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Day Ahead Seven Layer Taco Salad Dip13x9 pan or 14" platter without meat or avocado, counts as 50 appetizer bites. Make 3-4 for 100, depending on other items.
Tex Mex classic, 5 layers topped by a layer of vegetables, then smothered in cheese and garnished with black olives. The vegetables may be varied according to taste.
Cream cheese layer may be halved. Best if beans, cumin and taco seasoning are mixed the day before and allowed to mellow.
1 ounce mild taco seasoning mix, commercial or homemade
In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Refrigerate overnight. If using a meat layer, saute meat with taco seasoning, drain and refrigerate. Spread the bean mixture onto a large serving platter. IF USING MEAT, spread meat layer over bean layer.
Pita Bread Wedgespreheat oven to 350 °
Allow 1/3 to 1/2 piece/loaf per person
To make baked pita bread wedges, split each of the pitas into two thin circles, then stack and cut the circles into 6 or 8 wedges, depending on the size of your bread. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp.
Luscious Spinach Artichoke Dip12 1/2 cup servings: fills a 9x13-inch baking dish or 4 quart crock pot. You need 8 times this amount for 100.
Appetizer dips are usually 1/3 cup, but people eat more of this one. May be mixed one to two days ahead and refrigerated or mixed and frozen in zipper freezer bags.
2 (14 ounce) jars/cans marinated artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Make Ahead Bread Bowl Spinach DipServing in a toasted bread bowl is traditional. Dip can be warmed or used chilled
12 1/3 cup servings- you need 8-9 times this amount for 100
2 pounds fresh spinach, steamed, chopped and drained
Don't microwave your bread, oven toast the loaf. You can put the dip straight into the toasted loaf, but if you are transporting it, you can also hollow out the loaf to hold a small bowl and bring them separate, so you CAN microwave the dip to reheat it.
|Black Bean Hummus
8 servings- you need 12 times this amount for 100
1 clove garlic
Mince the garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Add black beans, 2 tablespoons water liquid, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, tahini, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper; process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Add additional seasoning and liquid to taste.
3 cups dip
OK, too simple, but people do seem to like it...
1 pound of bacon, fried and crumbled
Toast bread; cut each slice diagonally into triangles.
Mix the dip ingredients, serve with the dippers.