From Ranch to Hummus: 24 Healthy Dip Recipes

From Ranch to Hummus: 24 Healthy Dip Recipes

It’s not really a party until the dip shows up. Good with veggies| fruit| and pita bread| the sheer variety of dips makes them an easy crowd-pleaser. If you’ve got a party coming up and want to get crazy with the dip but also want to keep calories and fat down| we’ve got 24 recipes for you to make!

| Creamy Peanut Butter Dip

Serve fiber-filled fruit like apples or pears to eat alongside this creamy peanut butter dip. The natural sugar of fruit won’t have you crashing the same way a soda will| and the protein from the nut butter will help sustain your energy through the day.

| Chipotle Hummus

Give hummus a spicy twist by whipping up a batch of chipotle chickpea dip.

| Roasted Tomato Hummus

Whip up a batch of roasted tomato hummus u2014 you’ll love it so much that you’ll be making it well beyond the Fourth of July.

| White Bean Veggie Dip

Like hummus| this white bean veggie dip relies on chickpeas as its main ingredient. The addition of Greek yogurt| lemon| and dill gives it a creamy kick reminiscent of ranch dip.

| Black Bean Dip

This black bean dip gets a nice kick from garlic| red onion| and cayenne pepper. The nutrition stats aren’t too shabby| either: low-cal| almost no fat or sugar| and a good amount of fiber and protein.

| Mango Red Pepper Salsa

Salsa is always a great alternative to fattening dips because it’s low in fat and full of fresh veggies. Enjoy this mango red pepper salsa with crackers| corn chips| or pita bread.

| Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Rethink ranch dip by substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream and mayonnaise. Instead of the powdered spices and salt| quickly chop up some chives| parsley| and garlic for our Greek yogurt ranch dip. There is so much flavor packed in these fresh herbs that only a little salt is needed to satisfy your palate.

| Edamole

Fans of guacamole will love edamole: it’s similar to the real thing but is made from edamame| not avocado. These soybeans are high in protein but low in fat and calories. (This dip tastes equally good as a sandwich spread.)

| Watercress Spinach Dip With Flaxseed Crackers

As if a homemade dip wasn’t enough| you can also impress guests by making your own crackers! This recipe for a watercress spinach dip tastes creamy and rich from the Greek yogurt| and the accompanying gluten-free crackers feel just indulgent enough thanks to the addition of parmesan cheese.

| Low-Fat Guacamole

It’s hard to have any sort of party spread without guacamole. Made the traditional way| it’s pretty great given that its main ingredient is heart-healthy| fiber-filled avocado| but there can be too much of a good thing.

If guacamole is your kryptonite| make this low-fat| high-protein version instead. The recipe relies on fewer avocados but still retains its creamy goodness through protein-rich Greek yogurt.

| Creamy Kale Dip

Skip the spinach and opt for this creamy kale dip u2014 it is the leafy green of the moment| after all. Made with low-fat ricotta cheese| it still has all the creamy richness you’ve come to expect from any dip worthy enough to hold court on your table.

| 7-Layer Dip

Who doesn’t love a layered dip? Our lightened-up seven-layer dip goes easy on the dairy and contains healthy swaps| which results in a recipe that is higher in fiber and lower in fat than the original.

| Healthy Onion Dip With Homemade Baked Chips

Step away from the store-bought onion dip! This healthy version couldn’t be easier| and when paired with homemade baked potato chips| it’s irresistible.

| Sun-Dried Tomato and Chili-Walnut Layered Dip

Packed with fiber and protein| this vegan sun-dried tomato dip is a different take on a layered dip that everyone is guaranteed to love.

| Secret-Ingredient Guacamole

Don’t tell anyone there’s a secret calorie-saving ingredient in this guacamole. OK| fine| we’ll tell you u2014 it’s peas.

| Vegan Chocolate Fruit Dip

This low-calorie vegan chocolate fruit dip is the perfect dessert to bring to your Summer party. It tastes decadent| but ingredients like chickpeas and almonds bump up its nutritional value.

| Babaganoush (Eggplant Dip)

Baking the eggplant adds a smoky flavor to this creamy eggplant dip| which is a great alternative to traditional hummus if you’ve worn it out.

| Low-Fat Spinach Artichoke Dip

A classic with all the flavor but none of the guilt. You’ll want to make this low-fat spinach artichoke dip all year round.

| Soy-Wasabi Dip

This Asian-inspired vegan dip is the perfect tangy complement to crunchy crackers.

| Pineapple Salsa

Fresh pineapple adds a naturally sweet element to the heat of the jalapeu00f1os in this crowd-pleasing pineapple salsa.

| Chipotle-Tomatillo Salsa

You’ll never buy the jarred stuff again! This smoky chipotle-tomatillo salsa is made with just a handful of clean ingredients like chipotles in adobo| garlic| and cilantro.

| Watermelon Mango Salsa

A light watermelon mango salsa couldn’t be more perfect for Summer. With fresh produce like cucumbers and mango| it’s tropical| slightly spicy| and downright delicious.

| Green Goddess Hummus

Supercreamy and light| this green goddess hummus is packed with tons of fresh herbs including parsley| tarragon| and chives to increase the flavor without adding unnecessary calories.

| Beet-Mint Yogurt Dip

Beet-mint yogurt dip is just as tasty as it is pretty. Greek yogurt keeps it light| while garlic and beets give the dip a savory and satisfying taste.

This Low-Calorie Black Bean Dip Is Surprisingly Versatile

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Black Bean Dip

Eating Bird Food

Black Bean Dip

Healthy Black Bean Dip

Ingredients

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed1/4 cup reserved black bean liquid1/4 medium red onion1 Roma tomato2 garlic cloves2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro1 tablespoon lime juice1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon sea salt1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

This Low-Calorie Black Bean Dip Is Surprisingly Versatile

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Black Bean Dip

Eating Bird Food

Black Bean Dip

Healthy Black Bean Dip

Ingredients

2 cans black beans| drained and rinsed1/4 cup reserved black bean liquid1/4 medium red onion1 Roma tomato2 garlic cloves2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro1 tablespoon lime juice1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon sea salt1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Make This Instead of Hummus: Protein-Packed Lemon Dill White Bean Dip

If you’re bored of the tried-and-true platter of homemade hummus and veggies, mix things up a bit with this twist on that basic recipe. Slightly creamier since it’s made with Greek yogurt, this dip gets a fresh, zippy flavor from dill. If you have time, whip this up and refrigerate it overnight ¡ª it tastes much better the next day.

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Creamy White Bean Veggie Dip

Ingredients

15-ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained2 cloves garlic1 tablespoon olive oil3 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt1/4 cup loosely packed fresh dill3 tablespoons fresh lemon juiceSalt and pepper to tasteFresh dill sprigs for garnish

Make This Instead of Hummus: Protein-Packed Lemon Dill White Bean Dip

If you’re bored of the tried-and-true platter of homemade hummus and veggies| mix things up a bit with this twist on that basic recipe. Slightly creamier since it’s made with Greek yogurt| this dip gets a fresh| zippy flavor from dill. If you have time| whip this up and refrigerate it overnight ¡ª it tastes much better the next day.

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Creamy White Bean Veggie Dip

Ingredients

15-ounce can of cannellini beans| rinsed and drained2 cloves garlic1 tablespoon olive oil3 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt1/4 cup loosely packed fresh dill3 tablespoons fresh lemon juiceSalt and pepper to tasteFresh dill sprigs for garnish