Not surprisingly, I come from a family of excellent cooks. My aunt B. is one of them. With lots of daughters to help out in the kitchen, she’s got enough sous chefs to make each and every dish not only taste good, but look good too. All of her salads are chopped to perfection and served mezze-style for each of her guests. Her pastries, too, are a work of art, and worthy of any bakery.
The following recipe is one that aunt B. prepares for many family get-togethers. The apples add an unexpected burst of flavor, while the garlic adds a nice kick. Altogether, this dip is full of flavor and perfect on the side of crudites.
So instead of buying a bottle of french dressing, or whipping up a tired bowl of ketchup ‘n mayo, give this delicious dip a try at your next party.
Apple Celery Veggie Dip
2 cups mayonnaise
1/3 c water
4 cloves garlic
1 red apple, peeled and quartered
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 tbsp mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with crudites.
TIP: For a fun presentation, hollow out the inside of a red apple using a melon baller. Rub lemon juice over the apple so it does not turn brown. Clean a short stalk of celery with a lot of leaves and use it as the spoon.