Sauteed Grape and Goat Cheese Dip
Everyone needs a go-to party appetizer recipe that can be prepared at the very last minute. This is mine.
A couple of years ago, I attended a cookbook signing event hosted by Michael Natkin, author of Herbivoracious. He made a dip similar to this, and it had a room full of bloggers and food writers raving.
I left inspired, wanting to recreate this dish with a cheap recipe twist. I made a few tweaks and came up with a less expensive but still delicious dip that I have made for many parties since then.
The best part? It literally takes just a minute or two to throw together.
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When To Serve This Dip
This is a crowd-pleaser of a dip that is appropriate for any type of party:
- A backyard summer get-together
- A baby shower
- A bachelorette party or bridal shower
- A wine and cheese party
- Goat cheese (two four-ounce packages purchased at ALDI) = $3.98
- Grapes (approximately one cup) = $.99
- Green onion (1 stalk) = $.15
Total cost for dip = $5.12
Serve with a batch of homemade crackers (on left), which costs just 50 cents to make
Got (approximately) 30 seconds? Then you can make a variety of SUPER easy appetizers that take less than a minute to make! Yes, I’m serious. These recipes are perfect for entertaining, when you need low-fuss foods to feed a crowd.
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half
- 1 green onion, chopped
- Sea salt
- Olive oil
- Spread goat cheese on the bottom of a small serving dish.
- Right before you're ready to serve, saute halved grapes in one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds.
- Pour grapes and any remaining olive oil from the pan over the goat cheese. Top with green onions. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Serve immediately.