Looking for easy, make-ahead party dip recipes? This round-up of 15 healthy dip recipes includes creamy cold dips for veggies, fresh salsa and seafood dips. All are proven crowd-pleasers!
Every party needs a dip! Dips are a party standard, primarily because dipping is fun way to eat! I've rounded up 15 make-ahead cold dip recipes that are easy to prepare for your next gathering.
Check out this collection of 15 delicious options that are perfect for snacking or entertaining. From guacamole to salsa, all are proven crowd-pleasers that can be made ahead of time!
Whether you're looking for a dip made with cream cheese or feta cheese, dip recipes for chips or veggies, or seafood dips, any one of these healthy dip recipes will be a crowd-pleaser.
Best of all, these are all dips you can make ahead of time, letting you relax and enjoy your company!
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I've divided this collection of healthy dip recipes into Creamy Dip Recipes, Seafood Dip Recipes and Salsa Dip Recipes.
Scroll down for ideas for what to serve with dips, too.
Click on the button below each photo to take you directly to the recipe.
Crowd-pleasing Creamy Dip Recipes
Using a base of feta cheese, yogurt or avocado, these creamy dips make an ideal addition to a veggie platter, grazing board or charcuterie board.
Seafood like smoked salmon, shrimp or crab adds protein, colour and interest to these flavourful seafood dips!
Salsa makes a delicious dip, too!
Who doesn't love tortilla chips with salsa? Try a different fruit salsa for a change of flavour!
Try this for a healthy dessert dip!
Don't forget a sweet dip, too! This lemon curd dip with fresh fruit makes an easy dessert or a healthy afternoon snack.
Serving ideas for party dips
Veggies: Crisp raw vegetables are always popular. Try everything from A to Z: asparagus, carrots, cucumber spears, broccoli or cauliflower florets, kohlrabi sticks, peppers, radishes, raw mushrooms, snap peas and more.
Chips: Ever-popular tortilla chips or Scoops, sturdy potato chips, pita chips or veggie chips are always a good choice.
Crackers: Provide a variety of sturdy crackers, including some with whole grains, and some that are gluten-free, like rice crackers.
Bread: Sliced baguette or crostini (gluten-free, if necessary) are fun to dip.
Fruit: Apple slices or slices of crisp, firm pear are delicious for dipping, too
Helpful tips for serving dips
Use two serving bowls: Depending on how much dip you make, consider putting it in two smaller bowls rather than one large one. In this way, your guests won't feel like they're all reaching for the same bowl!
Food Safety: If you think you've made more than you'll need, save part of it in a separate bowl in the fridge for another time. Dip that has been left to sit out at room temperature for hours may spoil and should not be saved.
Which one of these 15 healthy dip recipes will you make first?