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December 9, 2008

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Scarpetta Dips

Spoon me, dip me, spread me on a sandwich, swirl me in a risotto or bowl of pasta. Photography by Daniela Cuevas | THE NIBBLE.

WHAT IT IS: Vegetarian dips and spreads.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Fresh-tasting, great texture and interesting flavors (when was the last time you had an olive and almond spread?).
WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s a fun and delicious dip and spread, and an easy and versatile way to add healthy flavor to almost any savory dish.
WHERE TO BUY IT: and retailers nationwide; there’s a store locator on the company website,

Scarpetta: Versatile, Fun & Healthy Spreads & Dips

Page 2: Flavors

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Scarpetta Dip & Spread Flavors

The line is shelf stable, meaning that it does not require refrigeration until the jar is opened. It will keep on the shelf for 30 months; use it up within 7 to 10 days after opening.

Extra virgin olive oil, salt, wine vinegar and lactic acid (milk acid), which is found in sour milk products like yogurt and is used here as a natural preservative. There are no fillers; depending on the flavor, 71% to 96% of volume is pure vegetable.

Artichoke & Olive Spread & Dip
Green olive lovers will rejoice; Green olives, artichokes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Wine vinegar, Lactic acid

Try It With:

  • Cheese
  • Cold pasta salad or risotto
  • Crostini
  • Salad Dressings
  • Sandwiches

Scarpetta Asparagus Spread

Now you can enjoy asparagus year-round, captured at their peak of freshness in the spring. Photo by Emily Chang | THE NIBBLE.

Scarpetta Olive & Almond Spread

The almond in the Olive & Almond flavor provides crunchy texture and a bit more flavor than the artichoke in the Artichoke & Olive pairing. Photo by Emily Chang | THE NIBBLE.

Asparagus Spread & Dip

Use this asparagus purée with cheese, crostini and as a sandwich spreader, as well as:

  • Dip for crudités
  • With eggs
  • Pasta (we like fettuccine) with prosciutto and goat cheese
  • Risotto

Olive & Almond Spread & Dip

Use this spread with cheese, crostini and as a base for salad dressings; then see how well it goes with:

  • A Greek salad
  • A side sauce to top vegetables, chicken or fish.


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