by Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer
Chips and dip are a classic snack pairing. You simply can't go wrong by serving them, no matter the occasion! But if you want to jazz up your buffet table, swap the usual bag of potato chips and tub of store-bought dip with one of these simple yet sumptuous offerings. They're so good you'll be tempted to double dip!
Creamy and cheesy, this dip is loaded with flavor. Serve with toasted baguette slices and red bell pepper strips.
Dig deep when you scoop up this dip --it boasts layer upon layer of flavor. Even the homemade tortilla chips have an unexpected zesty taste.
A favorite sandwich gets a creamy, spoon-worthy makeover. You'll be licking your fingers and fighting over who gets the last bite. Pair it with veggies and bagel chips.
Warm and spicy, this dip boasts a boost of protein and all the flavor of hot wings. The best combo for this dip? Blue cheese crackers and celery sticks.
This simple herb-packed dip goes great with cut-up veggies or pita chips. It also makes a wonderful sandwich spread.
Sweet onions pair perfectly with two cheeses in this warm and comforting dip. Serve with pumpernickel cubes.
Guac is great, but sometimes it's a bit too heavy. This one lightens up with the help of cucumbers. You can puree it, but we like to shred the cucumbers--and add shredded radishes, too. Serve with spicy tortilla chips or jicama strips if you want to keep it light.
Start with this simple but flavorful recipe, then add anything you'd like! Try it with fresh herbs like chives, cilantro, rosemary, or thyme. Hummus is a perfect match with olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers, plus warm and fluffy pita wedges.
Hummus is a tasty dip on its own, but it becomes a Greek feast when layered with arugula, cucumbers, feta, mint, and more! Serve with, of course, pita chips.
Smoky from the cumin with a hidden serving of vegetables, this dip is equally delicious in a burrito as it is spread on tortilla chips. We love it with fresh pico de gallo atop mini corn tortillas.
This creamy herb dressing is the perfect accompaniment to just about everything you would want to dip and dunk: sweet potato fries (spike the dressing with hot sauce), veggies (if you're trying to eat better), and potato chips (get the crinkly ones for max dipping).
Trivia time: Pico de gallo means rooster's beak in Spanish, and it was thus named because people used to pinch bits of it between their thumbs and forefingers. We prefer to scoop this simple fresh salsa with chips, but it's good enough to eat the old-fashioned way, too.
Mmm, beer. And cheese. In dip form. This drool-worthy dish has just four ingredients. Serve it with pretzels or crackers, and you'll be the hit of the party.
Heartier than a pico de gallo and heavy on the veggies, this black bean and corn salsa is perfect when paired with cheesy tortilla chips. It also makes a fun burrito filling.
Melted cheese is ooey, gooey good. Pair it with steamed or roasted baby potatoes, cubes of bakery bread, chunks of ham or chicken and maybe a broccoli spear or two for good measure.
This dip is a jazzed-up version of a classic, and, yet, it only has three ingredients. Pair with every crispy, crunchy carb on the buffet table... or meatballs!
Creamy and spiced with all the flavors of pumpkin pie, this dip is a welcome break from all the savory offerings. Pair with cinnamon-raisin toast points, apple slices, or even carrots.