“I’m the dip.”
It’s a classic line in the second episode of season 3 of Buffy, my favorite show. The characters are trying to decide what kind of party Buffy’s mom is throwing for her return. One of the characters, Cordelia Chase, says “I’m the dip”.
She brings dip to parties–that’s her thing. Opening jars of onion dip and placing them into a bowl.
I sometimes feel like I’m Cordelia at parties, too. I like to bring dip. People love dip. People love dipping things into other things to make them taste better.
In my kitchen experiments with dip, I’ve found that cheesy dips are the easiest and tastiest to make. Anything with cheese is typically a hit at a party anyway.
This recipe may be my new go-to dip recipe. Not only is it easy to make (all you really have to do is roast the garlic), it’s delicious and goes with just about anything you can dip into it (vegetables, crackers, chips). It’s a solid dip to bring to just about any party, including Buffy’s return party.
Roasted Garlic Feta Dip
A creamy feta dip with roasted garlic that's easy to make.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle olive oil over garlic bulb, cut side up. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
- Wrap garlic bulb in foil and place on baking sheet. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until garlic is soft and brown. Let cool.
- Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend together cream cheese, feta, yogurt, dill, and lemon juice until creamy and smooth.
- Pop out roasted garlic cloves from bulb and put into food processor with other ingredients. Blend some more until everything is well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve with pita chips or vegetables. To serve warm: Cover and bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees.