You do have to be a fan of garlic to enjoy this dip, but if you’re looking for a tasty way to scare off vampires — oh, yummy!

Garlic-Prosciutto Dip


2–5 whole bulbs of garlic
4–10 slices of prosciutto
minced fresh basil, to taste
black pepper, to taste


Peel most of the skin from the garlic, leaving the bulbs intact (don’t break apart the cloves). Wrap in tin foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, then let cool.

Cut the prosciutto into bite-sized pieces and brown it 5 to 10 minutes in a non-stick pan, just until slightly crisp. Add basil and pepper to taste.

Peel the rest of the skin off the roasted garlic and put the cloves into an oven-safe serving dish (so you can make this ahead and re-heat the dip as required).

Mash the garlic cloves. Stir in the prosciutto pieces. Taste to see if you need more basil and/or pepper.

Serve warm with pita triangles or nan bread.

Giving credit where credit is due… this recipe came to me from my grown-up niece, the swingingly single Samantha. She is one girl who really knows how to throw together an appetizer… and I freely admit that her garlic-prosciutto dip is far better than the recipe I always used to use, as well as being easier to put together.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. domestika

    Yeah, Kate, if it works like it does for my fat old garlic-munching barn cat, you can serve this dip and no one will get fleas!
    ;-) Jen

  2. Kate

    I’m excited to try this recipe. Ummm… it sounds great! Plus, garlic has so many healthy benefits!

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