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

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
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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.