11 Delicious DIY Dips

Friends don't let friends serve store-bought dips. Here's a handful of DIY dips for that will keep the chips and crudite diving in.

Chip Dip
Chip Dip
Fresh, creamy dips are the perfect complement to salty, crunchy chips or crisp crudite. Step away from the store-bought stuff in plastic tubs and make your own. (Image via Eating Rules)
Salsa
Salsa
America's favorite condiment comes in a dizzying array of colors and flavors, as diverse as the country it hails from. Whether you go for straight-up tomato, zesty green salsa verde, or salsas made with corn or fruit, your tortilla chips will thank you (and so will your guests). (Image via Cooking Channel)
Guacamole
Guacamole
Cool, creamy guacamole leverages the avocado's naturally rich texture. Kick it up as spicy as you like, or leave it mild as a delicious dip. (Image via Alyssa and Carla)

Cheese Dip
Ooey, gooey and rich, cheese dips are hearty and comforting, optimal for a chilly game day. A touch of spice keeps dippers coming back for more. (Image via welike2cook)
Hummus
Hummus
Garbanzo beans and tahini come together to form a dip that is nothing short of perfect. Delicious just as is, it can be kicked up with the addition of red peppers, preserved lemons, garlic and more. Also: Try making your owh tahini. (Image via Beets and Blue Cheese)
Sikil Pak (Pumpkin-Seed Dip)
Sikil Pak (Pumpkin-Seed Dip)
Chef Mike Isabella's creamy, flavor-packed take on a traditional Aztec pumpkin-seed dip is delicious proof of his intensive research. Plus, the dip is darn good paired with chips and a sweet-smoky margarita. (Image via Tasting Table)
Baba Ganoush
Baba Ganoush
Roasted eggplant takes on a perfumed quality, and purees into this luxuriously luscious Middle Eastern dips. Have some warm pita bread at the ready. (Image via The Hungry Belgian)
Ajvar
Ajvar
A traditional dip of the Balkans, ajvar makes the most of sweet and hot peppers, along with smooth eggplant. (Image via Prim and Primal)
Muhammara
Muhammara
Muhammara, red pepper dip with walnuts and spiced with pomegranate molasses and cumin, is one of those dishes that is far more impressive than the amount of effort that goes into it. (Image via Rebekah Carter)
Aioli
Aioli
Whip up some homemade mayonnaise with some garlic, and you've got this classic dip from the south of France that's great with veggies. If you're serving fries, try this instead of ketchup. (Image via Larder Love)
Secret Dipping Sauce
Secret Dipping Sauce
Wake up those wings with this spicy, garlicky sauce that is sure to elicit lip-smacking reactions. If you choose not to share the recipe, your secret's safe with us. (Image via Cookistry)

 

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