12 delicious party dips

From lighter veggie dips to more indulgent appetizers, choose from a dozen crowd-pleasing party dishes

Healthy Dips: Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Dip

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Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Dip

Spinach is a vitamin powerhouse. Cottage cheese subs for sour cream, making the dip high in protein and low in fat. Scoop it with whole-grain baguette toasts.

Healthy Dips: Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip

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Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip

Sweet potatoes are naturally silky textured yet low in fat. They’re also a great source of betacarotene and fiber. Scoop it with baby bok choy, separated into leaves.

Recipe: Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip

Healthy Dips: Black Bean Tomatillo Dip

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Black Bean Tomatillo Dip

Puréed beans are, of course, low in fat. Tomatillos add vitamin C and so much flavor, you won’t even miss the usual cheese. Scoop it with baked tortilla chips.

Healthy Dips: Sweet Onion and Thyme Dip

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Sweet Onion and Thyme Dip

Onions contain a compound that may lower cholesterol and protect against certain cancers; Greek yogurt contributes lots of protein and relatively little fat. Scoop it with baked potato chips.

A bowl of Gabriel's Guacamole

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Gabriel's Guacamole

This is the hands-down best guacamole that we at Sunset have ever tasted. It’s made right in a stone mortar, which gives it performance appeal; make it in front of your guests at your next party and watch them dip those chips before you’re even finished.

Recipe:  Gabriel's Guacamole

Caramelized Maui Onion Dip

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Caramelized Maui Onion Dip

Make this addictive dip at least an hour ahead of time to let the flavors develop ― and serve with enough potato chips to scoop up every last bit.

Recipe: Caramelized Maui Onion Dip

Buy Hawaiian Maui Onion ― Grown in rich volcanic soil on the island for which it’s named, the juicy, golden yellow Maui onion is sweeter and less pungent than a regular onion because of its lower sulfur content. However, Maui onions must be used quickly; they don’t keep as well as regular onions. Stores typically label Maui onions by name.

Greek Spinach Dip

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Greek Spinach Dip

This savory spinach dip takes its flavor cues from spanakopita. Serve it with warm pita bread or crisp crudités.

Recipe: Greek Spinach Dip

Roasted Tomato and Three-Chile Salsa

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Roasted Tomato and Three-Chile Salsa

The layers of deep flavor come from roasted vegetables and pan-toasted chiles.

Recipe: Roasted Tomato and Three-Chile Salsa

Creamy Artichoke Dip

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Creamy Artichoke Dip

Who doesn't love a good artichoke dip? This simple version has a nice hit of lemon.

Recipe: Creamy Artichoke Dip

 

 

Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip

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Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip

This lightened version of chips and guac will impress your party guests.

Recipes: Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip

Garlicky White Bean Dip

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Garlicky White Bean Dip

Serve this alternative to hummus with toasted pita triangles for an instant crowd-pleaser.

Recipe: Garlicky White Bean Dip

Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip with French Bread

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Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip with French Bread

What’s better than spinach and artichoke dip? Fresh crab and artichoke dip, of course.

Recipe: Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip with French Bread

 

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