As a homemade hummus lover, I’m not often swayed by other dip offerings, especially unhealthful ones (apart from on the Super Bowl).
Fortunately, over the years I’ve amassed an archive of tasty dips based around nuts, herbs, non-chickpea beans, and even bread, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you. I like to have a dip out when friends come over, and most dips make incredible potluck contributions too. And, don’t forget that any dip can double as a spread. I love having leftover muhammara and black bean in particular, since they can really bring a cheese or egg or turkey sandwiches to the next level.
**9 Chipworthy Dips**
1. Cheesy White Bean Dip. Inspired by a restaurant standout I ate in Philadelphia, this hot dip combines creamy white beans with gooey cheese for an enigmatic dip best served with smoked paprika-dusted toasts.
2. Guacamole. Obvious, maybe, but every self-confident cook should be able to whip up some guac for friends in a pinch. Our recipe’s just a starting point – add your special touch, whether it’s dried cumin, fresh corn, or pomegranate seeds.
3. Muhammara. A rich, spicy-sweet Middle Eastern dip that piques the tastebuds and leaves you craving more. Serve with pita chips or toasted fresh pitas, or spread on a sandwich for an unusual twist on grilled cheese.
4. Romesco Sauce. Bread thickens and enriches this dip made with red peppers and almonds. For a change, dip roasted fingerling potatoes into the sauce instead of pita or chips.