Italian Seven Layer Dip

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Italian Seven Layer Dip : Fresh and healthy ingredients make this one ideal for every season !

Italian Seven Layer Dip : Fresh and healthy ingredients make this one ideal for every season !

It is very important to me, wherever I travel, to see the street market. It shows a lot about the way people live, what they eat, the sound of their language, joy, culture, music, spices … everything.

Italian Seven Layer Dip : Fresh and healthy ingredients make this one ideal for every season !
Since spring has definitely arrived, my Saturday mornings are defined by a walk around the stands and looking for fresh, crispy vegetables and fruits. Freshly baked bread, too. Although I am fond of winter and snow, the colours of spring are really beautiful. First vegetables are here, grown on local farms, prepared to nourish us after winter hibernation period that arrived two months later than usual.

Italian Seven Layer Dip : Fresh and healthy ingredients make this one ideal for every season !
Spring onions, radishes and celery were my choice to serve with Italian Seven Layer Dip. And some two coloured potato chips, of course.

Italian Seven Layer Dip : Fresh and healthy ingredients make this one ideal for every season !
And then, with a basket full of goodies, coffee it is. And the newspapers. Pretty old fashioned way, isn’t it ? But, I like the smell of morning papers.

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Italian Seven Layer Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian Seven Layer Dip
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 - 8 people
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Ricotta
  • 1 ½ cup red bell pepper roasted, chopped
  • 1 ½ cup tuna chunks
  • 3 Tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp mozzarella sliced, chopped
  • 8 kalamata olives pitted, sliced and 2 Tbsp capers
  • 3 -4 Tbsp roasted pignolli /pine nuts
  • Blue and white potato chips
  • Seasonal vegetables to taste

Instructions

  1. Spread Ricotta on the bottom of 8 inches ø shallow bowl. Salt to taste.
  2. Continue with layer of bell peppers, then top with tuna chunks, chopped basil, mozzarella, olives and capers.

  3. Garnish with previously roasted pignoli. If not at hand, roasted almond slices serve well.
  4. Serve immediately with fresh vegetables and potato chips or cover and refrigerate.
  5. Fresh is the best but could be made one day in advance.

 

Spread Ricotta on the bottom of 8 inches ø shallow bowl. Salt to taste. 2.Continue with a layer of bell peppers, then top with tuna chunks, chopped basil, mozzarella, olives and capers. 3.Garnish with previously roasted pignoli. If not at hand, roasted almond slices serve well. 4.Serve immediately with fresh vegetables and potato chips or cover and refrigerate. Fresh is the best but could be made one day in advance.

 

 

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