You might not be able to currently host lavish dinner parties or dine out at your favorite restaurant, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop eating good food. If anything, now that you’re spending more time at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to brush up on your cooking skills. And why not get creative and whip up some masterful dips?
After all, there really is nothing better than some chips, veggies, and dip.
Here, we rounded up some easy to make, truly delicious dip recipes that just so happen to be healthy for you, too. This way, you can enjoy a tasty spread while you queue up another Netflix series or tune into a big game. You’re welcome, in advance.
And to really step up your cooking game, check out any of the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.
The 7-layer dip can seem a bit overwhelming, but this is a lighter version, so you can indulge guilt-free. Here, you’re munching on spicy ground turkey, pico de gallo, black beans, and a spoonful of Greek yogurt standing in for sour cream. Building this dip in separate layered servings in individual glasses allows for you and your family to easily stick to the right portions, and you don’t have to worry about anyone double-dipping.
Get our recipe for a Healthy 7-Layer Dip.
You can never go wrong with a creamy spinach dip, and when you add bacon to it, well, now you’re talking. Thanks to the bacon here, this keto-friendly dip serves up some crunchiness and smokiness in each bite. Basically, you’re going to want to scoop this dip on basically everything. We won’t judge.
Get our recipe for Creamy Bacon-Spinach Dip.
Oh, queso. It’s warm and flavorful and tastes great with chips. This recipe is loaded up with healthy vegetables such as tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and chiles. Nothing brings people together quite like cheese. So be sure to send this one to your friends so you all can eat it together on your next Zoom hang.
Get our recipe for Queso Fundido.
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We’re going to make a bold statement: Everyone should have a solid guacamole recipe on hand at all times. So here you go! This guac is great to eat alongside some crispy quesadillas, or just with some tortilla chips and veggies.
Get our recipe for the Easiest Guacamole.
While there is nothing wrong with going for a store-bought option, making your own hummus is a major accomplishment. If you have a food processor, a few cloves of garlic, some chickpeas, and olive oil, then you’re good to go! This recipe is basic in the best way—it’s right to the point and no-frills like classic hummus should be.
Get our recipe for Simple Homemade Hummus.
Remember that feeling of sitting down at a restaurant table and the waiter or waitress would bring over chips and salsa for the table? A truly wonderful moment of pure glee and delight. Well, now you can experience that feeling whenever you want by making your own salsa right at home.
Get our recipe for Restaurant-Level Salsa.
This Greek yogurt-based dip is great to pair alongside some pita and chicken-skewers.
Get our recipe for Fire-Roasted Jalapeño Dip.
This dip is a true classic, but it’s often filled with less than ideal ingredients. This version, though, uses a much-healthier olive oil-based mayo and chiles to bring some extra heat.
Get our recipe for an Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip.
This keto-friendly dip is a meat-based spread that pairs perfectly with some pork rinds.
Get our recipe for a BBQ Pork Dip.
Avocado really makes everything better, as it’s a high fiber, magnesium and potassium-rich healthy fat. So adding it to hummus just makes sense and puts a yummy twist on the dip.
Get our recipe for Avocado Hummus.