Beyond-Basic Dips for Any Party

We whipped up a batch of dips inspired by various global cuisines. They work just as well as flavorful starters as they do sauces to accompany (and instantly enhance) any too-plain meal.
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Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Garlicky Tomato-Pepper Dip

Use this deeply flavorful dip with your favorite veggies, or slather it on a sandwich or toasted baguette, in true French fashion.

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Fresh Green Chutney

This simple chutney pairs well with veggies or naan. Or spread it on turkey sandwiches and thank us later.

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Yogurt-Hummus Dip

You know you have hummus and yogurt kicking around in your fridge somewhere, so why not introduce them? This super-simple dip is perfect for veggies or toasted pitas. You can also slather it on a turkey sandwich or serve it with grilled chicken.

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Creamy Avocado Dip

Think of this dip as the creamy, tangy cousin to guacamole. The Parmesan may seem out of place, but it's a stand-in for hard-to-find Mexican cheese. Serve it with tortilla chips or veggies, or on the side with grilled chicken or steak.

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Creamy Miso Dip

This Japanese-inspired dip is perfect with veggies or tempura green beans, or drizzled over roasted sweet potatoes or salmon.

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