Popular Dips and Spreads Recipes
A bag of chips and plenty of dips, spreads, and chutneys keep any party going. Easy recipes for hot and cold dips as well as spreads with beans, cheese, and artichokes offer timeless topper options.
Hot and Chunky Guacamole
From Better Homes and Gardens
Roasted Beet Tapenade
Serve this crimson variation of the classic Provencal condiment as a topping for vegetables or garlic toast.
From Better Homes and Gardens
How to Make a Slam Dunk Chili Cheese Dip
When you are having friends over and looking for a dip, make this slam dunk chili cheese dip. The end product resembles a basketball which is perfect for tailgating!
Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs
Humble limas are transformed into a sensational Mediterranean spread that is vibrant with a mix of fresh herbs and spices. You can substitute frozen edamame beans for the limas in Step 1; cook according to package directions.
Use this tangy mayonnaise as a sandwich spread or as a dip for a platter of grilled summer vegetables.
Sweetened with orange juice and brown sugar, this apple chutney gets its heat from hot jalapeno jelly. Try it alongside grilled chicken or pork.
Black Bean & Tomato Salsa
Adding canned beans to a spicy salsa is an easy way to boost fiber and improve nutritional value. This salsa is also a good accompaniment for burgers or Scrambled Egg Burritos.
Use this tangy mayonnaise to enliven a burger (such as Asian Turkey Burgers or Turkey-Mushroom Burgers) or a chicken sandwich, as a dip for a platter of grilled summer vegetables, or to dress a simple coleslaw of napa cabbage and scallions.
This quick, zesty chutney complements almost any meat or poultry. Use fresh or frozen rhubarb.
Grilled Tomatillo Salsa
Tomatillos are delicious raw, but they take on a sweet, smoky flavor when cooked on the grill. This quick salsa makes a great topping for grilled meats and fish and it's excellent with eggs and corn tortillas. If you like, add some diced avocado just before serving.
The tropical flavors of this quick mango salsa complement chicken, pork or mild white fish.
Use a cup of the Fresh Tomato Salsa to make this easy guacamole. Mash a few avocados, stir in lemon juice and you're done! Guacamole will turn brown if allowed to sit and is best made shortly before serving.
Sweet, savory and crunchy salsa accompanies grilled pork or chicken rather nicely. Try it with tortilla chips as a refreshing alternative to a tomato salsa.
Garlic & White Bean Dip
For this simple-as-can-be dip, rich-tasting poached garlic is pureed with convenient canned beans, a little bit of onion and a dash of lemon juice. Use it as a dip for crudit's, a topping for bruschetta or even as a spread for a sandwich.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Fresh and easy, this recipe yields about 5 cups of salsa. Reserve 1 cup for Quick Guacamole and still have enough to serve 8. If you like spicy salsa, use the full amount of jalapenos and add more cayenne pepper.
Tomato & Avocado Salsa
You'll love this quick and delicious salsa so much, you'll want to make it for every Taco Night.
Ranch Dip & Crunchy Vegetables
Adults and kids alike love the tanginess of this ranch-style dip. By using nonfat buttermilk and low-fat mayonnaise for the creamy base we've cut the fat substantially and eliminated the saturated fat. It only takes 15 minutes to make and keeps for 3 days so it's perfect for a healthy snack in a pinch.
Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites
Lots of freshly chopped herbs add zing to our white bean dip. Serve with assorted vegetables, such as baby carrots, bell pepper strips, radishes, snow peas, broccoli and caulifower florets.
Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts
In this deconstructed version of hot spinach-artichoke dip, we stuff artichoke hearts with lightly seasoned cooked spinach and melt brie on top.
Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be sure to have lots of baked tortilla chips on hand when you serve it.
Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
Make this your dip for Boneless Buffalo Wings and crunchy vegetables instead of a higher-fat blue cheese dressing. We've added a generous amount of cayenne pepper for fans of hot wings--omit the cayenne if you're serving this to a less "spicy" crowd.
Green Olive & Almond Spread
Serve this simple but unique spread with zucchini or cucumber rounds or fire-toasted thin baguette slices.
Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa
Grilled nectarines and fresh blackberries turn into a summery salsa to top cumin-rubbed chicken and polenta in a dish that's special enough for weeknight entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with a spinach salad and a crisp glass of rose.
Try this summertime spread on crackers with cream cheese or as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken.
Zesty Bean Dip & Chips
Stirring salsa into versatile canned refried beans makes a quick and healthy bean dip. It also works well as a sandwich spread with your favorite vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese.
This sweet, tart, hot chutney showcases the beauty of mangoes, but also works wonderfully with pineapple. Serve with Griddle-Cooked Corn Flatbread or atop a piece of grilled wild salmon.
Top 25 Slides in Dips and Spreads Recipes
- Hot and Chunky Guacamole
- Roasted Beet Tapenade
- Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs
- Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise
- Apple-Jalapeno Chutney
- Black Bean & Tomato Salsa
- Sesame Mayonnaise
- Rhubarb Chutney
- Grilled Tomatillo Salsa
- Mango Salsa
- Quick Guacamole
- Watermelon Salsa
- Garlic & White Bean Dip
- Fresh Tomato Salsa
- Tomato & Avocado Salsa
- Ranch Dip & Crunchy Vegetables
- Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites
- Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts
- Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
- Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
- Green Olive & Almond Spread
- Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa
- Plum Chutney
- Zesty Bean Dip & Chips
- Mango-Chile Chutney