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.
- 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
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Look delicious and tempting.
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!
OMG, that is one sinful looking dip with all that gooey cheese. So yumm!!
I'm not familiar with Donna Hay either. Pinning this dip because I know I will have to make it soon!
Love dips in any form love it any time
I remember this dip. It was awesome when I made it last March. THanks for the reminder. I need to make it again.
This dip is so lovely! Perfect kind for my family.