Perfect Party Dips

From a creamy crab dip to a smokey tomato dip, these are our favorite dips for afternoon snacking and game day munching.

Hot and Sweet Red Pepper Dip with Walnuts and Pomegranates
Hot and Sweet Red Pepper Dip with Walnuts and Pomegranates
In Turkey, pomegranates' red color denotes life and fertility. Muhammara is a hot and sweet Middle Eastern dip made from peppers, walnuts, and pomegranate molasses. See the recipe for Hot and Sweet Red Pepper Dip with Walnuts and Pomegranates »William Abranowicz
See the RecipeChristopher Baker
Chile Con Queso
Laurie Smith
See the RecipeJames Baigrie
See the RecipeChris Granger
Savannah-Style Artichoke Dip
Parmesan cheese and plenty of garlic give this artichoke dip a rich, cheesy tanginess. See the Savannah-Style Artichoke Dip RecipeBen Fink
Lao Tomato Dip
Charred vegetables add a layer of smokiness to a tomato-based dip. See the recipe for Lao Tomato Dip »André Baranowski
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
We like to use thawed, frozen artichoke hearts in this creamy, classic dip. See the recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip »André Baranowski
Hummus with Tahini
Hummus with Tahini
This velvety dip is a classic—we like it garnished with pickles and served with plenty of toasted pita chips.Penny De Los Santos
Avocado Crema
Avocado Crema
This purée of avocado and sour cream serves as a rich, cooling counterpoint to spicy dishes.Todd Coleman
Eggplant and Parsley Dip (Melintzanosalata)
Eggplant and Parsley Dip (Melintzanosalata)
Chiles lend heat to this smoky dip from Kea, Greece.Penny De Los Santos
Tahini Dip (Techina)
Tahini Dip (Techina)
Brightened with lemon and garlic, tahini becomes a bright, creamy dip—try it with warm pita, or sliced vegetables.Todd Coleman
Homemade French Onion Dip
Homemade French Onion Dip
Our favorite recipe for this classic dip showcases onions three ways: fried, roasted, and fresh.Todd Coleman
Hot Crab Dip with Pita Chips
Hot Crab Dip with Pita Chips
The best party foods are ones that combine comfort with luxury. Crab is an extravagant ingredient, but when used in a warm, savory dip, a little goes a long way.Anna Stockwell
Roasted Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise
Roasted Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise
Roasted garlic, chili peppers in adobo, and lemon juice seriously kicks up a standard mayonnaise.Todd Coleman
Eggplant and Yogurt Dip (Borani-e Bademjan)
Eggplant and Yogurt Dip (Borani-e Bademjan)
Garnished with walnuts and garlic chips, this creamy dip makes a great appetizer.Ali Farboud
Yogurt and Cucumber Dip (Mast-o Khiar)
Yogurt and Cucumber Dip (Mast-o Khiar)
Topped with rose petals and golden raisins, this simple dip is an elegant mezze.Todd Coleman
Habanero Chile Sauce (Sosu Kaani)
Sosu Kaani (Habanero Chile Sauce)
This spicy, cooked chile-and-tomato sauce is used to add a kick to virtually every dish in Senegal.Penny de los Santos
Homemade Ketchup
Homemade Ketchup
This tangy, fresh-tasting ketchup is easy to make at home.Todd Coleman
Creamy Watercress Dip
Creamy Watercress Dip
Creamy cottage cheese combines with watercress, lemon, chive, and parsley to make this bright dip for raw vegetables.Helen Rosner
Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip
Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip
Carrots are roasted with rosemary and garlic until tender and slightly caramelized before being puréed with cannelini beans and coriander to make a vibrant, sweet, and earthy dip for raw veggies or pita chips.Helen Rosner
Lemon Parmesan Dip
Lemon Parmesan Dip
Creamy and bright-tasting, lemon parmesan dip makes for an excellent accompaniment to a chip or crudité platter.Helen Rosner