5 Dips For More Than Just Chips
If your game day spread has flavors that lack, it's time to get a little creative with your snack
If your game day spread has flavors that lack, it's time to get a little creative with your snack
Veggies may be a clean-eating staple. But eating them the same old ways can tire even the most ardent veggie-lover. Instead, try your hand at these 10 fresh ways with nutrient-dense veg.
If you’re looking for the appeal of a deep-fried appetizer without any frying at all, these just might become your go-to option. Panko makes the exotic vegetable fries deliciously crunchy, while the cool, creamy, cashew-based dip adds a fresh, bright note.
Make afternoons in the sun tastier with this crowd-pleasing snack platter.
This traditional South American dipping sauce is spicy, tangy, fresh – and highly addictive.
Move over, avocado — these fresh, tasty and fun variations on guacamole are ripe for the dipping.
Roasted poblano peppers pureed with cheese and Greek yogurt make an easy, creamy dip. Turn up the heat with jalapeños.
The sweet artichoke meat tastes amazing dipped in the tangy lemon yogurt dip
This version of the Syrian roasted red pepper dip is sweetened with a date to avoid refined sugars. Urban suggests it as a snack for your next book club night, but we also love it as a topper for a piled-high bowl.
No need to order a fancy appetizer platter to wow your guests when you can create your own with our step-by-step guide, with options to customize to your taste and accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.
A little smoky, slightly sweet and paired with perfectly charred baby bell peppers, these wings are next level.
The key to this mayo-free dip is hearts of palm, which lend a light creaminess when blended up with lemon and Parmesan, for a twist on a classic.
While you can’t have conventional deep-fried French fries during the Whole30 challenge, you can have these heart-healthy wedges. Whether you prefer to bake or fry them, both options are compliant.
This tahini dip gets a flavor kick from harissa, a Moroccan chile pepper paste. Just read the label carefully to ensure it doesn’t contain added sugar. Use your favorite vegetables for dipping.
A meal version of the popular 7-layer dip, this salad is packed with tasty layers such as crisp lettuce, olives, cheese and avocado. Canned black beans add a source of protein without having to cook – for a twist, try mixing them with corn kernels for extra sweetness. You can use corn from the cob or frozen and thawed corn.
Loaded up with Tex-Mex toppings, this crowd-pleasing dip is deliciously easy. For a more intense black color, reduce the amount of hummus by half.
This roasted red pepper and feta dip combines the tangy flavor of feta with the sweetness of roasted red bell peppers to deliver a delicious snack or appetizer.
The fresh flavors of spinach, yogurt, goat cheese and mint make a great sauce, dip or dressing.
You can use this delicious curried dip as a sauce on pretty much anything or as a dip with some veggies.
This hummus uses avocado in place of tahini for an extra-velvety spin on everyone’s favorite dip. For best results, use Hass avocados, which are the creamiest variety.
Move over, apple butter. This simple blend is outrageous on just about everything. Some of our favorites? Try it spread on sliced fruit or slathered on pumpkin spice bread.
A sprinkling of Za’atar, an aromatic Middle Eastern blend of herbs and spices, gives these baked pita chips addictive flavor without the need for a ton of oil or salt.
For dining al fresco, there’s nothing better than having an assortment of freshly-made dips and dressings for pairing with grilled proteins, slaws, chips and more.
Made from fermented soybeans, miso paste is a probiotic food that helps improve gut health. Miso paste also contains minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. This dressing serves beautifully alongside summer slaws, soba noodles or grilled chicken.
Serve this fragrant salsa with grilled seafood or chicken, whole-grain pita chips or as an addition to a cheese platter.
Serve with cooked pasta, spoon over grilled fish or spread over whole-grain crusty bread and top with halved grape or cherry tomatoes.
Chips and dip can still be a part of your New Year's resolution with our homemade veggie chips – made from collard greens, taro and purple potatoes.
This Asian-inspired dip is versatile enough to use with any of our chips, and it just might be the easiest dip you've ever made – simply pop all the ingredients into a blender with a splash of water, whiz it up and you're done.
Make a homemade dip that doubles as a dressing to enjoy with sliced raw veggies and prepared leafy greens. Try this Creamy Dill & Cannellini Bean Dip with radishes, cucumbers and carrots or toss it with romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, red onion, cherry tomatoes and roasted fingerling potatoes for an easy lunch.
Game day isn’t the same without a rich, velvety dip. Serve with pita chips, tortillas or veggies like grape tomatoes or blanched asparagus and cauliflower.
"This particular recipe is a favorite of mine to make for my daughter when I want to do something decadent but also nutritious for her. It's so delicious that it makes her unafraid of vegetables." – Erin McKenna
Sweet honey and pungent ginger give this carrot dip just the right amount of punch. We love dipping bell pepper strips, snap peas or zucchini sticks into this velvety recipe.
Avocado, almond milk and cacao form the creamy base for this über-decadent chocolate dip. Make sure your avocado is well ripened to achieve the silkiest texture. Serve with any fresh fruit such as berries or sliced pears.
Radishes work well as sturdy scoopers for heavy dollops of rich dip – like this one, a fresh and creamy yogurt dip without the calorie overload.
Baba ghanoush lovers take note – this luscious dip is inspired by your favorite eggplant dip, but we’ve swapped in roasted cauliflower for a cruciferous twist. Try it with carrots and cucumbers or seasoned toasted pita chips.
This fondue is a light, clean twist on a dish of melted cheese that's bound to please. Follow Aimee Olexy's goat cheese version for a great appetizer or winter warmer.
Your slow cooker isn't just for stews anymore - use your favorite winter appliance to make a variety of sides all year long!
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The gang’s all here! From clean, creative takes on potatoes to all kinds of salads and crispy counterparts, you’re sure to find a summer’s worth of sides in this collection. Plus, get two bonus desserts!
Try our hot 'n' spicy wings, which rival the ones you'd find at your local sports bar, on Super Bowl Sunday, movie nights or even for simple weeknight suppers – and don't forget the Blue Cheese Dip!
Whether you're celebrating at a holiday bash or enjoying a quiet evening at home, this spicy low-fat guacamole is a healthy alternative to the store-bought variety.
Tosca Reno's yogurt cheese recipe, plus how to use it in low-fat creamy dips and decadent dessert toppings - all totally clean.
Light on the fat and heavy on the fiber, we use sweet potatoes for our cleaned-up French fries. The best part? A creamy, smoky chipotle sauce for dipping!
Yogurt lends a light creaminess to this cool guacamole, studded with colorful mango and dried cranberries, and crisp jicama and pepitas.
Now being gentle to bean-sensitive tummies won't mean having to sacrifice authentic taste: if we didn't know better, we'd swear this reader recipe was full of garbanzo beans!
Skordalia is a much-loved garlicky dip made with either bread or potatoes as a base, but here we've used both: The bread lightens up the consistency by absorbing some of the potato's starchiness.
We lighten up the traditionally rich Mexican appetizer queso fundido, Spanish for "cheese fondue," with Greek yogurt and cream cheese.
It doesn't get more decadent than this meaty, cheesy dip with homemade crispy pita chips. Low-fat sour cream and cream cheese help achieve a velvety texture without excess fat.
Finally! A guilt-free 5-layer Mexican dip! Have a fiesta with fresh flavors that won't make you hesitate to dip your chip again and again.
Soak up the numerous health benefits of olive oil with a taste of Tosca Reno's savory olive oil bread dip.
Serve this party-perfect greek feta dip with veggies, as a spread for burgers and sandwiches, or with chicken or veggie skewers.
Eggplant is a common vegetable throughout the Southern Mediterranean, where it is often fried. Roasting is a simpler, healthier method of preparing the nightshade veggie and removing any bitter edge. And it is even more delicious when made into an eggplant dip!
Prepare CE columnist Tosca Reno's earthy spread when you need a quick and easy vegetable dip.
Forget the hot wings! We've converted all the Buffalo chicken flavor you love into a totally portable – and addictive – Super Bowl dip.
Typically made with whipped feta, lemon and peppers, our version replaces some of the cheese with mild yet creamy lima beans and adds robust oregano, zippy lemon zest and spicy hot peppers.
Dress up your burger and fries with this clean, homemade ketchup recipe!
The flavor of this savory, creamy dip beats any store-bought or restaurant variety by a long shot. Chock-full of vegetables, it is significantly lower in both calories and fat, too.
This is a decadent and rich lobster dip that no one will guess is clean! When shopping for ingredients, purchase fresh-cooked lobster from your local fishmonger.
It's hard to believe these addictive, cheesy chips with creamy dip are just 1 gram of fat per serving!
Now being gentle to bean-sensitive tummies won't mean having to sacrifice authentic taste: if we didn't know better, we'd swear this reader recipe for zucchini hummus was full of garbanzo beans!