Give me a snorkel, I’m going in!! I’m running low on Triscuits, bread and things to dip into this soooo if you’re going to the store can you pick me up some extra? Thanks. Pick some extra up for yourself too, because this Kopanisti dip, from my lovely friend Heather‘s new book The Generous Table is going to totally knock your socks off. Socks knocker off-er.
I’m so very fortunate to live near Heather and have had the chance to get to know her through her gorgeous site and in person. She lights up whatever room she steps into, her genuine personality just radiates and oh my gosh, I can’t get over her laugh. Watch her book trailer! See what I mean? It just makes you smile.
A couple of months ago Heather, Beka, another girl friend and I had brilliant plans to go wine tasting through my little wine town which turned into us wine drinking and eating at one restaurant for hours, why lie here this is a safe space – and amongst the laughs, the chatter of child rearing, travel plans and husbands with hair brained ideas, and duh FOOD, we listened to Heather talk about this dip and it’s all to true addictive properties. Naturally, it just catapulted it to the top of my list of things to try as soon as I got my mitts on her book. It’s as old world as it gets, right from the yayas to Heather, to you.
She totally mastered this gorgeous dip. She even suggested using it as a sandwich spread – which is totally inspired. I am totally all for the eat-it-with-the-spoon approach, but I’ll be civilized.
Heather’s kopanisti is loaded with feta, roasted red peppers, mint (Mind. Blown.), garlic, pepper and zesty lemon. Yeah, seee – now you know why I’m out of things to dip into this?
Oh…There might have also been a slight issue with my indecisiveness because I also had to make her Meltaway Cookies, too. Don’t judge me. I just…just.. couldn’t not make them. LOOK AT ‘EM!!
So don’t mind me – but I have some dip to go devour and Ben just ate the very last of the Meltaway cookies, so I’m fresh out. I made him eat the remaining two so I didn’t feel so guilty about eating the entire batch myself. Glutton. It was a tense and honest moment with myself. I had to step away, they were too good.
With Heather’s book coming out on May 1st, we want to make sure that one lucky reader gets a signed win-it-before-you-can-buy it copy of Heather’s book The Generous Table. It’s full of seasonal recipes, and each season has celebrations that coincide with that time of year. So whether you’re celebrating a picnic, Easter, and open house brunch, or a big family birthday – Heather has you totally covered. Your friends will be utterly impressed. I just know it.
So go wish Heather a huge congrats on her stunner of a book. She is a gem through and through, you will love every single page.
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Heather Christo's Kopanisti Dip
12 ounces Feta, drained and cubed
4 ounces, Roasted Red Peppers, drained
1 cup Fresh Mint Leaves
¼ cup Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic, peeled
2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
In the bowl of a food processor, puree all of the ingredients until smooth and well combined, but still with some texture. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days until ready to use.
Heather Christo - The Generous Table
*Fine Print* All opinions are my own. Heather gave me a signed copy of her book to give away to a reader and gave me a copy to keep. I just love it. And her. I know you will, too.