Perfect Party Dips May 25, 2013 Food Penny De Los Santos SHARE 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 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 » See the Recipe Christopher Baker Chile Con Queso See the Recipe James Baigrie See the Recipe Chris 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 Recipe Lao Tomato Dip Charred vegetables add a layer of smokiness to a tomato-based dip. See the recipe for Lao Tomato Dip » See the Recipe André 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 » Hummus with Tahini This velvety dip is a classic—we like it garnished with pickles and served with plenty of toasted pita chips. This purée of avocado and sour cream serves as a rich, cooling counterpoint to spicy dishes. Eggplant and Parsley Dip (Melintzanosalata) Chiles lend heat to this smoky dip from Kea, Greece. Get the recipe for Eggplant and Parsley Dip (Melintzanosalata) » Tahini Dip (Techina) Brightened with lemon and garlic, tahini becomes a bright, creamy dip—try it with warm pita, or sliced vegetables. Homemade French Onion Dip Our favorite recipe for this classic dip showcases onions three ways: fried, roasted, and fresh. 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. Get the recipe for Hot Crab Dip with Pita Chips » Roasted Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise Roasted Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise Eggplant and Yogurt Dip (Borani-e Bademjan) Garnished with walnuts and garlic chips, this creamy dip makes a great appetizer. Yogurt and Cucumber Dip (Mast-o Khiar) Topped with rose petals and golden raisins, this simple dip is an elegant mezze. Sosu Kaani (Habanero Chile Sauce) This spicy, cooked chile-and-tomato sauce is used to add a kick to virtually every dish in Senegal. Homemade Ketchup This tangy, fresh-tasting ketchup is easy to make at home. Creamy Watercress Dip Creamy cottage cheese combines with watercress, lemon, chive, and parsley to make this bright dip for raw vegetables. 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. Lemon Parmesan Dip Creamy and bright-tasting, lemon parmesan dip makes for an excellent accompaniment to a chip or crudité platter. MORE TO READ RELATED 23 Ways to Celebrate Dad With Recipes to Make Any Father Proud Go beyond the meat and potatoes and cook him what he really wants. READ NOW RELATED Four Ways to Cook the Perfect Burger, From Cast Iron to—Trust Us—Steamed Test kitchen-approved methods for the best patties. RELATED Road Trip Snacks To Fuel Your Next Getaway Seat-side road trip recipes to fuel your expeditions.