Homemade spreads and dips featuring all-natural ingredients at any and all production stages, spreads that are additive free and have undergone little industrial processing are spreads to look out for. They are thick and sauce-like and have had their raw ingredients concentrated without mechanical intervention or the addition of preservatives. Folded together those ingredients give spreads and dips a velvety texture which ideally showcases the ingredients’ sensory traits. They could be dairy-, plant- or meat-based, they could be sweet, tart, or spicy but they are all based on a range of traditional Greek products such as cheese, vegetables, and legumes in combination with olive oil, Greek yogurt, aromatic herbs, spices, and garlic. Bursting with flavor and taste they are flooded with traditional Greek elements. Greek cuisine features countless, delicious spreads that will grace bruschettas, crackers, or crusty chunks of bread and dip combinations that will make your breadsticks, crudités, seafood, or morsels of meat and fish happy to "dive” into.
Pâtés and dips are spreads or thick sauces which we use, to dip small bread slices, breadsticks, vegetable sticks, seafood, and small pieces of meat or fish in them. We can also spread them over slices of bread, in sandwiches, on crackers and baked potatoes or use them as original dressings on salads. They are usually served as an appetizer, a snack or as a delicious accompaniment to a drink.