You’ve been begging and Dianne’s back to share the next recipe in our Easy Peasy series. What’s the Easy Peasy series? Basically amazingly delicious recipes that you can prepare in 10 minutes or less. Easy. Peasy.
Let me just say that if you are the person who spends hours preparing an appetizer—please don’t judge my recipes—I am not a foodie—I’m an eater! I love food—and I especially love food that can make it from the kitchen to the table in a minimal amount of time—possibly during a commercial break in a game or my favorite food network show (somewhere in there is some sort of incredible contradiction or at least a small bit of irony). This recipe takes about 5-10 minutes tops and it’s just a step above some more traditional dip recipes I have collected over the years.
So-o-o-o-o, while my easy peasy chicken pot pie is baking away in the oven, I put together the world’s easiest savory appetizer—it’s called Greek dip—that’s it…doesn’t sound special at all, right? Wrong! It’s the most amazing flavor-filled dip ever—and you find yourself standing by the plate, eating huge amounts of whatever you can dip into it!
I have done this several ways—and there are no wrong ways to get this done that I’ve found—and no cooking!This 5 ingredient recipe doesn’t lack flavor one bit. All you need is olive oil, feta cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and Greek seasoning.
Use a large plate or rectangular serving platter—again, I happen to have shallow white rectangular serving dishes that make this look gorgeous—and I have a Mexican serving dish that makes this look gorgeous—and I have those gorgeous bright colored Fiestaware-like plates from the Dollar Tree that I wisely snagged a while back–you just can’t go wrong—pour the olive oil in the platter/plate.
Next spread the tomatoes, onions, and cheese on top of the olive oil.Give them all a little toss with a fork so that they are all coated with the olive oil.Last, sprinkle on the Greek seasoning (according to taste).
Doesn’t it look like a masterpiece?!
Serve with Italian or French bread that has been pre-sliced at the grocery store and lightly toasted or whatever crackers/crustini you can find in your pantry.
You probably should be prepared to remake this entire recipe in the event of consumption before the company arrives—and, yes, it has happened—so I try to make sure that I have enough ingredients for at least 2 batches when I make it. Again, several of the ingredients for this dip are usually always in my pantry and fridge—the seasoning, crackers, feta cheese, scallions, olive oil—tomatoes are the only thing I may have to either dig for or purchase—totally worth it!
This is also a recipe that you can fix, cover with plastic wrap, and ignore until the company arrives. When it’s time to serve, just set out the crackers/bread by the dip—and let everyone dip their way to a small bit of heaven to their taste buds! Just try it—you’ll see—it’s one of my latest obsessions!
- 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 roma tomatoes (chopped—and you can buy these already chopped in most stores but they take so little time to chop that I rarely do that)
- 2-3 scallions (chopped—the white and green parts—and, yes, I do often buy them already chopped and just freeze whatever I don’t use so I don’t waste my well-spent money)
- ½ cup – 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (this is a taste issue—I have a cheese addict in my house—more cheese on anything means he will consume it)
- 1-2 tablespoons Cavender’s All Purpose Greek seasoning (to suit YOUR taste—again, more is better)
- Italian or French bread that has been pre-sliced at the grocery store and lightly toasted or whatever crackers/crustini you can find in your pantry
- Pour the olive oil in the platter/plate.
- Next spread the tomatoes, onions, and cheese on top of the olive oil.
- Give them all a little toss with a fork so that they are all coated with the olive oil.
- Last, sprinkle on the Greek seasoning (according to taste).
- *Serve with Italian or French bread that has been pre-sliced at the grocery store and lightly toasted or whatever crackers/crustini you can find in your pantry.
And, I do have a few other easy peasy recipes that are just as awesome—and I wasn’t lying when I said I have even made a couple of my recipes in the car on the way to an event—they really are that easy!
I’ll be back for more Easy Peasy Recipes shortly! Promise.