Great party – (great bar + great people) = great dips

On the last Saturday of March I organized a birthday party together with @pibenoit. Together we lived already 50 years on this planet, so that deserved a great party. To surprise the guests, I made 3 dips: a homemade pesto, a eggplant and pepper dip and guacamole. Everyone liked them, so we were happy.

Cooking for 50 people asks for enough ingredients…

A. Pesto: Hazelnut, Pistachios, Basil

According to my friends this was the best dip of the three. So I’m happy to share it with you. It’s an own creation, so I hope you like it. Feel free to change the quantities, but I used these ones.

What do you need? (enough for 4 serves) 1,5 dl olive oil, a clove of garlic, 30 grams of pistachios, 30 grams of hazelnut, enough of fresh basil (at least 30 grams), 20 grams of parmigiano cheese, pepper, salt

What do you do? Roast the nuts. Add the olive oil, garlic, nuts and basil in a blender. Blend it! Add the cheese and blend shortly. Buon Appetito.

Pesto for 16 people. It looks disgusting, don't you think? But I promise that the taste was ok!

B. Eggplant and pepper dip (thx to Delicious Magazine)

I will not copy paste the recipe of Delicious. You can find it when you click on this link.


I really liked the coriander and pepper taste. It’s a dip I will certainly make again. It gives your party a sunny feeling although it’s still winter.

I guess it fits also perfect with a summer barbecue. Our guests also liked it, and so @pibenoit and I, we were very satisfied, but I still have one remark.

Dear Delicious Editor, 

I like your magazine and the recipe a lot, but I still have a little remark. There were 50 people at our party, so I thought: let’s made dip for 16 persons. The recipe on your website is made for 8 serves, so I doubled everything. The picture shows youhow much I made. I really followed the instructions and I still had more than 2,5l ofdip. 2,5l for 16 serves. 16 was even too much for 50. So, my remark and question for you is: Is it possible that the quantities are wrong? I can’t imagine you eat so much dip with only 16 people.


2,5 liter of dip?

C. Guacamole

Is there something better than Tortilla chips with homemade guacamole? Maybe homemade tortilla chips and homemade guacamole eating on a beach in South-America, but that’s of course pretty impossible. To give our guests a Southern summer feeling, I also made Guacamole.

What do you need? (4 serves) 2 ripe avocados, half of a lime, pepper, salt, half a clove of garlic, half of a hot pepper (for the real authentic recipe, you also have to add tomato.)

What do you do? Cut avocado in large chunks and mash coarsely in large bowl with a fork. Immediately add the lime juice and stir so the avocado does not discolour. Season with pepper, salt and add the chopped garlic and pepper. Taste and season if the taste is not ok.

I had to make a lot, because there were 50 people. This picture shows you the quantity for our 50 people, and you have to know that I made it for 16 serves.

Guacamole for 50 people