Chip Dip Recipes

Tastessence Staff Nov 6, 2018
A fun-filled gathering of family and friends is almost incomplete without some lip-smacking snacks, and naturally when you have snacks and finger food, delicious dips and the order for the day. Here are ten of the best chip dip recipes for you to choose from.

Guacamole

Ingredients :
2 avocados
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 juicy tomato
½ tsp finely chopped garlic
½ cup finely chopped onion
2 tsp lime juice
Salt and cayenne pepper powder to taste

Serves : 2
Preparation Time : 12 - 15 minutes
Accompaniments : Tortilla chips
Method
Peel and mash the avocados with salt, cayenne pepper powder and lime juice. Add the onions, tomatoes and garlic, and give it a whip. Sprinkle cilantro on top.

Red Roast Dip

Ingredients :
3 medium-sized red bell peppers
12 tsp olive oil
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
8 oz of cream cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Serves : 2
Preparation Time : 50 - 55 minutes
Accompaniments : Cheese crackers, diced veggies
Method
Slice the red peppers in strips and toss them in a bowl along with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, till all the strips are well coated in the olive oil dressing. Let it rest for about 10 - 15 minutes. Place these strips in a baking dish and bake them in a pre-heated 450° F oven for about 20 minutes
In a blender, blend the baked red pepper strips (along with its leftover dressing) and cream cheese. Add salt if required.

Bacon 'n' Blue Cheese Dip

Ingredients :
5 - 6 smoked, lean bacon strips
½ lb crumbled blue cheese
½ cup milk ½ cup beer
½ cup finely chopped onion
2 - 3 tbsp general purpose flour
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt and cayenne pepper powder to taste

Serves : 2
Preparation Time : 40 - 45 minutes
Accompaniments : Potato chips, herb crackers, breadsticks, chicken wings
Method
Fry the bacon strips over moderate heat till they are crisp. Stir fry the chopped onions in a tablespoon of the fried bacon's leftover oil. Add general purpose flour and keep stirring for a couple of minutes. Whisk in the milk, beer and Worcestershire sauce.
Bring it to a low boil and then stir in the crumbled blue cheese. Crumble the fried bacon strips and stir it in too. Remove from the heat, but keep whisking/stirring till all the cheese melts. Serve hot.

Hummus

Ingredients :
24 oz of chickpeas
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tbsp sesame seeds
½ tsp sesame oil
2 tsp lime juice
Salt to taste

Serves : 2
Preparation Time : 25 - 30 minutes
Accompaniments : Toasted pita, tortilla chips
Method
For the tahini paste, blend the sesame seeds in a blender. Whisk along sesame oil, salt and warm water, until the paste is smooth. For the hummus, blend together chickpeas, tahini paste, olive oil, garlic, cumin powder and lime juice. If the blend is too dry, to attain perfect smoothness, add a little water as and when required.

Creamy Crab Dip

Ingredients :
½ cup cooked crab meat
4 oz of softened cream cheese
1½ tsp sour cream
1½ tsp mayonnaise
Salt to taste

Serves : 2
Preparation Time : 12 - 15 minutes
Accompaniments : Potato chips, fried fish fingers, bagel chips, tortilla chips
Method
In a large and deep baking dish, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise together, and whisk gently. Stir in the crab meat and salt to taste, and gently whisk again. Put the baking dish in an oven that is pre-heated at 350° F. Bake for about 6 - 8 minutes. Serve hot.

Three Cheese Dip

Ingredients :
4 oz of cheddar cheese
4 oz of softened cream cheese
2 oz of pepper jack cheese 1
tbsp mayonnaise
1tbsp grated horseradish
2 tsp chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Serves
:
2
Preparation Time : 12 - 15 minutes
Accompaniments : Potato chips, herbed crackers, assorted veggie chips, breadsticks
Method
Combine all the ingredients except the cheddar and pepper, and whisk rapidly. Set aside for a while (approximately 5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper. Stir-in both the cheeses. Cool it for 30 minutes before serving.

White Bean Dip

Ingredients :
4 oz of cannellini beans
1 tsp chopped garlic
½ tsp lemon juice
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Serves
:
2
Preparation Time : 12 - 15 minutes
Accompaniments : Potato chips, toasted pita
Method
In a blender, blend coarsely, cannellini beans, garlic, lemon juice, parsley and oregano. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Herbed Goat Cheese Dip

Ingredients :
4 oz of goat cheese
1 tsp each of fresh parsley, chives, sage, rosemary, oregano and basil
Salt and pepper to taste

Serves
:
2
Preparation Time : 12 - 15 minutes
Accompaniments : Potato chips, toasted pita, sliced toasted baguette
Method
Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, as required. Give an optional drizzle of olive oil, and serve.

Dessert Dip

Ingredients :
6 oz of cream cheese
6 oz of marshmallow cream
Chunks of fresh fruits (seasonal or your favorite ones)

Serves
:
2
Preparation Time : 8 - 10 minutes
Accompaniments : Fresh fruit slices, pretzels
Method
Whisk together all the ingredients except the fruit chunks, until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate for an hour or so. Add the chunks of fruits prior to serving, and fold them gently in the dip.
Your favorite fruit syrup/pulp/juice/extract can be added for extra flavor. If the dip is to be served with sliced fresh fruits, strawberry flavor works very well.

Hot Chorizo Dip

Ingredients :
2 Chorizo sausages (diced)
12 oz of tomato sauce/tomato puree
1 tsp dried Italian herbs (basil, oregano, sage, rosemary)
½ tsp finely chopped garlic
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 tbsp chopped pitted black olives
Salt, sugar and cayenne pepper powder to taste
Serves : 2
Preparation Time : 25 - 30 minutes
Accompaniments : Potato chips, potato wedges, diced veggies

Method
In a large saucepan, heat some olive oil. Saute the onions, garlic and chorizo, until the meat is tender and the onions are golden brown.
Remove the excess oil and add the tomato sauce/puree, herbs, and a pinch of sugar and cayenne pepper powder each. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and stir-in the olives.
Enjoy your time with your buddies and cheer aloud for your favorite team to win while you relish the best dip with your favorite chips. Besides, these are excellent to have at parties or at a get-together too.