Summer Dip Recipes

There’s no better way to start your summer party than with a crowd-pleasing favorite: dip! Whether you’re scooping it up with chips or crunchy crudités, these recipes are sure to please.

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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 and is the secret ingredient. Serve it with tortilla chips or veggies, or on the side with grilled chicken or steak.

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Greek yogurt’s thicker texture eliminates the need to drain yogurt in cheesecloth as most commonly seen in tzatziki recipes. Wringing out the moisture from your cucumber ensures that the tzatziki stays thick and creamy. We chose fresh dill and mint over dried to provide the brightest flavor possible.

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Summer Salsa With a Shot

This fresh tomato salsa has just a dash of heat from some jalapeno, but a couple tablespoons of tequila help kick it up to a new level.

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Creamy Homemade Hummus

Once you make your own hummus you’ll never go back to store-bought again! Molly shows you how to whip up a batch of this creamy dip with just a few, simple ingredients.

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Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized onions might seem like they're better suited for fall, but trust us — this savory chip dip is unbelievably delicious with crunchy summer veggies.

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Alton Brown's Guacamole

Alton Brown ensures his spices mesh evenly with avocado pulp using a potato masher, leaving the satisfying chunky factor to diced fresh tomatoes and onions.

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Zesty Herb Dip

A quick-and-simple dip for crudites is a must at any summer get-together. This one comes together with just a handful of ingredients: tangy sour cream, some spices from your pantry, a touch of lemon and fresh herbs. Easy!

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White Bean Dip With Pita Chips

Blend canned white beans with garlic, lemon and olive oil for a super-flavorful, easy-to-make dip to serve with homemade pita chips or sliced vegetables.

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Spicy Cilantro-Yogurt Dip

This green dip is tangy and spicy and great with grilled flat bread or cut-up vegetables for dipping.

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Spicy Feta Dip

Valerie gives salty feta a nice, spicy kick by mixing chile paste and garlic into it. Roasted red pepper rounds the flavor out, adding just a touch of subtle natural sweetness.

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Grilled Corn Salsa

Michael Chiarello grills up corn and tomatoes for a sweet and smoky salsa, perfect with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos.

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Roasted Garlic Dip

Roasting garlic mellows its flavor, making it milder and much sweeter — the perfect complement to the savory pancetta and tangy cream cheese in this dip.

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Buffalo Hummus

Ensure well-fed guests with this hummus boasting flavors of yet another party favorite: buffalo wings.

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Alton Brown's Salsa

Make Alton's chunky salsa the day before a party so its flavors can meld together in the fridge.

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Lima Bean-Tahini Dip

This bright green dip is every bit as flavorful as you’d expect. Chock-full of fresh herbs, citrus, nutty tahini and salty crumbled feta is the bold accompaniment your summer crudités deserve.

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Tangy Guacamole-Ranch Dip

Bring two crowd-pleasing favorites (guacamole and ranch dressing) together in this creamy dip for crunchy pita chips.

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Sour Cream and Onion Hummus

This hummus is inspired by the flavor of sour cream and onion potato chips. Serve it with pita chips for dipping, or if you really want to double up on the flavor, serve it with the potato chips it was named for.

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Basil Ranch Dip

Use prepared pesto in this buttermilk ranch-style dip for bold basil flavor in a matter of minutes.

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Cauliflower with Avocado-Cilantro Dip

Serve this creamy green dip with cauliflower for a crunchy potato chip-alternative.

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Greek Layer Dip

If you love Mediterranean flavors, then this layered dip is for you. Inspired by Greek cooking, this crowd-pleasing starter features Baba Ghanoush, Tzatziki and an olive-and-pepper dip. Crumbled feta and tomatoes are the perfect finishing touch.

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Sandra Lee transforms the traditional BLT sandwich into this fun and tasty dip.

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Pizza Hummus

Tomato paste and herbs give this hummus some Italian flair.

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Claire Robinson's Easy Tzatziki

The key to great tzatziki? Make sure you drain all the excess liquid off the grated cucumber before adding it to your yogurt. This guarantees a dip that's lusciously thick and cream — and full of flavor.

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Gina Neely's Spinach Dip

Gina's dip has all the creamy, cheesy goodness of classic spinach dip, but with a bit of a kick from a can of diced green chiles.

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Giada's Curried White Bean Dip

Crisp up some pita bread in the oven for the perfect vehicle for Giada's curry-spiced cannellini dip.

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