What’s one thing you can do without even thinking about it? Blink? Sure. Breathe? Yes, but you’re missing the point. Deep within the recesses of the human mind, within the subcortex of the brain, lies the impulsive nature to grab a chip off of a platter, dip it into the appropriate sauce, and proceed to eat it. It’s just what we do, and we’re proud of it. We went through the Food Monster App and found fun and exciting chips and dip creations. Celebrate with us with some of our favorite chips and dips!
These Chili Coated Plantain Crisps With Lime Ketchup by Renee Press are great for parties, or an afternoon snack and are perfect for when you have a potato chip craving. They are best warm, but if you slice them about half as thick as these, and bake them until they’re extra crispy, you’ll have something very close to a potato chip that will keep and travel well. You can find plantains at most grocery stores now, but they’ll be much more affordable at an Asian or Latino market. Look for ones that are still green; they should be firm without too many brown spots.
Source: Creamy Zucchini Hummus
Many people are sensitive to chickpeas; they tend to be hard to digest. This Creamy Zucchini Hummus recipe from the Raw and Radiant cookbook is made with zucchini instead. Still creamy and flavorful, but easy to digest! A great way to enjoy fresh veggies!
Crispy, crunchy corn chips that are 100 percent free from oil! Molly Patrick‘s Oil-Free Chili Lime Spiked Corn Chips are perfect for those who are trying to eat more whole, plant-based foods but don’t want to give up on crunchy snacks. Lime and chili powder pair perfectly together. Then, all you need is the dip! These pair well with creamy dips like hummus or with low-salt salsa.
Source: Cashew and Salsa Queso Dip
Robin Runner‘s Cashew and Salsa Queso Dip is perfect for game day or whenever you’re craving something cheesy, but without the dairy! The blend of cashews, salsa, and spices makes this dip extra zesty, and ready for your chips and veggies.
Source: Smoky BBQ Kale Chips
Buffy-Ellen Gill‘s crispy, crunchy Smoky BBQ Kale Chips taste just like the burger rings you had grown up – except they’re made with good ingredients. The kale chips are marinated in a combination of tomato, shallot, nutritional yeast, sea salt, with a dash of miso for cheesiness, and a pinch of cayenne for bite. Then all you need to do is pop them into a dehydrator or oven and wait.
Source: Spicy Balsamic Eggplant Chips
Source: Pizza Hummus
Saturated with umami flavor, this Pizza Hummus from the Real Food Really Fast cookbook is like a roasted tomato puree, voluptuous “cheese” sauce, and the creamiest hummus possible all wrapped up in one spreadable, dippable package. Just a touch of red pepper flakes lend a faint, piquant bite, exactly the way a good slice ought to.
Source: Baked Zucchini Chips
Whether you are a fan of these veggies or aren’t too keen on them, you will adore Courtney West‘s Baked Zucchini Chips served with a refreshing, summer-inspired tahini dip. Since zucchini is a great source of manganese, vitamin C, and dietary fiber, you don’t have to feel guilty about eating a hearty portion of these chips.
Source: Creamy Cucumber Herb Dressing
Lindsay Clarke‘s cashew-based Creamy Cucumber Herb Dressing is creamy but so refreshing! This is a very cooling dip or topping that could be brilliantly paired with spicy foods. What you do with this dressing is entirely up to you. Try it on salads, in wraps, and over cooked veggies (and pizza, of course.)
Source: Okra Chips
Mariko Sakata‘s Okra Chips are un-fried, raw, and good for you! Salty and crunchy just like potato chips but with a hint of okra flavor. Okra is packed with vitamins and minerals, high in dietary fiber, and low in calories!
Source: Roasted Beetroot Hummus
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