A Fast and Fancy Upgrade for Your Favorite Party Dip

A Fast and Fancy Upgrade for Your Favorite Party Dip

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Kelli Foster
Feb 1, 2017
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

On its own, dip is a pretty straightforward, no-frills appetizer. But add some roasted garlic and marinated artichokes and you're on your way to a two-ingredient upgrade that will make any party dip feel ultra-fancy and flavorful.

Why Your Dip Deserves This Upgrade

Roasted garlic is one of those flavor-packed ingredients that dazzles and delights. The hands-off cooking tames the sharp bite and mellows the cloves into a rich, butter-soft spread. Pair roasted garlic with the tang of marinated artichokes from the antipasti bar and suddenly you're serving up a fast and fancy take on a basic bean or yogurt dip.

You can buy both of these ingredients in the quantities you need right from the antipasti bar. Make sure you scoop up a little extra of the oil they're served in to help smooth out the dip. If you want, you can easily make the roasted garlic at home, but who doesn't love the convenience of picking up some from the grocery store when you're in a hurry?

How to Make It

Start with about 2 cups of bean or yogurt dip (homemade or store-bought) and stir in about 1 head of chopped roasted garlic cloves and about 1/2 cup of chopped marinated artichokes. Double (or triple) as necessary, and store in a covered container in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

10 Mix-ins to Give Basic Dip a Boost

With the help of just a few staple ingredients you probably have on hand already, you can turn a batch of homemade or store-bought dip into an impressive appetizer loaded with more texture and big flavor. This series gives you the inspiration to turn a basic bean, cheese, or yogurt dip into the MVP of the Super Bowl spread.

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