Let your snack table become the most popular among your group of family and friends. Add the dip recipes below to your party recipe files. This is a large variety of dip types for your guests pleasure.
HOMEMADE BLUE CHEESE RANCH DIP
1 container (16-oz) sour cream
1 pkg (1-oz) Ranch dip mix
1 pkg (4-oz) blue cheese crumbles
2 tbsp fresh chopped chives
Stir the sour cream, dip mix, blue cheese crumbles, and chives together until blended.
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Serve with fresh veggies, heavy chips, hot wings, or your favorite dippers.
BLACK BEAN DIP
1 can (15-oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup your favorite salsa
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until smooth, scraping down sides once.
Serve dip with tortilla chips.
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
SALSA & SHRIMP CREAM CHEESE DIP
4-oz Neufchatel cheese*
1 jar (16-oz) thick and chunky salsa of your choice
1 can (6-oz) tiny shrimp, drained
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
assortment of whole-grain crackers for serving
With an electric mixer in a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Gradually add the salsa into the cream cheese until well blended. Stir in the shrimp, celery, and green onions until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. (Best if allowed to chill at least an hour.)
Serve with the crackers.
*You can use regular cream cheese, if desired.
GARDEN PARTY DIP
1 carton (16-oz) small curd cottage cheese
1 pkg (3-oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup finely chopped radishes
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients together until well blended. Chill until serving time. Serve with fresh vegetables or an assortment of whole-grain crackers.
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
IRRESISTIBLE HOT CHEESE DIP
2 cups (8-oz) shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, grated
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all three ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring to blend well.
Place the cheese mixture in an ungreased 1-quart baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Serve with an assortment of whole-grain crackers.
Yield: 2 1/2 cups dip.