Are you tired of the same old dips? Introducing the Orange Olive Oil Dip, a flavorful and unique dipping sauce made from mandarin oranges and mustard. This Croatian inspired recipe is not only delicious but also made with locally sourced ingredients, particularly from the Neretva Valley in Croatia. The Neretva Valley is known for its fertile soil and ideal climate, making it the perfect place for growing mandarins.
Mandarins from the Neretva Valley: The Heart of Orange Olive Oil Dip
Mandarins from the Neretva Valley are the key ingredient in this delicious dipping sauce. These oranges are known for their sweet and tangy flavor, making them the perfect addition to the mustard base. The Neretva Valley's fertile soil and ideal climate make it the perfect place for growing these juicy and flavorful mandarins.
Croatian Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Elevating the Flavor
The Orange Olive Oil Dip is made with a generous amount of Croatian extra virgin olive oil, which elevates the flavor of this dipping sauce. Olive oil is an essential ingredient in Croatian cuisine and using the extra virgin variant gives the sauce a sharp and distinct taste.
Fresh Bread: The Perfect Companion for Orange Olive Oil Dip
This Orange Olive Oil Dip is best enjoyed with fresh bread, such as a baguette, cut into slices for dipping. The combination of the soft and chewy bread with the sharp and tangy sauce is a match made in heaven. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or looking for a unique appetizer, this dipping sauce is sure to impress your guests.
Orange Olive Oil Dip (Mandarinak)
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- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Croatian extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 mandarin orange, grated, peeled, and separated
- Sea salt (optional)
In a medium bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard and honey until well combined.
Gradually pour in the Croatian extra virgin olive oil while whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth and emulsified.
Add the grated mandarin orange and stir to combine.
Taste the sauce and season with sea salt if desired.
Mix well and add mandarin orange slices for dipping.
Serve the dipping sauce in a small bowl alongside your favorite vegetables, meats, or breads.
The Croatian extra virgin olive oil adds a sharp bite to the sauce and goes perfectly with a fresh baguette. Serve this Orange Olive Oil Dip as an appetizer at your next gathering and enjoy the unique flavor of Croatia.