22 Easy Dip Recipes
Bonanza Bean Dip
French Onion Dip
Add pizzazz to potato chips or veggies with this dip made from sweet onions, sour cream, fresh chives, and cayenne pepper.
Roasted Vegetable Hummus Dip
Roasting the eggplant, zucchini, sweet pepper, onion and garlic intensifies the flavors of this dip. Try with toasted pita wedges.
Hot Artichoke and Roasted Pepper Asiago Cheese Dip
Roasted red sweet peppers fleck this dip with a festive crimson touch. Serve the warm, cheese-filled appetizer with bread or pita wedges, or some water crackers.
Mediterranean Eight-Layer Dip
We've seen a lot of dips through the years, but we've never forgotten this one -- juicy veggies, tangy olive tapenade and feta piled on a thick layer of hummus. We like to make it ahead and serve it with warm toasted pita wedges. Originally published: December 2005.
Garlic Shrimp Dip
Just add mayonnaise and cooked shrimp to purchased dip for this easy party treat.
Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Parmesan, Monterey Jack and Swiss cheeses give melty goodness to this classic dip. We served it with toasted pita chips, but you can use crackers or sliced baguette.
Slim Tex-Mex Taco Dip
Reduced-fat and fat-free ingredients trim the calories in Slim Tex-Mex Taco Dip.
Combine edamame and avocado with basil pesto, lemon juice and chopped tomato for this easy potluck dip.
This chunky, mild salsa gets a generous dose of snipped cilantro. Serve with everything from tortilla chips to chicken. Want more spunk? Add more jalapenos.
Artichoke hearts, dried tomatoes and sauce combine for a rich, creamy dip. Process Swiss cheese works best because traditional cheese sometimes breaks down when it's slow cooked.
This dip is actually a cheesy fondue we like with both bread and tortilla chips dunked into it.
For an appetizer in minutes, Wendy Porterfield of the Washington House Inn in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, bakes her cheesy dip for 10 minutes, stirs, then spoons it into pre-baked phyllo shells. Then, she bakes the shells 5 to 10 minutes more. "The phyllo cup version makes a great appetizer for a more formal party, where the dip version is great for a crowd," she says.
Combine tomatoes, fresh cilantro, onion, garlic and chili pepper with sugar and fresh lemon or lime juice for a fast, fresh-tasting salsa.
Mexican Seven-Layer Dip
Combine pantry ingredients, such as canned bean dip and taco sauce, for this easy dip. Serve with tortilla chips.
Try this sweet, colorful salsa with chips, fish or chicken, and feel free to switch the mango or melon for other summer fruits.
This cheesy dip uses just two ingredients and can be kept warm in your slow cooker. Serve it with veggies, corn chips or tortilla chips.
Other hot dips that are easy to assemble include Artichoke-Spinach Dip, Festive Bean Dip and Season's Eating Taco Dip.
Sweet and Spicy Caribbean BBQ Sauce
Cookbook author Nina Swan-Kohler created this sauce to remind her of the Caribbean flavors she enjoyed while living in Trinidad and Tobago after college. Brush the sauce -- a combination of honey, chili sauce and spices -- on beef, chicken or pork.
Chunky Fresh Tomato Salsa
"A very good fresh tomato salsa is within everyone's reach," says Chicago chef Rick Bayless. He developed this recipe for people who aren't knife wizards. It uses a food processor for the garlic, green chile, cilantro and half the tomatoes. "Green onions are the easiest to cut," he says, "but feel free to use white or red onion if that's what's available or appealing."
Black Bean Salsa
Nina Swan-Kohler of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, loves both food and football. She enjoys developing tailgating recipes and has published a collection in her cookbook, Tailgates to Touchdowns, Fabulous Football Food. "I developed Black Bean Salsa to serve over brats or burgers," Nina says, "but I recommend it as a tasty dip for tortilla chips, too."
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