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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


Serve this classic Greek dip with grilled meat or fish, or as a dip with pitta and crudités.

A bowl of tzatziki with a flatbread dipped in

Pinto bean and salsa macha dip

Salsa macha, a smoky Mexican chilli paste, is the star in this quick bean dip – perfect with salted tortilla chips and beers on the side

Dip in a small blue bowl with tortilla chips and drinks on the side

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.

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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.

Avocado Dip Recipe

Artichoke dip

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.

Artichoke Dip Recipe

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.

olive, feta and smoked paprika hummus

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.

Moroccan Dip Recipe

Basic mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is quick and easy to whip up, and beats the shop-bought stuff every time – except silky, creamy results.

a small grey bowl of yellow mayonnaise next to a carton of eggs

Easy aïoli

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.

Easy Aioli

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.

Blue cheese dip

Classic hummus

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...

Classic Hummus Recipe

Cucumber raita

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.

A small white bowl of dip with torn bread on the side

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.

Beetroot, Lime and Yogurt Dip

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.

Charred chilli salsa

Hemp oil pesto

Try our hemp oil pesto for a classic twist on the Italian basil pesto recipe to make a really fresh dip.

Pesto Sauce Recipe | Hemp Oil Pesto Sauce

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 Recipe With Harissa Honey Dip

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 Recipe (Plus How To Video)

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.

Buffalo wings with blue cheese dip

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.

Courgette Pancakes Recipe 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.


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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