The season for picnics, pool parties, holiday gatherings, and general get-togethers is in full force. It’s the best time of the year as we get to enjoy good weather, good company and good food all at once! Whether you’re the host or a guest at the next family party, you should be on top of the chips and dips situation.
Store-bought dips are generally filled with unhealthy ingredients and preservatives so providing homemade dips and spreads for everyone is a great idea.
Not to mention, you will save money and you get to pick which ingredients go into it.
1. Loaded Queso Dip
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Who doesn’t need an awesome cheese dip at one point or another in their lives? In this Loaded Queso Dip, potato, onions, vegetable broth, and spices are joined together to create the perfect creamy base which you can then top with anything you want! Stick to these traditional queso toppings or go for a fusion dip, up to you!
2. Cheesy 7-Layer Nacho Dip
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Making the perfect party appetizer doesn’t need to be time-consuming and pricey — just make this fantastic Cheesy 7-Layer Nacho Dip. It combines refried beans, olives cilantro, tomatoes, and everything else you could want into one seriously awesome snack. As if seven layers of nacho-dipping goodness aren’t enough, this dip is covered with a creamy and dairy-free cheesy sauce made from carrots and potatoes. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
3. Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip With Shiitake Bacon
Looking for an appetizer that’ll blow everyone away? Sweet and savory caramelized onions and smoky Shiitake bacon top this amazing, gooey cheese dip. Serve with crispy toast to add crunch factor and you’ve got everything you need for the perfect party snack. This Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip With Shiitake Bacon would also be a great option for backyard barbecues and game day parties.
4. Roasted Vegetable Rainbow Hummus
We’ve all been seeing rainbow desserts popping everywhere this spring, but how about a savory dish with all the colors of the rainbow? Meet this Roasted Vegetable Rainbow Hummus. Not only does this creamy hummus contain all the colors of the rainbow, this recipe gives you six different flavors of hummus and each one is more delicious than the last. From a smoky purple chipotle to the yellow turmeric hummus, these dips are guaranteed to impress whoever tastes (or sees) them.
5. Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a classic. The almond milk and cashews make it creamy and rich while the artichoke and spices give it tang and texture. Once you heat everything up your guaranteed to have the perfect party snack.
6. Healthier Roast Garlic and Onion Dip
Need a dip for the weekend game day get-together that doesn’t break the calorie bank? This Healthier Roast Garlic and Onion Dip is a real crowd pleaser — there won’t be any leftovers. Start by caramelizing two whole heads of garlic. Then, you toast some dehydrated onions and add them to flavorful seasonings: parsley, celery seeds, roasted scallions, and nutritional yeast. Blend it all up with some silken tofu and it’s good to go!
7. Roasted Red Pepper Almond and Harissa Dip
Need a last minute appetizer to serve to company? This dip infused with Egyptian flavors is quick and simple to make, but it’s bursting with flavor. Red bell peppers and almonds are puréed with caraway seeds, cumin, coriander, and chili flakes to make it spicy. Serve this Roasted Red Pepper Almond and Harissa Dip with crackers and crisp veggies.
8. Miso Cauliflower Dip
Miso is one of those ingredients that has a way of completely enveloping dishes with a deep, pungent umami flavor. Additionally, miso pairs very well with the mild, creamy, nutty flavor of the cauliflower. Use this Miso Cauliflower Dip recipe as a warm, crowd-pleasing dip, a nutritious pasta sauce, or as a topping for open-faced sandwiches.
9. Sriracha Mango Dip
Any snack enthusiast knows, dips are a make-or-break food. After all, what good is a beautiful spread of veggies and crackers paired with a flavorless dip? Well, you definitely won’t into that problem with this amazing Sriracha Mango Dip! Packed with fresh mango chunks, spicy Sriracha powder, and maple syrup, this dip is sweet, tangy, zesty, and delicious!
10. Thyme and Pistachio White Bean Dip
Get your pitas warm and ready because you’re going to want to make this delicious white bean dip ASAP. The vegan goat cheese, pistachio, and thyme pair together beautifully. Creamy, flavorful, and unique, this Thyme and Pistachio White Bean Dip is sure to be a party favorite.
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