Tis the season for awkward holiday parties filled with uncomfortable smalltalk and your high school science teacher asking you what you’re “doing with your life.” That said, there might be one up side to these forced gatherings. You guessed it–the food! These soirees present a great opportunity to try out a new recipe, or to slack off and make something easy that still knocks all the other dishes out of the water. This year, try my mom’s go-to simple dish for a potluck: Garlic Feta Dip with Roasted Red Peppers. It’s easy as can be, and downright delicious.
What You’ll Need:
1lb Feta cheese
Red bell peppers
In a large bowl, mix together a block of Feta (about 1lb.) with about half a cup of olive oil.
Chop a clove or two of garlic and a handful of parsley, and add to the feta mixture.
Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and place your peppers in the oven on a baking sheet. After about fifteen minutes, turn the peppers over and roast for an additional fifteen minutes.
Remove peppers and let cool, then remove skin and seeds.
Voila! You’re done! Serve with crackers, or, if you want to get fancy, stick some sliced baguette in the oven and make crostini!
Featured photo by Ross Catrow.