Easy dip recipes
Whip up one of our dips, from classic hummus to vibrant picnic classics and the best blue cheese dip for buffalo wings
Looking for easy dip recipes? Want the best hummus? Try our ideas here and check out our picnic recipes.
Our dip recipes make super easy entertaining ideas and additions 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? We've got the ultimate blue cheese dip for buffalo wings.
Easy dip recipes
Beetroot and dill dip
Put 300g cooked, chopped beetroot, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp natural yogurt, 4 tbsp tahini and some seasoning in a food processor and whizz to smooth. Stir in a handful of chopped dill to serve.
Avocado herb dip
Put 1 bunch of chopped spring onions, juice of a lime, 4 tbsp soured cream, 1 peeled, stoned and chunked avocado and a handful each of coriander and chives in a food processor. Whizz until smooth and sprinkle with hot sauce to serve.
Put 2 jars of drained artichoke hearts, 1 crushed garlic clove in a food processor with 3 tbsp oil from the jar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Whizz until smooth. Stir in 3 tbsp grated parmesan, drizzle with more oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika to serve.
Greek feta dip
Whizz 200g block of crumbled feta, 6 tbsp natural yogurt, juice of 1 lemon, and a pinch of cayenne in a food processor. Sprinkle over dried red chilli flakes to serve.
Moroccan pepper dip
Put 4 drained roasted red peppers from a jar, ½ crushed garlic clove, 50g toasted walnut halves, 2 tbsp harissa, 2 tbsp olive oil and the juice of a lemon in a food processor. Whizz until smooth.
Homemade mayonnaise is quick and easy to whip up, and beats the shop-bought stuff every time – except silky, creamy results.
Want to make a silky, garlicky aïoli with all of the flavour but none of the faff? Try this super-simple version – we like it served with chips for dunking.
Blue cheese dip
This punchy homemade dip is crying out for some potato wedges or chicken wings for dipping. A great one for nibbles when you have friends over.
This velvety chickpea dip makes a great addition to a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean mezze feast. Plus, making your own hummus is easier than you'd think...
This gently spiced raita is a speedy dip that looks fancy. Serve it with warm pittas for a great nibble or ideal starter. It's also a perfect, cooling condiment for spicy dishes.
Beetroot, yogurt and lime dip
This vibrant, tangy, five-ingredient dip is ideal served with slices of grilled halloumi. Definitely one for your next BBQ.
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.
Green goddess and red devil dips
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.
Charred chilli salsa
This salsa (made with both red and scotch bonnet chillies) goes great with grilled meat, making it the perfect accompaniment for a BBQ. Check out more of our BBQ recipes for inspiration.
Hemp oil pesto
Try our hemp oil pesto for a classic twist on the Italian basil pesto recipe to make a really fresh dip.
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.
Layers of melting cheese and spicy chorizo make up this seriously OTT hot Mexican dip. Be prepared to fight over this one.
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.
Cucumber with soured cream and dill
Our refreshing 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!
Korean dipping sauce for 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. Make it a Korean-themed banquet with our Korean recipes.
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.
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.
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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