Summer Sensations: 5 Fruit-tastic Fruit Dips
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert. It just means thinking light instead of heavy — and what better time to do that than summer, with its wide selection of fresh, ripe fruits? And the perfect accompaniment? A delicious fruit dip.
What’s even better is that there’s no cooking involved here — it doesn’t get any easier than putting all the ingredients into a bowl or blender and mixing them together. Which just makes us wonder why fruit dips aren’t just as popular as, say, salsa or other savory dips you might serve as appetizers. Not only are fruit dips as easy to make as they are tasty to eat, they’re irresistible, too. Who can pass up a plate of fresh, ripe strawberries, pineapples, kiwis or mango served alongside, say, a heavenly key-lime fluff?
Need more convincing? Here we’ve collected some of our favorite fruit dips, from an exotic chutney dip to a fun, “adults-only” margarita dip that’s perfect for a party. And for the kids, we love the raspberry-mint marshmallow creme dip.
Though they all make delicious desserts, don’t let your imagination stop there. You can serve each of these fruit dips at your next backyard cookout, as an afternoon snack, or even as part of a brunch. We do love them as a treat, and with these recipes, you don’t have to feel guilty skipping the main dish and going straight for dessert!
Cool mint pairs perfectly with raspberry in this sweet and fluffy dip. Cream cheese and yogurt add calcium, making this fruit dip a great part of a afternoon snack.
This decadent-tasting fruit dip is actually only 80 calories, making it a perfect guilt-free dessert. The slightly tart flavor of the lime tastes great with sweet tropical fruits such as pineapple and papaya.
This inventive dip takes the margarita out of the cocktail glass and transforms it into a great appetizer or dessert. You can replace the tequila with orange juice for an all-ages version.
Creamy ricotta cheese gets a citrusy kick thanks to orange or lemon peel. Serve this dessert after a summer pasta dish for a refreshing finish.
Traditional South Asian chutney and garlic powder make this dip as unusual as it is delicious. It pairs equally well with fresh fruit and vegetables, making it a perfect appetizer for a summer party.