this recipe, and one of the party guests was a repeat, so the recipe could not be.
Enter Garlic, Feta and Walnut Dip. I must confess, my version is a pale replication of the original, but it doesnt bother me if it doesnt bother you!
Having a strong bite from many strong ingredients, I worried it may be too much for the three children in attendance, but no worries. These children are fed "real" foods at their house so dont have the "chicken tender" buds that many have - and they enjoyed it!
So did the adults!
Garlic, Feta and Walnut Dip (Adapted from Rachel Ray)
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup milk, plus more for desired consistency
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, a handful of leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Olive Oil for drizzling
Combine walnuts, feta, ricotta, milk, oregano, parsley, black pepper, red pepper and garlic cloves in food processor and pulse until spread is smooth. Scrape spread into serving dish with spatula. Add more milk for desired consistency. Drizzle dip with extra-virgin olive oil and serve.