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Top 10 dip recipes

Adding dips can make the plainest food that much tastier. Whether it’s for a party you’re hosting, taking on a picnic, a BBQ or an after school snack dips can add a delightful taste – and dips made from scratch are extra delicious. Here are our top ten dip recipes for you to enjoy.

  • 1

    White bean dip

    Nutrient-packed white beans are the main ingredient in this easy homemade dip. Add bread and fresh vegie sticks and your work or school-day lunch is ready to eat.

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  • 2

    Carrot dip

    While supermarket chillers are packed full of ready-made dips, they are actually very easy and economical to make at home. At this time of year, when the weather is warm and meals are casual, dips are perfect for easy entertaining and bridging the gap before dinner.

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  • 3

    Cashew nut dip and vegies

    1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 cup cashew nut pieces 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ¹/3 cup sour cream Salt and freshly ground black pepper Carrot sticks, to serve Cherry tomatoes,

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  • 4

    Five-layer Mexican dip

    Whenever you have friends or family over, this healthy snack or lunchtime dish will be a real hit. It’s best made and served as fresh as possible and can be put into take-home packs.

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  • 5

    Easy mussel dip

    Just throw the following ingredients into your sturdy food processor – my Kenwood made an easy job of it.

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  • 7

    Beetroot and yoghurt dip

    This simple beetroot dip takes just 5 minutes to prepare. But if you've the time or the inclination, using fresh beetroot instead of canned will give the dip a truly rich and earthy flavour.

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  • 9

    Eggplant and tarragon dip

    Eggplant and tarragon create an earthy deep flavour for this dip. Add crunch with radish on the side or serve with olives and grissini.

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