Have a potluck or get together coming up? Maybe a Big Game party? This collection of easy Homemade Dip Recipes will help you put on the best appetizer spread ever!
You’ll find easy versions of so many classic dips like pico de gallo, queso blanco and hummus. If you want something more unique, we’ve got great dips from around the world like guasacaca (Venezuelan guacamole), tyrokafteri (spicy Greek feta dip), moutabal (Middle Eastern eggplant dip), and so many more great dips ideas!
Your parties have never been easier or more tasty! All of these crowd pleasing dip recipes are sure to be a hit!
Chop, cook, mix and mash your way through all our great Homemade Dip Recipes. You’ll never go back to store bought again! Have fun…
This cool Greek sauce is most commonly associated with gyros, but is great for so much more. Serve as a dip with chopped veggies or pita chips for endless munching!
2. Cowboy Caviar
This Cowboy Caviar can act as an salad or dip. It’s as simple as chopping all the veggies and mixing with beans all drizzled in a tasty, zingy chili lime dressing.
Made with simple, healthy ingredients like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, sweet corn, and beans, it makes up a giant bowl, making it perfect for all the potlucks and BBQ parties. Serve it with plenty of nachos or corn chips and you are all done.
3. Pico de Gallo
Easy, fresh and delicious. This Pico de Gallo whips up in 10 minutes and is great with chips as an appetizer or as a condiment to many of your favorite Mexican dishes.
Moutabal is a classic Middle Eastern eggplant dip. Creamy roasted eggplant enhanced with lemon juice, yogurt, tahini and a good dousing of olive oil. This one is a great addition to your appetizer spread!
5. Homemade Hummus
Have any upcoming get togethers? This smooth, creamy homemade hummus is one of our favorite dip recipes and will be the star of your appetizer spread.
6. Ful Medames (Egyptian Fava Beans)
Ful Medames!! Get ready to dip into a luscious blend of creamy fava beans, spicy jalapeños, and aromatic garlic in this show-stopping Fava Bean Dip, Egyptian style!
Perfect for cozy nights in or festive gatherings, this dip offers new yet addictive taste in every scoop. This isn’t just a dip, it’s a culinary experience that will have you and your guests reaching for just “one more scoop” again and again.
7. Salsa Verde
Ready for a fresh new salsa to spice up your kitchen? This Salsa Verde, or tomatillo sauce, is the super simple and super versatile sauce you need! Great for dipping tortilla chips!
8. Salsa Taqueria
If you like HOT, this classic Salsa Taquera is for you. Fiery árbol chilis and a few other simple ingredients blend together for the ultimate spicy dipping experience!
9. Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)
Melitzanosalata is a simple Greek eggplant dip that takes simple ingredients to create amazing flavors. It’s great with pita bread, or as an accompaniment to grilled meats or fish.
10. Crack Chicken (Crockpot / Instant Pot)
This addictingly delicious Crack Chicken is loaded with creamy cheesy goodness. And it’s topped with bacon. This easy recipe is equally great in the crockpot or instant pot. Its great as a dip on your picnic day if you are feeding big crowd.
11. Mango Salsa
A summer delight! This light yet tasty salsa is the perfect sweet alternative to all the savory dip recipes out there. Plus, it makes a great garnishing for tacos and other food!
This Caponata is a delicious Sicilian eggplant relish that perfectly combines sweet and tangy flavors. It’s great as a healthy dip option!
13. Olive Tapenade
If you love olives, this tapenade is for you! Satisfy your “salty tooth” with this simple and easy appetizer from the South of France!
Tyrokafteri is a super flavorful Greek dip with feta cheese and spicy peppers. Meet the new star of your appetizer spread!
15. Baba Ganoush
This easy Baba Ganoush recipe makes the perfect party dip. Roasted eggplant, creamy tahini, and a variety of great flavors enhancers come together beautifully.
16. Peach Salsa
Make this Peach Salsa. It’s fresh and sweet, it’s addictively delicious and it’s colorful and pretty to take it to all your summer potlucks and poolside parties. This peach salsa is great as a summer appetizer with tortillas and chips.
This zaalouk is an amazingly flavorful Moroccan eggplant and tomato dip. It has hints of smokiness and plenty of olive oil. Perfect for scooping with pita bread, veggies or chips!
18. Fry Sauce
This fry sauce is a tangy and sweet mixture that is the absolute best dipping sauce for french fries, but it’s also so much more!
Not only are you going to be dipping everything from tostones to onion rings, you’re going to be slathering this sauce on burgers and sandwiches, too.
19. Mexican Street Corn Salad
If you’re going to be making Mexican street corn, why not try a recipe that makes it into dip? This easy elote salad can be made scoopable in under fifteen minutes, and it perfect for parties, gatherings, or anywhere there’s going to be a lot of chip dipping!
20. Garlic Aioli
This Garlic Aioli is going to be your new favorite condiment. You’re going to slather it on sandwiches, burgers and wraps. And you’re going to dip absolutely everything in it.
Guasacaca! Meet guacamole’s tangier, herbier cousin. Venezuelans love this avocado based condiment and now you can too!
22. Chipotle Mayo
Want to add a little flair to your dip selection? This quick & easy chipotle mayo is the answer! Five ingredients and five minutes is all you need!
23. Sriracha Mayo
Give your condiment selection a spicy kick with this easy Sriracha Mayo recipe! Once you try it, you’re going to be using it on everything.
Just four simple ingredients is all you need to make this tasty sauce, which is great as a spread for sandwiches and burgers, as a dip, or for drizzling.
24. Smoked Salmon Dip
You’re going to love this smoked salmon dip! It has a creamy base, plenty of smoked salmon and is enhanced by lemon zest, capers and fresh dill. YUM!
25. Million Dollar Dip
No, this dip doesn’t cost a million dollars, it just tastes like it! It has a mayonnaise base and features almons, cheddar cheese and crispy bacon!
26. White Queso Dip
Looking for some fun cheese dip for your next get together? Here it is! This recipe uses high quality ingredients and is great for endlessly dipping tortilla chips!
27. Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy and cheesy, this spinach artichoke dip will be a big hit at your next get together. It only takes a few minutes of prep time, then your oven takes care of the rest!
28. Hot Crab Dip
This hot crab dip will be the star of your appetizer spread! It only takes a few minutes of hands on time, and can be prepared up to two days in advance!
29. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Add a little spice to your dip collection with this creamy, cheesy buffalo chicken dip. It has just the right amount of spice and will be a hit at your next get together!
30. Shrimp Scampi Dip
Now this sounds fancy! Shrimp scampi dip is cheesy and creamy, and of course, garlicky! Impress the crowd with this elegant dip recipe!
31. Beer Cheese Dip
This beer cheese dip is a Wisconsin classic. It tastes great and is perfect for dipping pretzels, chips or even cut up veggies!
Muhammara is a roasted red pepper dip perfect for scooping with pita bread or chips. It’s savory and sweet, with a touch of spice and some great smokiness from the roasted peppers. YUM!
33. Rotel Dip (Loaded Velveeta Cheese Dip)
This easy Rotel Dip recipe is loaded with Velveeta, beer, pepper jack, black beans, Rotel, and sausage! Make it for your picnic and see everybody hovering over it.
34. Greek Seven Layer Dip
This Greek seven layer dip is a fun Mediterranean spin on the classic. The dip uses freshly made hummus, creamy garlic-herb Greek yogurt, English cucumbers, grape tomatoes, black olives, feta, and red onions. All the ingredients combine to make a flavorful dip.
35. Taco Dip Recipe
If you need a dip for your tacos, or anything really, then check out this taco dip recipe! It’s a creamy layer that’s topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and other popular taco toppings that you know and love.
So there you go, thirty five great homemade dip recipes for all your appetizer spreads. The only question now is, which to try first?
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- 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1 .5 to 2 lemons, juiced
- 2 medium cloves garlic
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 3-4 Tbsp cold water
- ½ tsp cumin
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbsp toasted pine nuts - divided
- Pinch of paprika
- Boil chickpeas for additional 20 minutes to soften. Remove skins.
- Mix tahini, cold water, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, half of pine nuts, cumin and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Add chickpeas and puree for 3-4 minutes, stopping a few times to scrape the hummus down off the sides of the blender. Blend until ultrasmooth. If needed, add additional cold water to get that creamy smooth hummus.
- Taste and adjust the lemon juice, cumin and salt according to your taste.
- Scoop the hummus into a bowl. Make a well, or some design into the hummus with a spoon. Drizzle in additional olive oil. Garnish with paprika and remaining pine nuts.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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