Keeping that in mind, you might want to start thinking ahead to what you might consider preparing.
I always try to come up with a brand new dish to serve along with the tried and true party foods like our chicken slider sandwiches, corn and black bean salad, baked chicken wings, marinated shrimp, meatballs in our Balsamic Onion jam and stuffed mushrooms.
I admit I am truly in love with the pairing of our Persian Lime Olive Oil and our White Grapefruit Balsamic vinegar. I use this combo often and decided to use this pairing in an admittedly different way. This will be the new dish I'm adding to my menu.
Caribbean Bean Dip
½ cup Joe and Son’s Grapefruit Balsamic Vinegar
Garbanzo beans, 15 oz can, drained
1 medium avocado, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon cumin powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup pecans, finely minced (optional)*
Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in the pecans.
Adjust seasonings, if desired.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours and serve chilled with Plantain Chips.