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The Best 56 Easy Dip Recipes and Ideas for any Party!

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We all know a tasty and easy dip recipe can be a game-changer. A good party needs a great dip, or five – and we have the perfect dip to make our party rock!

Well, 56 of them, to be precise!

Quick and Easy Dip Recipes – for any occasion! | Hurry The Food Up

One Dip To… Bring Your Party To Life

Whenever you need a dip – be it for a family gathering, Super Bowl Sunday, or as last-minute appetizers – there’s something for everyone here.

From herby pesto to creamy dip, from high-protein bean dips to creamy hummus to simple homemade sauces, there’s a dip to cater to every taste.

They also work well for covering salads, filling subs, wraps, tortillas…

And they’ve all got one thing in common. They’re EEEEAAAASY!!

We’ve compiled all of our favorite easy dip recipes into one place – and you can even watch our three absolute top-recommend dips being made on video.

Looking for a recommendation? Need something to dip into, sauce up, or fill? Here are a few of our personal favorites:

  • Sliced vegetables like peppers, carrots, cucumbers, radishes
  • Potatoes – boiled, fried, wedges
  • Nachos or crackers
  • Fruits – apples, pears, even bananas
  • Good breads, soft and fluffy or hard and crispy
  • Grains and cereals – rice, quinoa, oats, even flaxseed
  • Cheese (especially in chutney and pesto, but good in others too)

You can pour them over salads too, of course. Or use them as a base for pasta or even pizza!

With so many ideas to choose from you won’t know where to start. So just pick one and enjoy 😉

And one happy final note – ALL of these easy dip recipes are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. And yes, they still taste great 😉

Cold & Creamy Dip Recipes

Bonus: this vegetarian dip is a definite crowd favorite

Take your cucumber dips to the next level with this plush Persian variety. You won’t be able to stop dipping – promise!

Protein: 1.6g
Calories: 60kcal
Ready in: 5-10 minutes
Recipe by: ZardyPlants
Bonus: perfect vegan dip for spicy mains

Creamy, flavorful, and refreshing, this Vegan Raita is the perfect side to a spicy meal. Made in just 5-10 minutes, this simple dish complements Indian-style dishes perfectly.

Protein: 4g
Calories: 89 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: SplashOfTaste
Bonus: perfect vegetable dip for your meze, great for parties and BBQ

Thick yogurt with a wonderfully creamy texture, and bursting with fresh herb flavor with tiny chunks of feta cheese, this Haydari yogurt sauce is a vital part of a Turkish meze. Serve with pita bread & raw veggies.

Protein: 1g
Calories: 118 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: WhatAGirlEats
Bonus: this classic dip is what comes to mind when you think of chips and dip

This French onion dip is a copycat version of the dip mix from the 60s and 70s. For best results, chill for 1 hour before serving.

Protein: 2g
Calories: 584kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: FunFoodFrolic
Bonus: gluten-free and dairy-free dips, anyone?

Mango Dip is a creamy sweet and spicy dipping sauce made from ripe mangoes and chili. Learn how to make mango chili sauce in a few simple steps.

Protein: 1g
Calories: 71kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: ImmigrantsTable
Bonus: gluten-free AND vegan!

This is one dish you DO want to serve to a crowd… as long as you have extra stowed away for yourself. This masabacha will be such a hit, you wouldn’t refill the plates fast enough!

Protein: 1g
Calories: 114kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: KetoCookingWins
Bonus: fast and easy, creamy flavor; incredibly tasty dip!

Creamy, full of flavor, and with a spicy kick, this is the dip to end all dips. Perfect with your favorite dippers, get dipping today with this Creamy Jalapeno Dip!

Protein: 0.19g
Calories: 40.52kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: BeyondMereSustenance
Bonus: creamy, spicy, salty, savory, and herby

An addictive alternative to your usual salsa, Peruvian Ají Verde Recipe gets its gorgeous green hue from cilantro, jalapeño, huacatay paste (Peruvian black mint), and scallion. The flavors meld together with a bit of lime juice, olive oil, mayo, and cotija (or parmesan) in a creamy sauce that’s sure to be a new favorite!

Hot Dip Recipes

Baba Ganoush – The Father of all Eggplant Dips

Check out the recipe here


Protein: 12.6g

Calories: 617kcal

Ready in:45 minutes

Recipe by: Cristina & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: smoky, soft, and delicious

Baba Ganoush (or baba ghanouj) – the big daddy of all eggplant dips. Flatbreads and pitas go perfectly with this healthy vegan dip which is a beautiful fusion of Arab-Mediterranean cuisines.

Protein: 2g
Calories: 132kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes (only 20 minutes prep)
Recipe by: ThisHealthyTable
Bonus: delicious, lightly spicy, and healthy dip

This authentic muhammara recipe yields a lightly spicy dip made from roasted red peppers and walnuts. If you are looking for vegan dip ideas, this dip from Syria is a fantastic one.

Protein: 5g
Calories: 132kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: RunningOnRealFood
Bonus: easy hot dip recipe

Great dip for holidays, gatherings, Super Bowl parties, or any special occasion. High in fiber and protein. Amazingly creamy and cheesy yet this delicious vegan dip is completely dairy-free!

Protein: 7g
Calories: 393kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: aFoodLoversKitchen
Bonus: easy spinach dip recipe

This baked spinach artichoke dip is irresistibly good. You’ll want to serve it every chance you get! Make sure you grab a vegetarian (rennet-free) parmesan or hard cheese to make this cheesy dip!

Easy Party Dip Recipes

Bonus: mega quick, delicious, and very easy to make

Yummy Avocado Hummus – creamier than hummus and tastier than avocado, this easy dip combines the best of both for a delicious snack or a great party idea! A definite crowd pleaser! Why not give this a go at your next party?


  • Drain the chickpeas and save the water.

    1.5 cups chickpeas

  • Peel and deseed the avocado – remember to scrape out the dark green bits next to the skin – they’re the most nutritious part!

    1 medium ripe avocado

  • Juice the lemon and peel then roughly chop the garlic.

    ½ lemon, 2 cloves garlic

  • Put all the ingredients together into a food processor (we use this one from Amazon and it’s great).

    1.5 cups chickpeas, 1 medium ripe avocado, ½ lemon, 2 cloves garlic, ½ tsp cumin, ground, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil

  • Add ¼ cup chickpea water and blend for about a minute (you can also use plain water).
  • Add it all to a serving bowl and sprinkle the paprika powder on top to give it a nice colourful finish.

    1 tsp paprika powder

Nutrition Facts

The Best 56 Easy Dip Recipes and Ideas for any Party!

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Protein: 1g
Calories: 122kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: LowCarbYum
Bonus: a quick and easy, nut-free dip

Make this creamy low-carb dip or keto ranch dressing with dried spices. It’s better than pre-made ones and those made from a dry seasoning mix.

Protein: 7g
Calories: 47kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: FlavoursTreat
Bonus: easy dip recipe for parties

Savory yogurt dip goes well with pretty much any snack – vegetable sticks, potato wedges, vegetable chips, patties, fried appetizers such as pakora, baked cauliflower wings, and many more.

Calories: 110kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: TheHelpfulGF
Bonus: quick and easy dip recipe for chips

This easy corn salsa is the perfect, easy summer dip! Just pair it with chips and it’s perfect for your next potluck or cookout.

Protein: 0g
Calories: 26kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: SouthernAndModern
Bonus: sweet, salt, acid, heat – it’s got it all!

Thai cuisine makes extensive use of fish sauce and this recipe substitutes other umami flavors so you won’t feel like you are missing anything! Try it with crispy spring rolls or teriyaki veg.

Protein: 38.3g
Calories: 1285.25kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: TheUrbenLife
Bonus: easily customizable and adaptable

This quick and easy Dairy-Free 5-Layer Dip Recipe comes together with vegetarian refried beans, chunky guacamole, flavorful salsa, shredded lettuce, and sliced olives. Serve in a clear bowl or baking dish, so everyone can see the tasty layers!

Protein: 5.9g
Calories: 131kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: MelissaTraub
Bonus: party dip, and finger food friendly

Vegan hummus layered dip is an easy snack that elevates hummus to a new level with fresh, crunchy veggies and Mediterranean flavors! It has the flavors of a Greek salad all in a tasty appetizer.

Protein: 1g
Calories: 35kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: TheDevilWearsSalad
Bonus: a sure hit at your next party!

Spicy, tangy, and creamy all together in one. Our Sriracha Aioli will give you a burst of flavor not only in salads but also as a delicious dipping sauce.

Protein: 6.35g
Calories: 263.5 kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: EricasRecipes
Bonus: easy chip dip recipe

A healthy new Poblano Avocado Dip for chips. Or veggies. Or both. Roasted poblano peppers, creamy avocado, and just a couple of other ingredients blended up simply for a sultry delicious dairy-free, vegan dip full of happiness.

Protein: 6.09g
Calories: 106kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: BritneyBreaksBread
Bonus: easy Mexican dip recipe for your fiesta

This chunky vegan queso comes together in five minutes! It’s easy, flavorful, and full of smoky and spicy flavors!

Chutneys, Dressings & Saucy Dips

Bonus: very tasty, healthy, and tangy

This tangy yet sweet red onion chutney is animal-friendly, low in sugar, and incredibly tasty. It’s also easy to make, which is a massive win.

Avocado dressing

Check out the recipe here


Protein: 11g

Calories: 357kcal

Ready in:5 minutes

Recipe by: Cristina Parés & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: this creamy and luscious dressing is a definite crowd pleaser

Dress any salad to impress with this incredible avocado salad dressing. It’s tangy, tasty, and ridiculously nutritious. Salad and side ideas included.

Bonus: Zhuzh up a classic dip with ease

Spice up your salsa life with this delicious but simple recipe. Only takes 5 minutes and uses easy-to-find ingredients. Vegetarian and healthy.

Bonus: mega tasty, healthy and satisfying chutney

Taking the best from both Indian and British chutneys, this Anglo-Indian is the easiest, quickest and tastiest tomato chutney you’ll find on either continent.

Bonus: very easy to make, delicious, and quick recipe

Red Pesto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil. It’s vegan and only calls for 5 ingredients. Blend in a food processor and out comes a first-class pesto!

Bonus: easy, healthy, and tasty, can be stored for two weeks in the fridge

The favorite dip of most, this super simple and tasty basil pesto is great with any type of pasta or bread. And it can be made in just five minutes!

Bonus: amazingly quick, delicious, and versatile

This cashew cream is super fast, really tasty, and can be used as a dip, dressing, sauce, or cream! It even works as a mega vegan coleslaw dressing!

Bonus: beautifully delicious and healthy dip 🙂

Romesco Sauce from Catalan – this beautiful dish has been around for hundreds of years – you won’t find a better or more authentic piece of Catalan food history.

Protein: 2g
Calories: 105 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: DebraKlein
Bonus: mega-easy, quick and nutritious

This healthy vegan and gluten-free green tahini sauce is perfect for topping buddha bowls, as a spread for a wrap or sandwich, poured over your favorite green salad, or serve as a dip with fresh veggies.

Protein: 3g
Calories: 189kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Mrishtanna
Bonus: flavorful, fresh and authentic recipe

Mouthwatering and nutritious mint chutney is served best with South Indian breakfast and snacks.

Recipe by: SpoonsOfFlavor
Ready in: 20 minutes
Bonus: smokey and flavorful

A tangy, spicy chutney prepared with fire-roasted tomato, garlic, and green chili that goes well with rice & dal or idli/dosa.

Protein: 3g
Calories: 59kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: ShahzaDidevje
Bonus: healthy, easy and so yummy

Dip veggies, pour on salads, or enjoy as a sauce, this 5-minute vegan tofu chutney recipe is like nothing you’ve tried before. Healthy, plant-powered, and desi~licious – It’s easy to see why!

Protein: 0.1g
Calories: 18kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes (30 mins soak time)
Recipe by: TipsNRecipesBlog
Bonus: the quintessential Chinese sauce

Also known as Szechuan Sauce or Sichuan Sauce or Schezwan Chutney, this super delicious, well-balanced sauce takes only a few minutes to prepare and goes well with many dishes.

Protein: 0.1g
Calories: 18kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: SpoonsOfFlavor
Bonus: budget-friendly!

If you love your Subway sandwiches, you will love this recipe! With a perfect balance of sweet and tangy, this is as good as the real thing!

Protein: 0.1g
Calories: 29kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: TipsNRecipesBlog
Bonus: gluten-free and dairy-free

A delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan Carrot Chutney Recipe is prepared with grated carrots. It is mildly spicy, tangy, and full of goodness. The dipping sauce is perfect for snacks and a lovely accompaniment to a meal.

Protein: 0g
Calories: 42kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: DebraKlein
Bonus: easy and uncomplicated

This Mango Salad Dressing is super tasty, incredibly refreshing, and easy to make with just a handful of healthy ingredients.

Protein: 1g
Calories: 73kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: BowlsAreTheNewPlates
Bonus: quick and easy Mexican dip

Protein: 1g
Calories: 176kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: PipingPotCurry
Bonus: quick, healthy, creamy, and yummy

This magical Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce is finger-licking delicious. It takes just 5 minutes to make in a blender and is perfect on tacos, burgers, salads, or just as a side with chips and vegetables.

Protein: 8g
Calories: 403kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: WholeFoodSoulFoodKitchen
Bonus: chunky or smooth, which gets your vote?

Do you prefer a sweet dip or are you a savory dip kinda person? Whichever one gets your vote, this recipe caters to both!

Protein: 5g
Calories: 134kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: WholeFoodSoulFoodKitchen
Bonus: makes a great tasty snack, side dish, or topping

A twist on the classic pico de gallo this recipe includes some refreshing cucumber, tangy lime, and jalapeno pepper for some authentic Mexican flavors.

Protein: 1g
Calories: 192kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: SplashOfTaste
Bonus: zingy, fresh, and light

Bursting with lemon and fresh garlic flavor, this creamy lemon aioli recipe has to be one of the freshest, tastiest aioli sauces ever! Slather it on a sandwich, on top of rice, or burgers, or use it as a dipping sauce – whatever you choose, you’re going to LOVE it!

Protein: 39g
Calories: 1107kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: FlavoursTreat
Bonus: substitute honey with maple syrup to make this vegan-friendly

Peanut dipping sauce made with simple pantry staples gets ready in just 5 minutes. This versatile sauce can be used as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, and much more.

Healthy Dip Recipes

Bonus: a great way to boost your protein intake

A tangy high protein white bean dip that’s ideal for munching at home or taking to parties. Your body will thank you for this nutritious beast!

Bonus: tasty, quick, healthy, and versatile dip

A revolutionary high protein black beans and lime dip. Perfect for parties, snacking, dipping or post-workout. This quick and easy dip is a crowd pleaser, every time!

Bonus: a quick dip recipe that’s healthy too!

Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté). A super-fast recipe that works as an appetizer, snack, or party dip. Surprise your guests with this awesome spread!

Bonus: healthy and incredibly easy

High Protein Yogurt Dip. Just three ingredients: plain yogurt, peanut butter, and honey. 14g of protein per 100g. Perfect with fruit and ready in 3 minutes. Sure to be a big hit!

Protein: 6g
Calories: 272kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: Cooktoria
Bonus: easy, fast, amazingly delicious!

This Sweet Potato Hummus makes a perfect healthy snack that’s packed with flavor. You’ll be surprised how delicious it is!

Protein: 5g
Calories: 170kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: DriveMeHungry
Bonus: easy dip recipes to dip veggies into

This cilantro jalapeno hemp seed hummus is creamy, spicy, healthy, and made without tahini! An easy recipe that’s perfect for dipping vegetables or pita!

Protein: 2g
Calories: 200kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: AlwaysUseButter
Bonus: amazingly delicious, healthy, and quick

Vegan Tapenade is the no-anchovy version of the classic French olive spread. Filled with your favorite black olives, basil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, capers & olive oil it has all the flavor but none of the fish. Perfect for dipping your potato chips or bread into, or using in your salads.

Protein: 4g
Calories: 165kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: ShivaniLovesFood
Bonus: mega-easy, quick and nutritious

An easy and healthy recipe for vibrant beetroot hummus made in a blender. This hummus is a great protein-packed vegan dip!

Protein: 5g
Calories: 218kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: FlavoursTreat
Bonus: quick, simple and so healthy dip

Carrot dip is a sweet and spicy vegan, gluten-free, healthy, and creamy dipping sauce and has amazing flavors of coriander, fresh lime juice, ginger, and garlic.

Protein: 3g
Calories: 103kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes (only 5 minutes prep)
Recipe by: ItsaVegWorldAfterAll
Bonus: easy dip recipe for veggies

This delicious dip has the sweet flavor of caramelized onions and a creamy texture from white beans. Serve with veggies, fruit, and tortilla or pita chips.

Protein: 2.6g
Calories: 61.14kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: ChickpeaAndHerb
Bonus: super healthy, quick, and full of flavor

Check out this easy dip … or sauce … or dressing if you’re looking for a light and flavorful addition to a veggie platter, gyro, or salad. I know that’s a lot of “or’s” but I don’t think this dip could be any more versatile if it wanted to be.

Protein: 1g
Calories: 71kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: UrbanFarmie
Bonus: one can of chickpeas, some basic spices, and hey presto!

This hummus (chickpea dip) recipe does not use tahini and takes on some subtle spice notes for ensuring deliciousness. The result is 100% awesomeness.

Dippy Doubts

What are good things to dip?

Any crunchy item is a great thing to pair with a dip. A potato crisp, thick chunky chips, potato wedges, crudites, battered and fried veggies like tempura veg, samosa, south Indian vada etc.

There is a whole world out there!

What are the most common dips?

Dips fall into three main categories – the creamy kind, made of yogurt/sour cream, etc., and the non-creamy kind, made out of tomatoes, roasted red peppers, olives, etc.

The third one is the one made of legumes – hummus, bean spreads, etc fall into this category. Just go nuts trying out everything in this fun collection. You don’t have to wait for Superbowl for it!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our compilation of quick, vegetarian, and vegan easy dip recipes. Which ones did you try?

Tell us your favorite ones, which were a hit, which were a miss (uh oh!) – as always, any feedback is welcome, so feel free to chat with us and leave a comment below!


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