There's always an occasion for dips. Whether it's a laid-back starter at your dinner party, a mid-afternoon snack at work, a picnic crowd pleaser or a drinks party nibble, simply add a glass of something chilled, a few crisps or some carrot batons and we're happy bunnies.
The next time you need to put on an impressive dip spread, get inspired we've these four new flavour-packed, surprisingly simple dips with some serious wow-factor. Simply pair with some veggie crudités, breadsticks, crackers or crisps and you're onto a winner. Go on, take a dip.
Pre-cooked beetroot is a brilliant ingredient to have up your sleeve. Not only does it add some sophisticated and earthy sweetness to this classic houmous recipe, but it also turns it a brilliant, vivid pink! Great for fussy eaters, this magenta wonder is sure to capture kids' attention.
Crushed pea & feta dip
This super herby dip is packed with fresh mint, basil and dill, and garden peas. Feta adds some bold flavour, while flaked almonds bring some extra texture that makes this green wonder feel seriously grown up. Pair with breadsticks or toasted batons of sourdough loaf for a glorious, green appetiser that pays homage to British summertime flavours.
Roasted carrot & yogurt dip
Middle-Eastern spices and carrots work surprisingly well together. We love experimenting with earthy flavours like cumin and sumac and sweet, orange carrots. In this dip the veg is roasted with garlic, cumin, coriander and sweet and spicy harissa before it's blended down with Greek-style yogurt and pine nuts for a super silky dip that goes brilliantly with celery and red pepper sticks.
Garlic & herb white bean dip
Garlic mayo makes a brilliant accompaniment for dipping pizza crusts or chips. This version made with butterbeans is not only lower in fat than its mayo version (ours has only 0.1g of saturated fat per serving!) but it's also much more filling. Partner with everything from handcut chips to crisps or carrot sticks for an ultra-luxe nibbles option that feels a little bit naughty.