When I entertain I like to have really delicious and really pretty foods for my guests. And sometimes really delicious, really pretty foods take a lot of time and effort to prepare. Which I don't mind. For a few things. But not for everything I'm serving. That's just too much work!
So I balance out those few time-&-effort consuming items with a lot of easy make-ahead really delicious and really pretty foods. Like this trio of fruit dips, served with fresh strawberries.
I love to serve a beautiful platter of fresh fruit with yummy dips. But know what I hate? ... that also just so happens to be time-consuming? Cutting up all that fruit.
Mmm, hmmm ... sometimes I'm just not in the mood for fruit peeling and chopping. So that's when I simplify and go with my one-fruit-three-dips strategy ... strawberries and a trio of delicious dips. They're pretty. They're delicious. And they're easy.
I just give a big bunch of fresh strawberries a quick rinse, pat them dry a bit, and pile them on a platter. Done. And leaving the leaves on saves time and effort, and looks nice too! Then I nestle in three delicious dips for dippin'.
And here are three of my favorite fruit dips to nestle in that big ol' pile of beautiful strawberries.
Oh, and if you do feel like cutting up other fruit ... this dip is a-mazing with bananas.
2. Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip - Here's another super easy, super yummy dip that goes great with strawberries. Simply stir together some Greek yogurt, Nutella, and a tiny touch of ground cinnamon ... and you've got one creamy and delicious dip.
3. Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip - The zing of fresh lemon with the sweetness of fresh strawberries is a fabulous pairing. And garnishing this dip with bright yellow fresh lemon zest brings a beautiful pop of color to the presentation. Pretty, isn't it? Note ... we have tried this dip with other fruits for dipping, and simply didn't like it as well as we do with strawberries. We suggest strawberries as the dippers of choice.
All three of these delicious dips can be made in advance, which makes them great choices for my easy make-ahead really delicious and really pretty party foods. Arrange them on a platter, pile on the strawberries, and dip away to your heart's content! Easy entertaining style.