I am always looking for quick and easy appetizers. I could skip the entree anytime. Sometimes my husband and I will have a late night dinner after the kids go to bed. At ten PM, I do not want a big steak and mashed potatoes. My husband might but that is another post. I like to have small plates that go well with a cocktail or glass of wine. So I am always coming up with new appetizers.
I came up with this idea by rummaging through the fridge and using lunch leftovers. We had a few slices of salami, ham and cheese. I also spotted a few jars of peppers on the back shelf. I just chopped everything up and added a tablespoon of creamy Italian dressing. Slice a few pieces of a baguette and you have yourself an appetizer!
Are you thinking about what you will put in your hoagie dip?
Here are some ideas that work:
- pickled mushrooms
- chopped lettuce,onions or tomatoes
- chopped olives
- any type of cheese
Use your imagination! I mix about a cup of chopped hoagie fix-ins with 1 to 2 tablespoons of Italian dressing. If you like mayonnaise, you can use that. Caesar dressing works well too. Toast your bread if you like but you can also be lazy like me and just serve it sliced.
You can double or triple this ingredients if your having a party. It's all good!