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Italian Salad-Inspired Spreads

This Caprese Dip by Food Gospel According to Ruth is a Cheesy Dip

— October 17, 2012 — Lifestyle
Heaven does exist in a casserole dish form known as the caprese dip by Food Gospel According to Ruth. For those who have frequented Italian restaurants enough to know the wonder that is caprese salad, this salad-inspired spread does not disappoint and stays true to its roots.

A traditional caprese salad, which consists of sweet tomatoes, Boston mozzarella and aged balsamic vinegar, is often served on a platter and topped with a sprig of basil. This caprese dip by Food Gospel According to Ruth takes an entirely new approach by trading in a plate for a casserole dish.

Fill a casserole dish with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil and place in a hot oven until the cheese is a masterpiece of melted and bubbly perfection. Perfect as an appetizer or side, this salad spread can be served with crackers, crusty french bread and veggie sticks. With this on the appetizer table dinner might not even be necessary.
Trend Themes
1. Italian-inspired Spreads - Disruptive innovation opportunity: introducing new twists on traditional Italian dishes in the form of spreads can attract a wider range of customers and provide more ways to enjoy familiar flavors.
2. Salad-inspired Dips - Disruptive innovation opportunity: experimenting with different types of salads as inspiration for dips can provide new tastes and textures for consumers looking for something different to try.
3. Casserole Dish Creations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: transforming popular dishes into casserole form can make them easier to serve and share for parties and gatherings while also offering a unique take on familiar classics.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - Disruptive innovation opportunity: companies in the food industry can develop new product lines and flavors inspired by traditional Italian dishes and salads to appeal to more diverse tastes.
2. Party Supplies - Disruptive innovation opportunity: party supply companies can create new products and tools designed specifically for serving and sharing casserole dishes and dips.
3. Restaurant Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: restaurants can experiment with new ways to present popular dishes to customers by incorporating new formats and presentations like casseroles and dips.
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