Whether you are hosting a massive gathering of family and friends or just having a cozy dinner for two, everyone enjoys dips. The entire process of dipping an otherwise normal crudité into a creamy and satisfying bowl of happiness is second-nature. You have a chip? You need a dip. We took the liberty of searching through the ever-convenient Food Monster App and found 15 comforting dip recipes for you to try out. And yes, you are allowed to double-dip.
1. Roasted Red Pepper, Almond, and Harissa Dip
Need a last minute appetizer to serve to company? This Roasted Red Pepper, Almond, and Harissa Dip infused with Egyptian flavors is quick and simple to make, but it’s bursting with flavor. Red bell peppers and almonds are puréed with caraway seeds, cumin, coriander, and chili flakes to make it spicy. Serve it with crackers and crisp veggies.
2. Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip With Shiitake Bacon
Looking for an appetizer that’ll blow everyone away? Look no further, we have a Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip With Shiitake Bacon. Yes, you read that right.Sweet and savory caramelized onions and smoky Shiitake bacon top this amazing, gooey cheese dip. Serve with crispy toast to add crunch factor and you’ve got everything you need for the perfect party snack. This would also be a great option for backyard barbecues and game day parties.
3. Hearts of Palm Crab Dip
Hearts of palm is the vegan chef’s secret to imitating seafood flavors and textures. In this Hearts of Palm “Crab” Dip, the vegetable takes the place of crab in savory, creamy crab dip. All you have to do is mix it all together and odds are you already have most of the ingredients stocked in your pantry! This dip is best served with your favorite tortilla chips.
4. Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a classic. The almond milk and cashews make it creamy and rich while the artichoke and spices give it tang and texture. Once you heat everything up your guaranteed to have the perfect party snack.
5. Pumpkin Sage Hummus
This Pumpkin Sage Hummus would make a splendid addition to your holiday table! It’s light and flavorful so as to satisfy you but not spoil your whole meal. The pumpkin makes it so bright and pretty. Perfectly suited for fall snacking, don’t you think?
6. Roasted Parsnip and Horseradish Dip
Parsnips soften significantly when roasted, making them the perfect candidate for being transformed into dips. Blended together with horseradish, their subtle flavor gets a kick of spiciness. Serve this Roasted Parsnip and Horseradish Dip alongside crackers, chips, or fresh cut veggies!
7. Lentil, Walnut, and Mushroom Pâté
This easy to make Lentil, Walnut, and Mushroom Pâté is a silky, meat-free version of the French classic. This dish will win over the hearts of both former and current traditional pâté lovers and those who find the original dish disappointing.
8. Cheesy 7-Layer Nacho Dip
Making the perfect party appetizer doesn’t need to be time-consuming and pricey — just make this fantastic Cheesy 7-Layer Nacho Dip. It combines refried beans, olives cilantro, tomatoes, and everything else you could want into one seriously awesome snack. As if seven layers of nacho-dipping goodness aren’t enough, this dip is covered with a creamy and dairy-free cheesy sauce made from carrots and potatoes. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
9. Slow-Cooker Spiced Apple Butter
Have a sweet tooth? It’s okay, we got you. This Slow-Cooker Spiced Apple Butter is both wonderfully aromatic, and lick the spoon, well… jar clean delicious. It’s perfect for spreading on toast, topping oatmeal, dolloping on warm pancakes, smearing on fresh baked biscuits or muffins, in recipes, etc.
10. Baigan Bharta: Indian Char Roasted Eggplant Dip
Take a unique and exciting spin on traditional dips and bring the “wow” factor with this Baigan Bharta: Char Roasted Eggplant Dip. Look how beautiful!
11. Creamy Artichoke and White Bean Dip
This Creamy Artichoke and White Bean Dip is a healthier take on the classic, creamy dip we all know and love. White beans and a drizzle of olive oil take the place of dairy, making this lower in fat, too!
12. Miso Cauliflower Dip
Miso is one of those ingredients that has a way of completely enveloping dishes with a deep, pungent umami flavor. Additionally, miso pairs very well with the mild, creamy, nutty flavor of the cauliflower. Use this Miso Cauliflower Dip as a warm, crowd-pleasing dip, a nutritious pasta sauce, or as a topping for open-faced sandwiches.
13. Carrot Cake Dip With Spice Chips
Not one for baking? Well, you can still enjoy carrot cake with this amazing Carrot Cake Dip with Spice Chips. Swirls of the smoothest, richest coconut cream are dancing around with healthy notes of carrot, fruity bursts of juicy pineapple, sticky-sweet agave, and that crunch of roasty-toasty pecans that will become your newest obsession. Grab some chips and a secluded corner (no sharing!) because you’re going to be sitting there, bowl of spicy-sweet-ultra-creamy-carrot-cake dip on hand. …Or, share, if you want to.
14. Roasted Broccoli Pesto With Leeks, Roasted Almonds, and Lemon
While we typically associate pesto with pasta, this Roasted Broccoli Pesto With Leeks, Roasted Almonds, and Lemon pairs amazingly well with toast for breakfast, on a sandwich, and yes — on pasta, too. It’s rich and nutty from the almonds and roasted leeks, but the abundance of lemon makes it feel fresh. Thinly sliced, spicy radishes pair perfectly with the roasted, lemony flavors.
15. Lemon Artichoke Dip
This creamy, dreamy, drool-worthy Lemon Artichoke Dip is a must-make. This artichoke dip is made from a base of cashews that are blended with lemon juice, cheesy nutritional yeast, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Marinated artichoke hearts are folded into the dip before it gets popped into the oven and baked until warm and bubbly. Pair this with a big bowl of chips or fresh cut veggies.
Now you have an arsenal of comforting dips for all of your holiday needs. What do you planning on dipping? The possibilities are endless but we highly suggesting checking out the Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips for starters.
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Lead image source: Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip With Shiitake Bacon