No gathering (even if it’s just the people who live in your home) is complete without some appetizer dip recipes in the spread. I’m one of those people who would rather snack on a bunch of small, delicious appetizers than have a big meal. I once even planned a “dip party” potluck with my co-workers, where you had to bring something dippable, and it was a huge hit.
If you appreciate appetizer dips and want to try something new, then look no further. I searched high and low on Instagram to find some of the best-looking dip recipes that are sure to hit the spot.
Yogurt Chili Crunch
It’s a good reminder that yogurt is often a tasty substitute for mayo or sour cream, and it helps cut calories, too. This would be a quick and easy add-on to any gathering.
Butter Bean Dip
A good bean dip is always a welcome addition to the appetizer table. This one from the food blogger Alexandra from It’s Not Complicated features butter beans as the main ingredient.
It’s a low-calorie snack with lots of flavor with ingredients like lemon, parsley, and a little bit of cayenne pepper. Get the full recipe here.
Shuka is a Soho NYC chef focusing on eastern Mediterranean foods, and her dishes always have plenty of color and flavor. She shows that you don’t have to have many ingredients in order to make something truly delicious.
Here’s a dip she created using whipped feta and pistachios. See more of her creations on her Instagram page.
Beer Cheese Dip
Everyone needs a good beer dip in their appetizer rotation, and this one from Slice of Jess is perfect. Her beer of choice for this recipe is Guinness, along with three different types of cheese.
You can get the full recipe here. She suggests you enjoy it with pretzel bites, tortilla chips, or veggies.
Artichoke is a great ingredient in many dips. Even if the recipe doesn’t call for it, you can throw a little bit in for added flavor. This recipe from Vegan Montreal, however, uses artichoke as the main ingredient.
You’ll need a food processor to blend up the artichoke, white beans, and herbs — here’s the full recipe.
Soyeon is a recipe blogger who was looking for a hummus-style recipe that wouldn’t take as long to make. She came up with this edamame dip instead, using cooked edamame, garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice, and soy sauce.
Get the full recipe on her Instagram page. She says this recipe is buttery, sweet, and silky like hummus, and she can make it in just 10 minutes.
If you’re looking for a quick dessert that you can also dip, then this is the one for you. This S’mores recipe from Still Hungry 4 More is a fun take on the classic campfire treat.
You’ll get the chocolate (and peanut butter if you want) all melty in the oven and then layer marshmallows on top. Then have your graham crackers on standby, ready for dipping. Here’s a link to the recipe with tips.
Staci is an Instagrammer who often shares low-calorie recipes that are also Weight Watchers friendly. This fruit dip is one of her go-to snacks because it gives her a sweet fix while still eating fruit.
You’ll need a little bit of Funfetti dry cake mix, along with Greek yogurt and sugar-free pudding mix. Get the full recipe right here.
Cheryl is a healthy recipe blogger at 40 Aprons, and she says this recipe will fool people in thinking there’s real cheese in there.
She says it’s the perfect excuse to have a “grazing dinner,” especially if you’re looking for a dairy-free option. Get her tips for making this dip on her Instagram page.
This dip will definitely stand out on the table with it’s deep, rich purple color. It’s the beetroot (and beet root powder) that gives it the color.
Then flavors like tahini, kidney beans, lemons, garlic, paprika, give it amazing flavor. Get the full recipe for this dip from Instagrammer, KB.
Baba Ganoush Dip
Laura from Six Feet Hungry shares one of her favorite dips — this baba ganoush recipe. She says its is always a popular one in her cooking classes. People love that it’s similar to hummus, but lighter and creamier.
You’ll start by cooking eggplant, baking them in the oven. For the othe ingredients and how to make this one from start to finish, check out the recipe on her website.
Here’s another dip that also doubles as a dessert. For all you pumpkin lovers out there, this will give you a pumpkin fix year-round. It’s a version of a pumpkin cheesecake, and it only takes five minutes to make.
Pair it with graham crackers, wafers, or even use it as a dip for fruit. Sayler is the Instagrammer behind this recipe. You can get all the ingredients and her tips for making it on her Instagram page.