix them up well and then before serving, refrigerate the garlic dip. Get yourself some London broil or any meat you wish and you can also pair this with potatoes for a hearty meal.
Lastly, let us travel to the Greek islands and discover a unique recipe perfect for fish and veggies as well! This is the Skordalia Greek Garlic Dip. First cube some baking potatoes. Get 10 cloves or a whole head of garlic and crush them thoroughly. Quarter some onions. Get your olive oil, lemon juice and prepare some boiling water. Lastly, ready your salt and pepper. Put the potatoes and onions on boiling water and after softening, place them on a processor. Reserve a little liquid for later. Mix all the remaining ingredients including the salt and pepper. Mix until there are no more chunks. It should have a creamy consistency. You might need to add boiling water to make it a little bit smoother if it is dry. Serve with cod and zucchini and you are set!
The Dip That Has Garlic In It
When we talk of dip sauces, there are many different versions of them but the Garlic Dip sauces hold a special ground of their own. This is because they bring in a unique taste of their own and also increase the warmth and the texture of the food, which is being dipped into such sauces. This not only increases one’s appetite for food but also making eating a very enjoyable experience.
If we take a look at why the need for a Garlic Dip arised in the first place, there is no one answer to the question. Its answer comes due to different factors observed in different parts of the world. For example, in Sweden and Bangladesh, the need for Garlic Dip sauces arised because the people were used to eating a lot of fish and marine food. Since seafood is not strong in taste, the people needed to beef up the taste and feel of what they wanted to eat. Another answer comes from the India subcontinent, where people are used to eating spices by birth. Garlic Dip sauces and other similar sauces are part of what they normally eat. And as we have seen, there is a growing trend towards eating fast food in the western world, food which is considered ‘hot’ is always eaten these days and for this trend to be sustained, Garlic Dip sauces had to be produced in large volume. It is also thought that the original Garlic Dip was formulated as a medicine for certain diseases, but due to its taste, became part of the daily cuisine of most nations.
Garlic Dip sauces come in several different varieties. There are Garlic Dip sauces that are made by combining red chilies, ginger and garlic to make the hottest of the Garlic Dip sauce. Other versions of the sauce use a combination of garlic and ginger with lemon juice so as to provide the ultimate zing to their eateries. Other more mellow varieties of the Garlic Dip are also available and one of them is the creamy olive and garlic dip, which is meant to be used by people who prefer to have a mild but contrasting taste in their dip. Thus, it means that it could be used by anyone. Here is the recipe, which can be used to make this sauce. First, you will have to arrange for two cups sour cream, twenty to twenty four kalamata olives, which have been sliced, three chopped scallions, three strips of roasted red pepper, two small cloves of minced garlic and one teaspoon full of chopped parsley. All you have to do is to take a bowl, put in the cream and add the rest of the contents to it. Then you will mix the contents with the help of a spatula and put the mixture in a covered container overnight, in the fridge. When you take it out in the morning, your Garlic Dip will be ready for use, as all of the ingredients would have settled and unleashed their true flavor.