Kale Cashew dip

Best ever dip recipes

Dips are the perfect party starter. Kick start your celebrations with a couple of these quick and easy recipes, but don't forget the chips and bread!

Our dip recipes are the perfect party starter or addition to a picnic spread. Try our inventive picnic dip jars, our crab dip recipe or our green goddess dip for breadsticks. Or start your dinner party with a homemade feel – Sabrina Ghayour‘s harissa honey dip is perfect for fish fritters, or dukkah goat’s cheese is great dipping material for homemade flatbread. Chicken wings your thing? Dan Doherty has created the ultimate blue cheese dip for buffalo wings. Finish with donut holes dipped into whisky dipping sauce. Enjoy, and get dipping!

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Picnic dip jars with pea guacamole

Not only are these snacks packed with flavour, but they’re so pretty they could even act as table decorations. Simple and quick to prepare, the dip jars will become a family favourite in no time.

Picnic dip jars with pea guacamole

Green goddess and red devil dips with homemade breadsticks and veg

These green goddess and red devil dips are a great way to make your picnic more interesting and they’re great as a snack with drinks.

Green goddess and red devil dips with homemade breadsticks and veg

Harissa honey dip

This sweet and spicy dip from Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour is a great idea for a middle-Eastern dinner party spread to serve with crunchy fish fritters.

Spiced cod fritters with harissa honey dip

Artichoke and white bean dip

This recipe for artichoke and white bean dip is perfectly paired with deep fried whitebait. It’s a great dip to serve as a starter or a snack alongside drinks.

Artichoke and white bean dip with whitebait

Queso fundido

Layers of melting cheese and spicy chorizo make up this seriously OTT hot Mexican dip. Be prepared to fight over this one.

queso fundido

Kale and cashew dip

Our kale and cashew dip is really easy to make and perfect for sharing. Serve with some seeded crackers and get dipping!

Kale Cashew dip

Blue cheese dip for buffalo wings

The best blue cheese dip recipe! This recipe for buffalo wings with blue cheese dip comes from Randy’s Wing Bar and they are addictive. To make an authentic buffalo wing you should use Frank’s® RedHot Sauce. Here are our recipes for chicken wings ‘n’ tings.

Buffalo wings with blue cheese dip

Or go all out with…

Dan Doherty’s blue cheese dip for sticky wings

Sticky wings are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. This recipe from Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle served with a delicious blue cheese dip takes it to the next level. Duck legs are very popular in the US. Use them instead if you can find a source.

Dan Doherty's sticky wings with blue cheese sauce

Cucumber with soured cream and dill

Our cucumber, soured cream and dill dip would go really well with some homemade flatbread. Salting the cucumber gets rid of a lot of the liquid and makes it really crunchy!

Cucumber with soured cream and dill

Korean dipping sauce and pancakes

We love this Korean dipping sauce, made with Asian ingredients to give courgette fritters a Korean-style makeover. This zingy dip is easy for a dinner-party starter. Makes enough for 4. Make it a Korean themed banquet with our Korean recipes.

Korean courgette pancakes with dipping sauce

Crab and chilli dip

We have paired our crab and chilli dip with salt-crusted Jersey Royals. These make a great starter or snack to serve with drinks. They are salty as you’d expect, so don’t cut any of the potato up as they will absorb more salt.

Crab and chilli dip with Jersey Royals

Dukkah goat’s cheese with homemade flatbread

Dukkah (which means to pound) is a dry dip originating in Egypt where bread is dipped into olive oil before the dip so it sticks. It’s also great for sprinkling on steamed or roast veg to make them more interesting.

Dukkah goat’s cheese with homemade flatbread


Posh hummus

Hummus is the king of dips, and a real party favourite! This poshed-up hummus with tomatoes and spring onion tastes so much better than shop-bought. It goes great with both bread and chips, and it’s sure to have your guests asking for the recipe.

Posh hummus

Mini cheese fondue with dippers

Everyone likes fondue. This is a quick and easy way to make it into a fun canapé. Emmenthal and gruyère are traditional to use, but other cheeses will work too.

Mini cheese fondue with dippers

Tomato chilli jam

Forget ketchup, make this elegant tomato jam to dip your chips into instead. The garlic, ginger and chilli will add a great kick to your Christmas nibbles, and it’s so addictive you won’t be able to get enough of it!

Tomato chilli jam

Grissini with anchovy dip

A punchy garlic and anchovy dip to get your party going. Making bread for a party might seem a bit of a faff, but this really easy recipe is a breeze and makes a huge pile of crisp Italian breadsticks to keep your crowd entertained this festive season.

Grissini with anchovy dip

Almond, basil and tomato pesto with chicory

Pesto is usually made with pine nuts but this version uses creamy almonds and tomatoes. Serve this rich vegetarian dip with grissini breadsticks for a quick party food or tossed with hot pasta as a weeknight supper.

Almond, basil and tomato pesto with chicory

Charred romesco sauce

We have created a vegan charred romesco sauce to dip tender spring onions into, a great vegan alternative for the BBQ.

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Charred romesco sauce

Donut holes with whisky dipping sauce

A sweet dip! The best pudding for a dinner party or a weekend treat. Fun idea for homemade donuts with the best dipping sauce, a delicious creamy whisky sauce. Makes enough for 6-8 guests. Try our donut recipes here.

Donut holes with whisky sauce