From Guac to Roasted Garlic Hummus Dip, Here Are 3 Must-Have Party Snacks


 

Recipes using hummus

Getting tired of traditional chips and dip at your parties? Need a healthy and dairy-free alternative to something that uses sour cream and other fattening ingredients? If you answered yes to these questions, then it’s time to spice up your dip choices. Here are three different types of dips you can use to make a splash at your next party or event:

Salsa

Most people have had chips and salsa if they’ve been to a Mexican restaurant. However, there are a seemingly infinite number of ways to make this delicious dip. By adding jalapenos, chipotle peppers, and other hot ingredients, you can turn this dish into a spicy dip. Salsa can also be made with sweet ingredients, such as mango or pineapple. Get creative when you make your own or look for some interesting varieties when you go shopping. Salsa is best served with tortilla chips, which come in different colors to make a fun snack.

Guacamole

Like salsa, guacamole is another dip that can be customized to your likes. Most often, however, it’s made from a few basic ingredients: avocados, tomatoes, onions, and peppers. To make it the cheater way, you can use avocados and combine them with ready made salsa. There are also store-bought varieties that are perfect if you don’t have the time to make your own. Like salsa, guacamole is also usually served with tortilla chips; it’s also good on the side for a meal or as a topping — even on burgers and sandwiches. If you don’t feel like serving chips and salsa, try making mini sliders topped with guac for a party.

Hummus

What is hummus? You may have seen this type of dip in your local supermarket and not known what it was. Hummus is made from chickpeas and a type of sesame paste called tahini. It is then usually combined with different ingredients for flavor. Roasted garlic hummus dip is one of the most commonly found varieties in stores, and as a bonus, it’s also heart healthy. Those who consume legumes, like the chickpeas in hummus, score higher on the Health Eating Index, have lowered risk of heart disease, and tend to have a lower BMI and smaller waist circumference. Garlic, meanwhile, can treat a variety of ailments and promotes heart health. In addition to roasted garlic hummus dips, spicy hummus dips and spreads are widely available, and varieties like roasted red pepper and spinach and artichoke are savory alternatives if you’re not a fan of garlic. These dips are best served with pita bread, but you use different kinds of chips, too.

Need a great recipe for guac or advice on what to serve with some roasted garlic hummus dip? Leave a comment.

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