Super Easy Party Dips

Ingredients for Olive Tapenade:

– 1 x 2.25oz. green ripe olives
– 1 x 2.25oz. black olives
– 1 Tbsp. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
– Red pepper flakes (1/2 tsp.) – Optional
– 2 Garlic cloves

Directions:
– In a food processor, add drained olives, garlic, red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon of EVOO

Serve on slices of fresh baguette. You can also combine in a smal bowl a 1/2 cup of olive oil and a few splashes of aged red wine vinegar with sprinkles of salt and pepper to dip your baguette in.

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Ingredients for Sun Dried Tomato Dip:

– 1 cup of sun dried tomotoes (I use Bella Sun Luci from Costco Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil & Herbs
                                              http://www.mooneyfarms.com/products/
– 1 x 8oz. cream cheese

Directions:
– In a food processor, add sun-dried tomatoes and cream cheese. Blend until creamy.

– Serve with your favorite crackers.

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Red Pepper Dipping Sauce for fried olives:
Ingredients:
1 Cup toasted almonds
4 cloves garlic
1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
2 Cups red bell peppers, charred and peeled- Jarred is perfectly fine
Red Pepper flakes to taste
Salt and cracked pepper to taste
Directions:
Add all ingredients except red pepper flakes, pepper, and salt to food processor or blender and blend until smooth, season to taste with flakes, pepper and salt

Fried Cheese Stuffed Olives:
http://neighborchicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/fried-cheese-stuffed-olives.html

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