12 Healthy (and Delicious!) Dip Recipes to Try This Summer
It’s summer, guys. Which means cookouts, family reunions, Fourth of July parties, and barbecues galore. (Yay!) Whether you’re just hanging out by the lake with friends, having a drink with coworkers after a long day, or catching up with family from out of town, there are two things I can guarantee about any summertime celebration: one, there will be chips, and two, there will be salsa.
But this year, try mixing it up a little with some of these healthier dip recipes, loaded with summery flavors like pineapple, basil, crab, mango, cucumber, and more.
Skinny Vegan Spinach Dip
via No Recipes
This vegan spinach dip is as delicious as the original but way less fattening. Soft tofu and cashews mimic the classic, creamy texture without all the heavy cheese and mayonnaise.
Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
via Mother Thyme
Next time you get a craving for buffalo chicken dip (which for me happens about once a week) try out this buffalo cauliflower dip! And if you’re really trying to slim your waistline, put down the chips and dig in with some some celery sticks instead.
Peach Mango Salsa
via Averie Cooks
Nothing says it’s summertime quite like the refreshing, fruity combination of peach and mango, right? Serve it chilled with tortilla chips or as a garnish to top off some grilled chicken or fish.
Greek Yogurt Guacamole
via Popsugar Fitness
Now you can eat as much guac as you want without the guilt. This fluffy, lightened-up Greek yogurt guacamole recipe packs in more protein than your typical guac while saving you calories.
Skinny Crab and Artichoke Dip with Jalapeño
via Pinch of Yum
This crab dip only has 75 calories per serving and is loaded with fresh, lump crabmeat, artichoke hearts, cheese, jalapeños, and lemon juice. Grab some multigrain chips and dive into this pool of deliciousness.
Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus
via Oh My Veggies
Even though kale is super healthy, it can be a deal breaker for some people. But trust us, nobody at your cookout will object to this delicious roasted garlic kale hummus!
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Via Well Plated
This dip is exploding with yummy flavors like parmesan, red pepper, and basil. And the good news is, it’s light and not super filling, making it the perfect appetizer before a hearty meal.
Crisp Cucumber Salsa
via What Megan’s Making
This cucumber salsa recipe is perfect for a hot day at the beach. It’s light, refreshing, detoxifying and loaded with veggies like red onions, tomatoes, peppers and more. Serve it chilled for a healthy way to cool down.
Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Dip
via Skinny Mom
Having a summer fiesta? Try out this colorful, nutrient-loaded salsa stuffed with black beans, diced avocado, corn, red peppers, lime juice, and parsley. Yummmm.
Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip
via Eating Well
This Greek-inspired dip packs in a little kick with some cayenne and chile pepper. Perfect when served with baked pita chips!
Creamy Basil Parsley Dip
via Gourmade In the Kitchen
Basil is one of my all-time favorite summer flavors. If I could live off of pesto sauce, I seriously would. So naturally, when I saw this recipe for basil parsley dip I had to include it. This healthy, cooling dip is perfect for dipping carrot sticks, peppers, celery, or any veggie of your liking!
Pineapple Tomato Salsa
via Simply Recipes
Shock your tastebuds (in a good way) by throwing some pineapple into your classic tomato salsa recipe. Pineapple is rich in vitamin C and will give your salsa a sweet and healthy twist.
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