Ok, so I have this problem where I’m incapable of buying pre-made food items. Desserts, appetizers, anything. I try, I try really hard to make my life easier and just buy a mix or something made for me but I always look at the price and then realize that I can easily make it much cheaper by buying a few cheap ingredients and making it myself.
That’s exactly what happened this weekend. We went over to some friend’s house for dinner and they had this AMAZING truffled ricotta cheese as an appetizer they found at Whole Foods. We were going to a dinner party on Sunday and I wanted to bring an appetizer and we stumbled upon the truffled ricotta while we were at Whole Foods. I tried really hard to just put it in the basket but when I saw the $8 price tag and knew that I had truffle oil at home, I just couldn’t do it.
SO, I bought some fresh ricotta and made my own damn dip. Take that $8!! It was delicious and got gobbled down at the party. I served it with some garlic parmesan pita chips and they were perfect. You can adjust the amount of truffle oil in the recipe according to your taste. I find it can be a very overwhelming flavor so I like to keep it subtle.
I had some of this sun-dried tomato paste so I added it in for some depth. If you don’t have any, the dip would still be great without it. You could also blend in some portabello mushrooms if you’d like to add a little extra texture to the dip.
You might want to add this one to your holiday party appetizer list, it’s a yummy one!!
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
Because they’re fuzzy. And they’re warm. And they make me happy. Did I mention they were fuzzy??