Mediterranean Bean Dip Party Board Recipe

Ingredients

Core Components

Two Flavors of Bean Dip: Choose your favorite Mediterranean-inspired dips. Here are some options:

  • White bean with spinach and roasted garlic
  • Traditional hummus or a flavored hummus (red pepper, lemon, etc.)
  • Black bean dip

Pita Bread: Soft, warm pita bread triangles are perfect for dipping.

Crudités: A colorful mix of fresh vegetables for dipping. Suggestions below!

Optional Extras (pick and choose your favorites)

  • Cheese: Crumbled feta cheese, cubed cheddar, mozzarella balls
  • Olives: Kalamata, green olives, or an olive medley
  • Cured Meats: Thinly sliced salami, prosciutto
  • Fruit: Grapes, figs, sliced apples or pears
  • Nuts: Marcona almonds, pistachios
  • Garnishes: Dried herbs like oregano or thyme, fresh parsley, a drizzle of olive oil

Equipment and Utensils

  • Large serving platter or board
  • Small bowls or ramekins for dips
  • Food processor (if making dip from scratch)

Instructions: Making Your Bean Dip

Store-Bought

  • This is the easiest option! You can find great Mediterranean-inspired bean dips and hummus at the store. Simply transfer to small bowls or ramekins for the board.

Homemade

  • Base: Use canned chickpeas (for hummus) or cannellini beans (for other dips). Drain and rinse.
  • Process: Add beans to a food processor with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and any additional flavorings (roasted red pepper, spinach, etc.). Blend until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Instructions: Assemble Your Party Board

The Base: Place your bean dips in bowls or ramekins in the center of your board.

Add Pita: Warm your pita and cut it into triangles. Arrange those around the dip.

Pile on Freshness: Create a vibrant array of sliced vegetables around the board. Here are some colorful suggestions:

  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bell pepper strips (red, yellow, orange)
  • Carrot sticks

Add Your Extras:

  • Tuck in olives, cured meats, cheeses, fruit, and nuts wherever there’s space.
  • Create little clusters of complementary items.

Garnish: Sprinkle herbs over the dips, drizzle olive oil, and give the entire board a final visual check!

Tips

Make it Your Own: Don’t be afraid to experiment! If you love a certain ingredient, add it.

Prep Ahead: Wash and slice vegetables the day before to save time.

Don’t Overcrowd: Leave some space for comfortable dipping.

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