10 Quick, Easy and Healthy Dip Recipes for Any Summer Gathering
Looking for last minute quick dip ideas for a Summer celebration, or casual gathering with friends? Here are some healthy, easy recipes that your family and friends will love.
1. Fresh Peach Summer Salsa
This delicious Peach Salsa combines fresh fruit with spice for a delightful blending of flavors. Best served with thick organic corn chips (zucchini or cucumber rounds work, too).
This Peach Summer Salsa recipe is sure to be a hit, and can be found here.
2. Fresh Tzatziki Dip
If you would like a little Greek at your Summer event, bring in the Tzatziki. This starts with Greek yogurt, and adds plenty of garlic, fresh dill, and cucumber. This will help your guests think “cool” on a hot day.
Find this Tzatziki dip recipe here.
3. Green Goddess Hummus
With the herbal taste of parsley and tarragon mixed with chives and garlic, this hummus has a delightful garden freshness. Hmmm… so good!
They call it the ‘Green Goddess’, but your tongue will be thinking about the Goddess of Love, once you try the recipe here.
4. Fresh Basil Feta Dip
Combining the creamy texture of whipped feta with fresh basil provide a lasting impression that will please your guests. Though the recipe calls for cream cheese, I prefer to substitute with unflavored Greek yogurt for a cleaner, healthier version.
Find the Whipped Basil Feta recipe here.
5. Perfect Pineapple Guacamole
You can’t have a Summer event without a perfect avocado dip? This one combines the tanginess of pineapple with avocado, cilantro, and red onions. The flavors mix beautifully. This recipe deserves to be eaten with a spoon – if you are saving it for yourself – otherwise, serve with little blue corn chips so it won’t disappear too quickly.
For a taste of perfection, find this Pineapple Guacamole recipe here.
6. Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
This dip can definitely have a kick to it, depending on how spicy you prepare it. Serving with vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, and celery provide a lovely colorful and cooling contrast to the Buffalo’s wallop.
If you like your dips a bit on the wild side, find this Buffalo Cauliflower Dip recipe here.
7. Best No-Bake Spinach Dip
So, what’s a party without a spinach dip? No party at all, of course! Yet, summer temps beyond 100 degrees do not encourage turning on the oven. Here’s a great NO Bake substitute for the baked version. With the great taste of fresh spinach and feta cheese, this recipe calls for sliced apples or party crackers.
This cool and delicious spinach dip recipe is here.
8. Red Pepper Kopanisti
Have you ever heard of Kopanisti? Using the base of feta cheese, this slightly salty spread compliments both vegetables and pita chips for a flavor change of pace.
Even if you can’t pronounce “Kopanisti”, you can still find the recipe here.
9. Tangy Lime Cilantro Hummus
Hummus is a tradition in my home. In fact, we have hummus “cook-offs”, if you can call it that when there is no “cooking” involved. My husband is the hummus king and doesn’t appreciate being challenged. However, this recipe focuses on the flavors of fresh cilantro, cumin, and cayenne. With the right amount of lime juice, maybe I can win this year’s competition. Excellent with veggies and chips.
As long as you promise not to share this recipe with my husband, you will find it here.
10. Nut Fruit Dip
How about a dessert dip for the finale? This is so easy, too? All it takes is Vanilla Greek Yogurt, creamy peanut butter, and honey to taste. For my preferences, I would choose almond butter and raw unfiltered honey. Either, way – this healthy and light sweet treat appeals to adults and children, alike.
This is the best peanut butter recipe since someone smeared peanut butter and strawberry jam between two pieces of bread, and you can find the recipe here.
Each of these dips are yummy enough to keep even your most finicky friends happy. Choose your favorites and serve a variety (to slow down the grabbiest of guests). After all is said and done, stash some in the back of your frig, so you can later enjoy in solitude, when no one else is looking. 😉