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Bread Dipping, an appetizer

dipping dishBread dipping as an appetizer at dinner or a party. How many parties have you been to, or even hosted yourself, where either cheese and crackers, or vegetable sticks and cubed cheese were served at the appetizer? Does the thought of serving the same appetizer at your next party make you sigh?

If you want to stand out from the crowd next time you host a party, consider a bread dipping appetizer instead. The great thing about bread dipping is that there are so many options available, so no matter what the taste of the party crowd, you can find something to please everyone.

Bread dipping is a simple, yet effective appetizer. All you require is a bread dipping dish, some high quality extra virgin olive oil and vinegar and a variety of breads and you’re set. Make some flavored oils by simply adding herbs and spices to the olive oil and allowing to stand for at least 15 minutes so that the flavors can disperse through the oil. Lemon juice, cracked pepper, basil, and sun dried tomato pesto all provide great flavors.

The great thing about the bread dipping oils you can make is that they’re versatile. Use them for salad and pasta dressings, or drizzle over steamed or grilled vegetables, to tie your appetizer flavors in with the main meal. Bread dipping oils can also be used as a marinade base for all kinds of meats.

Chances are, you already have some olive oil and vinegar in your kitchen, but when it comes to bread dipping, it pays to purchase a high quality extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Extra virgin olive oil has an exquisite flavor, and is a crowd pleaser in its natural state, especially when teamed with some foccacia or sourdough. The sweet and tangy combination of balsamic vinegar is a taste sensation that can’t be rivaled. Simply slice or cube some bread and place on the bread dipping dish, along with some oil and vinegar. Guests then simply have to dip their bread into the condiments for an amazing tasty treat.

Creating a bread dipping appetizer is quick and simple, saving you time and energy, something that should always be conserved when faced with a house full of guests. Bread dipping is healthy and flavorsome, and if you make your own flavored oils, you’re providing your guests with a unique taste experience.

Having a stylish bread dipping dish can make all the difference to the presentation. Our bread dipping dishes are designed so that when olive oil is added to the dish, different hues of color can be seen, providing an artistic focal point to the appetizer.

If you haven’t tried bread dipping before, be the first to start the trend within your circle of friends. You’ll get rave reviews without needing to put in a huge amount of effort. Your friends and colleagues will thank you for bringing this particular type of appetizer to their attention, and you can continue to wow them as you use your imagination to create a variety of flavored olive oils.

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