Summertime snacking is made easy with homemade dips! Spending extra time at home has allowed many of us to hone in on our culinary skills, so today we’re sharing a few of our favorite homemade dip recipes that you can make to impress your friends and family. Homemade dips are great all year round although today we’ll share our favorite refreshing recipes for summertime too. These dips are super easy and quick to make, a great addition to a healthy balanced diet, and are easy to pack and store and they make the best shareable appetizers. Let’s get into it!
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (divided)
- 1/2 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup gruyere cheese
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach (defrosted and squeezed dry)
- 14 oz marinated artichoke hearts (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and garlic with a hand mixer until fluffy.
- Stir in parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, gruyere cheese, spinach, and artichokes.
- Place into a 9×9 casserole dish (or deep dish pie plate) and top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is browned.
- Slice baguette into 1/2″ slices. Lightly brush one side of each slice with olive oil. Broil the oiled side for about 2 minutes or just until lightly browned.
- Remove from the oven and gently rub each slice with a clove of garlic. Serve with spinach artichoke dip.
Calories: 292 Servings: 12
This dip is incredibly hearty and filling making it a perfect shareable appetizer. Feel free to tweak the recipe however you desire! For a healthier result, opt for low-fat or non-fat options for the dairy ingredients. This baked recipe takes about 35 minutes, but if you have an extra 10 minutes to spare, we also recommend this recipe cooked on a skillet. Finally choose your favorite carb, whether it’s pita chips, baguettes, sourdough bread, etc.
- 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 english cucumber
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon dill fresh, finely chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt & pepper
- Peel, seed and shred cucumber.
- Juice lemon and set aside.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in cucumber.
- Allow flavors to blend at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold.
Calories: 65 Servings: 8
Cucumber yogurt dip, also known as Tzatziki, is an incredibly tangy and bright dip which is perfect for the summer. This recipe only takes a few minutes to make, but is best served chilled which brings prep and chill time to be about 40 minutes. If you are looking for variations, we recommend adding dried mint for an extra refreshing flavor. Additionally, you can use greek yogurt or some sour cream if you don’t have plain yogurt. Serve with pita chips, cold veggies, or grilled/baked protein of your choice. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.
- 1 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
- 2 (4-oz.) Hatch Chiles, diced
- 1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 to 2 seeded Fresno chiles
- 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Toss together pineapple, Hatch Chiles, red onion, fresh cilantro, Fresno chiles, and lime juice. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
This fresh recipe puts a twist on the traditional Mexican salsa. It’s super simple to make and the sweetness of the pineapple perfectly balances the spices of the chili making it perfect on savory dishes like a hotdog or tacos during your family BBQ nights. You can adjust the amount of chiles depending on the desired spice level. If you don’t have pineapples, you can also use mangoes, peaches, or all three! Prep time is 10 minutes.
- 1/2 lb. bacon
- 3 small scallions
- 3 sun-dried tomatoes
- 4 oz. softened cream cheese
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- Cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then finely chop. Reserve 2 tablespoons chopped bacon and stir rest together in a medium bowl with scallions, sun-dried tomatoes, cream cheese, and ranch dressing.
- Transfer to a serving dish and chill for 30 minutes. Garnish with reserved bacon and additional sliced scallions.
Calories: 206 Servings: 8
We love this recipe because of all the variations that you can add or take away! For a more filling alternative, you can add cheddar cheese into the mix or use as a garnish once the dip is made (as pictured above). Add jalapenos for a spicy kick, or add extra sun-dried tomatoes for more tangy sweetness. You can also add 1/3 cup of mayonnaise for a richer, creamier result. Prep time is 20 minutes then chill for 30. This recipe gives you a thick consistency that pairs well with fresh vegetables, crackers, chips, and fries. Click on the photo below for another amazing bacon ranch dip recipe!
Let us know in the comments which recipes you have tried and what your favorite homemade dips are!
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