Recipe Round-Up: 10 Healthy Summer Dips
Every party needs a tasty dip and this summer, we’ve got you covered with 10 of our favourite healthy recipes. Made from simple ingredients that you probably have on hand, all of these dips can be ready in just a few minutes.
Of course, you’ll want something to dip with and we love tortilla chips, crunchy crackers, and fresh veggies. Ready to get munching? Read on for our favourite summer dips.
Who doesn’t love a good platter of vegetables, crackers, nuts, and dips? This is the perfect dip to make for a crowd and it only takes a few ingredients to make. The magical addition of red lentils provides a healthy dose of fiber and plant-based protein which will help stabilize blood sugar and keep your digestion in check.
This dip is sure to bring both major flavour and a fresh feeling from the gorgeous colour. It’s perfectly sweet from the green peas and packs a punch of plant-based protein with the hemp seeds. Pair it with crackers, put it on a sandwich, or enjoy it on its own.
This dairy free cheese sauce not only tastes amazing but can be added to any of your favourite dishes that call for cheese. It’s silky, decadent, and will jazz up any roasted or steamed veggies.
This black bean dip is super easy and so delicious! The best part? You won’t feel bad for double dipping your chips or crudités. If you’re not a fan of black beans, just switch them up for kidney beans or chickpeas. Get creative and enjoy!
A go-to appetizer for parties, this creamy and indulgent spinach artichoke dip is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s high in fiber thanks to the spinach and artichokes and perfectly creamy from the parmesan and cream cheese.
6. Mint Basil Guacamole from It’s To Die For
Guacamole is hard to mess up and this dish is a perfect twist on the traditional recipe. Avocados are also the ultimate health food with 20 vitamins and minerals, and more potassium than a banana. We’re crazy about this chunky, flavourful recipe.
Have fresh basil on hand? Whip up this allergen friendly pesto! The nutritional yeast gives it that cheesy flavour, while the hemp hearts make it creamy and add a boost of protein. Enjoy it with pasta, in stir fries or with veggies and crackers at all of your summer parties.
8. Sweet Potato Queso Dip from Detoxinista
A great alternative to nut-based vegan dips, this recipe gets its silky texture from sweet potatoes and is lower in calories for those who want an even healthier dairy-free alternative. It’s perfectly spiced, creamy, satisfying and best enjoyed with baked tortilla chips. We hope you’ll agree!
9. The Best Garden Vegetable Dip from Health Nut Nutrition
A creamy, dairy-free, veggie-infused dip to serve at all of your gatherings this summer. It’s versatile, easy to make and loaded with vegetables and herbs for major points in the flavour department. It’s made with real ingredients you can feel good about and doesn’t contain any funky additives you’ll often find in store-bought veggie dips.
10. White Bean Dip from Sweet Potato Chronicles
This insanely delicious dip is a lot like hummus, minus the tahini. It features white kidney beans which are so good for you and full of healthy, lean protein, so you’re getting a lot out of one little snack. Feel free to switch up the spices to suit your taste buds and watch it disappear!
Danica is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and health coach on a mission to help women around the world find their optimal well-being. She is the founder of Nakd Health, where she coaches clients to prioritize wellness in their busy lives with delicious recipes, nutrition advice, fitness and lifestyle changes.