Dip Recipes that are Awesome

If you like flavorful food you probably already have many favorite awesome dip recipes.

But below are some of my favorite and maybe a favorite or even a new one for you to enjoy.

Need a quick dip recipe for unexpected company? How about a dip that doubles as a nutritious snack or perhaps, could even a mini-meal?  Try a Dip.

Dip Tips

Keep cut fruits, such as apples, pears, bananas, and peaches, from turning brown by coating them with an acidic juice such as lemon, orange or pineapple juice. Or use a commercial produce protector such as Fruit-Fresh, and follow the manufacturer’s directions.

Cover and refrigerate cut fruit and vegetables until ready to serve.

Most cold dips taste best if refrigerated for about an hour before serving to let the flavors blend.

Perishable foods like dips and cut fruit and vegetables should not sit at room temperature for more than two hours, total time. If you will be serving dip for a longer period than this, set out a smaller bowl of dip and then replace it with another one when it is empty. DO NOT add a fresh dip to dip that has been sitting out. Use any dip that has not been served within three to four days of preparation date.

The way food is presented is as important in many ways as the way
it tastes and how good it is for you. The sight of well-presented food starts off the digestive process; the mouth waters, you feel hungry and the taste buds go on full alert. Poorly presented food gives a premonition that reduces flavor and enjoyment.

Bacon and Cheese Dip

Bacon and Cheese Dip
Ingredients
  • 250 g. 8 oz. soft cream cheese.
  • ½ cup shredded cheese.
  • ½ cup cooked cold bacon pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fried green capsicum (bell pepper).2 spring onions, chopped.
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped.
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Accompaniments:
  4. Vegetable sticks, toast, water crackers, savory biscuits.

Bacon and Mushroom Dip

Bacon and Mushroom Dip
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped bacon pieces.
  • 15 g. 1/2 oz. or 3 teaspoons butter.
  • I small onion chopped.
  • 1 clove garlic crushed.
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour.
  • 250 g. 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced.
  • 250 g. 8 oz. soft cream cheese.
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce.
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry.
  • 1/2 cup sour cream.
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon until crisp and then place on absorbent paper.
  2. Place butter, onion, and garlic in a saucepan and cook until onion
  3. is transparent.
  4. Stir in mushrooms and cook until soft.
  5. Sprinkle mixture with flour and stir.
  6. On low heat add cheese, sauces, and sherry.
  7. Stir until combined.
  8. Stir in sour cream and bacon.
  9. May be served hot or cold.

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Tuna Veggie Dip

Tuna Veggie Dip
Ingredients
  • 1 can approx. 6 oz. water-packed tuna, drained
  • 1 stalk celery chopped fine
  • 1 medium carrot chopped fine
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons lower fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients until well blended with sufficient mayonnaise until desired consistency is obtained.
  2. Tip: This recipe also may be used as a sandwich spread.

Clam Dip

Clam Dip
Ingredients
  • 250 g. 8 oz. light cream cheese.
  • ½ cup sour cream.
  • 300 g. 9 ½ oz. tin baby clams, drained, reserving 3 tablespoons of
  • liquid.
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red capsicum bell pepper.
  • 1 spring onion finely chopped.
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped.
  • ¾ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.
  • 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce.
  • salt to taste.
Instructions
  1. Beat together cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover and refrigerate.

Honey Yogurt Fruit Dip

Honey Yogurt Fruit Dip
Ingredients
  • 1 cup nonfat or lowfat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey
Instructions
  1. Mix yogurt with vanilla and cinnamon. Add honey to taste, until desired sweetness is obtained.
  2. Tip: This recipe also may be used as a salad dressing.

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