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.
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.