Dips are such easy and versatile appetisers. They make great additions to charcuterie boards or meze platters and are excellent picnic companions.
As this deliciously wholesome Broccoli dip recipe shows us (as do our Vegan SpicachArtichoke Dip and Buffalo Cauliflower dip), there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to dips.
Stray from the path of standard cold dips to discover a world of warm dips that can be so much more than a simple appetiser.
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Broccoli is at its best during the winter months so we are favouring this broccoli cheese dip recipe for our fall picnics and winter alfresco adventures. Being a warm dip, it makes a perfect appetiser or addition to a picnic finger food menu for the cooler months.
Tip: If transporting this warm dip to a picnic, store it in a thermal food container to keep it warm and smooth. Or use an insulated lasagna carrier and transport it in the original baking dish. We give you tips for keeping food warm for a picnic here.
How to Serve Baked Broccoli Dip
It is best to serve this dip warm, although, if thinned a little with cream, it does well at room temperature.
Serve with crusty bread, pita bread, crackers or raw vegetable batons. A dip like this can also make a hearty addition to platter-style meals such as a mezze, or charcuterie board – the flavours work well with smoked meats, olives and stronger cheeses. It can also make a nice addition to a winter wine and cheese picnic.
- The basis of this recipe could lend itself to many vegetable variations such as spinach, kale or even mushroom.
- If you don’t like mozzarella or want a different flavour and lighter finish, feel free to switch out with something like feta instead.
- If you want a thinner dip, add a dash of heavy cream to the mix at the end.