This is a tasty, healthy, no-stress recipe to serve when people come over. The variety of tastes makes it a hit and will intrigue the palate to keep you coming back for more!
It is so low-stress, it is more a loose suggestion than a recipe: Combine ingredients with pleasing flavors in proportions that suit you, top with flax oil, and serve.
I recommend scooping it up with chunks of bread. Pick a loaf that is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside for a lovely texture contrast.
For the dip, use something salty (capers, cheese, olives), something sour (olives, capers, lemon juice), something with richness or oleogustus (olives, cheese, flax oil), and maybe some heat (raw garlic, red pepper flakes).
The whole thing will be loaded with umami from the cheese, garlic, and olives. Using fresh herbs such as rosemary, or even capers or lemon zest, offers a pleasing astringency for balance. If you want a hint of sweetness, too, add a drizzle of aged balsamic or roast the garlic beforehand.
Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP, NNCP, is a Vancouver-based educator and coach. She is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog and can answer your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Product Information Specialist at Flora.