I’m one of those people that is interested in finding recipes for desserts in the not so sweet category. In coming up with a menu for watching a sporting event, I thought a savory nut dip would fit the bill. You can pair this dip with either crisp, citrus-y apples, carrots or pretzels. See more upscale recipes in our Classy Sports party theme menu.
MAKES ENOUGH DIP FOR AT LEAST 72 APPLE SLICES
GET OUT THE FOOD PROCESSOR
2 CUPS smoked roasted almonds
5 TB peanut oil
Pulse nuts till very crumbly. Drizzle oil into running processor. Process with light touch.
ADD FLAVOR TO THE MIXTURE
2 TB tamari
1/4 CUP of water
juice of 1 lime
2 TB maple syrup
1 TB smoked salt
Add all ingredients to almond mixture. Process till combined.
SLICE THE APPLES
juice of 1/2 lime
Slice apples in half, quarter. Remove core, cut each quarter into 6 slices. In bowl, toss apple slices with freshly squeezed lime juice. When displaying, stick one or more apple slices in dip to encourage dipping.
See more tips for creating a five-star menu for watching the game in 18 Classy Sports