Tomato Mozzarella Dip

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Last Updated on June 3, 2015 by Chef Mireille

Blogging Marathon #33
Theme: Celebrity Chef

After the labor intensive recipes of Kugelhopf and Khaliat Nahal posted this week, it’s back to simplicity for some easy delights.

I haven’t participated in the I Heart Cooking Club since July and this month they’ve picked a new celebrity chef, Donna Hay. Although the author of several cookbooks and quite popular in Australia, she is unknown to me. However, after just a brief look at the recipes posted on her website, I am an instant fan.

I am starting my exploration into her cuisine with a simple dip that will go great with tortilla chips, pita chips or even crispy garlic toast.

While she used canned tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella, I adapted her recipe to what I had on hand and personal preference.

Tomato Mozzarella Dip

Serves 2

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400 F.
Combine all ingredients except the cheese in a food processor and puree. Place in an oven safe dish and roast for 20 minutes. You can also divide into 2 ramekins for individual servings.
Add cheese on top and place back in the oven for 5 minutes.

I had some store bought tortillas on hand. I just cut them up and gave them a quick fry in rosemary infused olive oil and this was a delicious snack! Although olive oil is not usually recommended for deep frying because of its low smoke point, I used it since this was just a quick fry and the rosemary gave the chips such an amazing flavor.

This is a delicious Italian twist on chips and salsa!

Now don’t you just want to take a bite?

..linking to Kid’s Delight

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#33

Chef Mireille

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About Chef Mireille

Chef Mireille is a NYC based freelance chef instructor and food photographer. Due to her very diverse family background, she was able to travel and learn about global cultures and flavors from a young age. Her passion for culture, cooking, history and education had made her an expert on developing traditional globally inspired recipes & delicious fusion cuisine.
Her extensive travel history provides a plethora of background information and Travel Tips!

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  1. Kayte

    What a great dip…and it's football watching season, so dips are always appreciated, and new dips add a bit of excitement. Nice photos of it all!

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