You know, there's nothing else like a really good dip. It's the least fussy of appetizers. Just a bowl of something, alongside something to dip into it. Salsa or guacamole with tortilla chips. Hummus or baba ganoush with pita. Homemade dip says "I made this to share with you," the happy medium between "voila!! revere my mastery of the appetizer!!" and "OMG I totally forgot so on the way over I stopped for this can of Helluva Good French Onion and a bag of Utz."
And so, my new favorite dip: feta and roasted peppers.
I've made it three times in the past two weeks. I have heard tell that leftovers cause fistfights. If there's any trick to it at all, it's just an aesthetic one: you want a nice orange-y color, kind of brickish red, which requires mixing red peppers and yellow ones. But if you don't love how it looks, drizzle something on top. Few first impressions can't be improved by an artistic drizzle.