Wednesday, May 6, 2015


A variety of party dips and dippers is an easy way to entertain a crowd of people, especially in summer when a variety of fruits and veggies are available.  Try using some of the fruits like oranges and pineapples hollowed out to hold some dips to add to the fun.  Veggies such as peppers and cabbage and breads can make great containers too!



Sweet dippers can include a variety of fruits such as apple or pear slices, strawberries, grapes and even skewered pineapple and melon.  Also include graham crackers, gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, pretzels, or cookies.

Cottage Cheese Fruit Dip
1-8 oz. container low fat cottage cheese
2Tbs brown sugar
3Tbs applesauce
2Tbs maple syrup
1/2tsp cinnamon
            Blend all ingredients together and refrigerate.

Spiced Cheesecake Fruit Dip
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
1-8oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
1-8oz cream cheese, softened
1 c confectioners' sugar
1 c milk

Mix together the vanilla pudding mix, frozen whipped topping, cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and milk and then add spices. Serve chilled.




Veggie dippers can include cucumber spears, mini carrots, celery sticks, icicle radishes, Treviso leaves as well as cauliflower, broccoli, peppers and green onions.  Cherry tomatoes and green olives on toothpicks can also make fun dippers.

Chive Dip
1c plain yogurt
1c sour cream
1/4c fresh snipped chives or garlic chives
1Tbs minced fresh sage - minced
2 minced garlic cloves
1 1/2tsp salt
            Mix add all ingredients well and then chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Savory Dill Dip
1c mayonnaise
1c sour cream
1 1/2tsp HERB SALT
1Tbs fresh dill weed

3tsp Tabasco sauce
3/4tsp Worcestershire sauce
            Blend all of the ingredients together, and chill overnight

Herb Cheese Dip
8oz cream cheese, softened
1Tbs chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2Tbs chopped fresh chives
2tsp fresh thyme or lemon thyme
2tsp chopped fresh basil
            Combine ingredients, cover and refrigerate several hours.

Sorrel Dip
2c sorrel                                
1 1/2c sour cream
1c mayonnaise
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
            Strip sorrel leaves from stems and chop in food processor.  Combine herbs, sour cream and mayonnaise and then add sorrel, water chestnuts and green onion.  Cover and chill 2 hours before serving.



Other great dippers for savory dips include focaccia strips, bread sticks, bagel chips, tortilla chips, corn chips, pretzel sticks and pita wedges in addition to the usual variety of crackers.  Also, you can use bite-sized pieces of bread, especially if you have hollowed out a loaf as a dip container!

Dried Beef and Cheese Dip
1 loaf round bread
8oz shredded Cheddar cheese
8oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2c sour cream
4oz jar dried beef, chopped
1/3c chopped green chilies
1/2c chopped green onions
1/2tsp Worcestershire sauce
            Hollow out the round bread for the dip container and cut or tear the insides into bite-sized pieces.  Mix together the remaining ingredients and spoon into the bread bowl.  Wrap with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes.

Black Bean Dip
1 16oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2c salsa
2Tbs fresh lime juice
2Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
1/2tsp TEX-MEX
            In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper.

Roasted Garlic Dip
1 head of roasted garlic, mashed
8oz cream cheese
1/4c sour cream
2Tbs snipped chives
1Tbs fresh thyme
            Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper.

Crab Dip
2-8oz cream cheese
2 cans crab meat
2Tbs horseradish
2tsp lemon juice
2Tbs chopped chives
            Combine all ingredients until mixed well, then cover and chill.


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1 comment:

Doris said...

Oh my, Joyce! Love this! Thank you for providing a wonderful list of dip and treat ideas. Please add a Pinterest sharing button so I can pin it ;) Love you!