Summer Dip Recipes

Our favorite party-worthy summer dip recipes, like salsa, guacamole and hummus.
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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.

Get the Recipe: White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

Alton Brown's Salsa

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

Get the Recipe: Salsa

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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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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Buffalo Hummus

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

Get the Recipe: Buffalo Wing Hummus

Pizza Hummus

Tomato paste and herbs give this hummus some Italian flair.

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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.

Get the Recipe: Sour Cream and Onion Hummus

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.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn Salsa

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.

Get the Recipe: Curried White Bean Dip

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.

Get the Recipe: Gina's Spinach Dip

Cauliflower with Avocado-Cilantro Dip

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

Get the Recipe: Cauliflower with Avocado-Cilantro Dip


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

Get the Recipe: BLT Dip

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