We can never get enough of dip and hummus recipes. While you might think their sole purpose is to fill up a bowl so you can dunk your veggies and chips in them, dip and hummus recipes are actually incredibly versatile. Aside from dipping, you can use them:
- As a sandwich spread instead of mayo
- As a sauce for your veggies, meat, fish, gluten-free pasta or recipe-free dinner bowls
- As a thick and hearty salad dressing
- As a topping for savory oatmeal, toast, baked sweet potatoes, grains, chili or soups
We like to make a dip or hummus recipe each week (or several!) and keep them in the fridge to dollop as we please. All you need is a good food processor or blender and you’re ready to whip them up at home, too. Here are some of our favourite dip and hummus recipes to get you started!
(And if you’re looking for more inspiration after you read this post, check out our 20 Best Guacamole Recipes or these 12 Homemade Condiments You’ll Never Need to Buy Again.)
20 Best Dip and Hummus Recipes
Ginger + Turmeric Hummus
Hummus gets a major anti-inflammatory boost with a generous amount of turmeric and ginger. Plus, the golden colour looks bright and beautiful on a veggie platter.
Baba Ghanoush Hummus
Why choose between hummus and baba ghanoush (eggplant dip) when you can have them both at the same time?
This creamy and flavourful hummus gets its hue from antioxidant-rich black beans and calcium-packed black sesame seeds.
Muhammara (Syrian Red Pepper Dip)
This sweet, tangy and spicy dip stars roasted red peppers and you can use it in a million ways. Plus, this recipe offers a number of handy substitutions if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand.
Paleo French Onion Dip
Skip the fake onion dip packets and blend this vegan and Paleo cashew-based version instead. It’s super creamy and very easy to make!
Pico de Gallo
Discover how to make the perfect pico de gallo that isn’t too wet and soggy.
Roasted Beet Tahini Dip
Add some vibrancy to your plate with this bright, luxurious and creamy vegan beet dip.
Deconstructed Mexican Hummus Dip
This potluck-friendly hummus recipe is topped with the works – and we mean the works: avocado, jalapeno, olives, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, herbs and more. Excuse us while we gorge. (For a dairy-free version, omit the cheese.)
5 Minute Magic Green Sauce
We can’t think of a better way to spend 5 minutes of our time than making this dreamy, flavourful and nutrient-packed green sauce.
Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus
Infuse your hummus with a sweet, caramel-y flavour by blending in roasted sweet potatoes. You will love this one!
Raw Creamy Zucchini Hummus
Who says the best dip and hummus recipes need cooked chickpeas? This raw, chickpea-less version is great for those of you who find beans a little hard on the tummy.
Spicy Moroccan Carrot Dip
This sweet and spicy carrot dip also includes a bonus recipe for homemade za’atar. And what could be better than dipping your vegetables in more veggies?
The Best Guacamole 3 Ways
Get three recipes in one with this basic guac recipe and ideas for how you can dress it up.
Roasted Garlic + Herb Vegan Cream Cheese
If you’ve ditched dairy and have a hankering for cream cheese, you need to make this vegan version right now.
Paleo Pimiento Cashew Cheese
Another vegan version for the cheese lovers. Skip the processed cheese and blend your pimientos with cashews for a sweet and creamy spread.
Low Carb Cauliflower Hummus
If you haven’t tried cauliflower hummus yet, you need to rectify it. This cauli hummus is vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free and nut-free – making it a great option for virtually any diet.
Edamame Pumpkin Seed Hummus
You’ll love this nutritious twist on traditional dip and hummus recipes. It’s protein-packed and mighty flavourful!
Asian Avocado + Mango Salsa
This bright and fresh avocado mango salsa gets an Asian spin with the addition of Ponzu sauce in the dressing.
Sprouted Lentil Hummus
Access the power of sprouted nutrition in a fun new way with this sprouted lentil hummus. It’s got all the traditional flavours of ‘regular’ hummus, and you can enjoy a kitchen science experiment by making your own sprouts.
5 Minute Vegan Basil Pesto
Brighten your day with this brilliant vegan basil pesto, which gets its ‘cheesy’ flavour from nutritional yeast instead of Parmesan. Great for dipping, or for pasta sauce!