Few flavors can overpower a dish like raw onion and garlic. Although delicious and what you may be looking for in certain recipes, a cook has to be very careful with these ingredients. Too little and you’ll miss out of delicious flavors. Too much and you take away from other elements of the dish.
However, here is a way to achieve the aromatic pleasure of these ingredients while cutting back on their sharpness. Roasting these vegetables is a tremendous way to do so! Using high, intense heat, you can use the high sugar content to caramelize them. Caramelizing brings out natural sweetness while turning them golden brown, tender and almost spreadable. In this state, they mix very well and distribute their delicious sweet flavor throughout the dish.
That is why roasted garlic and onions are great for dips and spreads.
Onion and garlic are terrific and standard elements of many dips, but roasting them beforehand helps them mix and even spread their sweet flavors throughout. So we thought we would try this technique on a very traditional zesty pinto bean dip. The results, as you can imagine, were dynamite.
Cheesy, spicy, sweet, smooth and creamy, this recipe has all it’s bases covered and is perfect for serving up for large groups or snacking on throughout the week. Whip up a batch and serve up with pita chips, tortilla chips or veggies.
Whether you need something to serve at your game day party or for a Sunday afternoon family get together, dips and spreads like this one are the perfect answer. And there is much more where that came from! Download a free copy of our Dips and Spreads Cookbook today for delicious and original recipes. As always, there is so much more to taste at our Recipe page, where you can find simple and tasty dish ideas or find more of our awesome and free cookbooks.
Summertime is the perfect time to try this tasty recipe featuring Randall Beans Pinto Beans.