Every year around this time, my mind starts spinning with endless ideas for holiday dishes. Even though my family is quite traditional when it comes to holiday eats, I try my best every year to incorporate a few new — blog-ish, if you will — dishes to our holiday meals. In my opinion, holiday snacks and appetizers are equally, if not more, as fun as “real meals.”
That’s why I was super excited when I was contacted through BlogHer on behalf of Kettle Brand Chips to create a holiday dip to serve alongside one of over thirty (!) flavors of Kettle Brand Chips this holiday season.
All-natural potato chips + dip + holiday season… I was sold.
Since I was creating a dip to serve during the holiday season, I really wanted to incorporate holiday flavors in the dip. But because I’m borderline addicted to sweets, I also really wanted the dip to be sweet.
I took to my Facebook page to ask for sweet dip ideas; many suggested chocolate and peanut butter, which sounded delicious, but I had a feeling most of you would think I was crazy to serve chocolate dip with salty Kettle Brand Chips. So, I went to the grocery store and roamed around, looking for inspiration…
I had nearly given up when I spotted a display of cranberries out of the corner of my eye. Cranberries = holidays!
After whipping up a simple whole-berry cranberry sauce, I combined it with roasted garlic, my favorite Greek yogurt, and just a pinch of salt, pepper, and cinnamon to create an incredibly simple, sweet and savory holiday dip.
I recommend pairing the dip with Kettle Brand’s Sea Salt Chips — which, by the way, consist of just potatoes, oil, and sea salt! — because the salt from the chips complements the tangy flavor of the yogurt and cranberry sauce in the dip. I also think the Sweet Onion or Honey Dijon flavored chips would be delicious with this dip though!
Oh, and the folks at Kettle Brand asked if I’d share the dip with you via video, so, I did! Please excuse my rambling.
One last thing… since my video probably made you want to run to the store to stock up on Kettle Brand chips and dip ingredients, one lucky reader is going to win a $100 Visa gift card! Just answer this question: What is your favorite holiday dip? Aren’t the holidays just a wonderful season?
- What is your favorite kind of dip?
- If you could try any flavor of Kettle Brand Chips, which flavor would you try?
- What are you most excited to eat at Thanksgiving?!
[print_this]Roasted Garlic & Cranberry Dip A simple dip for your holiday parties. The tangy flavor of Greek yogurt and cranberry sauce pairs very well with Kettle Brand Sea Salt Potato Chips. For best results, prepare the dip at least a few hours before serving to allow the dip to thicken.Makes about 3/4 cup dip Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: n/a
- 1 bag Kettle Brand Potato Chips
- 4 cloves roasted garlic (tutorial here)
- 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (nonfat or 2%)
- Dash of salt
- Dash of pepper
- Dash of cinnamon
In a small bowl, mash the roasted garlic cloves until smooth. Place all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir until mixed well.[/print_this]