I love the opportunity to have friends and family over for conversation and fun. But low key entertaining is my style. I make a wide variety of recipes and dishes that take limited time preparation. I experiment, sometimes with great success and other times with mediocre results. Failures are not documented and rarely admitted to. I called Leah of Beyer Beware when I was hosting a large dinner party that was going to be a pasta buffet. But I wanted her ideas for an appetizer. She said “How about a hot bruschetta dip recipe?” Sometimes you need a friend to give you fresh ideas to change up your recipes a bit!
I found this recipe and have made variations of it a few times. You need:
2 chopped Roma tomatoes
1 small onion, finely chopped (this gets very strong so really, keep it small)
1-3 minced garlic cloves
1 TBSP chopped fresh basil
1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 8 oz. Brie cheese round
Crackers and chopped raw vegetables for dipping/ spreading
Mix tomatoes, onion, minced garlic, chopped basil, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste in medium bowl. Cover and chill for at least one hour but overnight is ideal.
Microwave Brie on serving dish for 1 minute or in oven for 4-5 minutes at 325 F, until melted. Immediately spoon tomato mixture over and serve with crackers, breads or vegetables.
This has been a big hit at our house. I had numerous requests from friends for the recipe. Now, you all have it. Go ahead, be a entertaining superstar hero with this Hot Bruschetta Dip recipe. Enjoy!
What is an easy appetizer recipe you enjoy? I always need new ideas!