I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked through the shops, seen something and thought “I could make that,” actually I usually think “I could do BETTER than that.” Clearly I’m not afraid of making things at home that others would just buy (e.g. bread and yoghurt), and often I find that dips are overpriced and just filled with mayonnaise so I figure out how to make my favourite flavours at home.
This dip was actually invented because we wanted something to go with a glass of wine one night when the shops were already closed. We had limited ingredients in the house (of course it was the night before the markets!) but sometimes limitations drive the best of inventions.
Olive and Basil Dip
150g spreadable, light cream cheese
1/3 cup of diced olives
1tbs capers, diced very finely
1-2tbs of fresh basil, finely diced
Mix! That’s it. Serve with crackers or fresh bread and a nice glass of wine. This can also be used as a sandwich spread and it is excellent with tomato.