Dips not only make great party snacks, but can also give a special touch to your meat, fish or vegetarian main dish. Overall, dips go well with a variety of foods – whether it’s bread, raw vegetables, meat balls, nuts, or cheese. Making your own dips allows you to experiment with ingredients and flavors suited for any occasion.
Roasted Garlic & Rosemary White Bean Dip
Making a dip with a whole head of garlic might sound a bit risky at first. However, roasting garlic turns the flavorful bulb into a mild and sweet ingredient. This Roasted Garlic & Rosemary White Bean Dip is a simple recipe that brings together roasted garlic with creamy white beans and the lemon-pine flavor of rosemary. This dip is ideal for a board decorated with celery, green asparagus, crispy radish, and crackers.
Lemon, Pistachio and Feta Dip
In the Mediterranean, you can often find dips made with feta and a mix of herbs. If you are looking for a fancy, yet easy version of the classic Mediterranean dip, try this delicious Sweet Paul recipe. American Pistachios add a crunch and natural sweetness to this Lemon, Pistachio and Feta Dip. This creamy dip is great with vegetables and fruit alike. It can also make for a beautiful spread on some fresh bread.
The good thing about dips is you can prepare them days in advance. Most basic recipes require virtually no work other than blending the ingredients together. One of the most common dips is the classic, hummus. Hummus seems to have existed for centuries. Today, the delicious dip can be found in supermarkets around the world. But no store-bought hummus will be as creamy and fluffy as the one that you prepare by yourself. To make your own, you don’t need much more than chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and spices. Serve with crackers and vegetables for dipping.
Harvested in fall, U.S. Cranberries are a popular ingredient in all sorts of autumnal and winter recipes. The vibrant berry is adored for its tart sweet flavor, nutritional value, and bright red color.
This homemade Cranberry Dip combines the sweet flavor of the American original with the mild spiciness of curry. This mix of flavors brings in a touch of Indian cuisine to an otherwise BBQ style dip. It is best served with fried potato wedges, but also makes a great sauce for dark meat or chicken.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Hummus
For those interested in trying something more daring, Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Hummus will introduce you to the sweeter side of dips. Preparing this chocolate infused dip takes less than 10 minutes. However, it tastes even better if you leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy it with fruits, such as Washington Apples and fresh strawberries, or even on its own!