Each week our editorial team tackles a newingredient or dish with one goal in mind: creating easy and delicious meals. Check here on Monday for the weekly ingredient and look for our recipes on Thursday. Feel free to join us in our endeavor; we look forward to seeing what fantastic meals you come up with. Ours are below:
This week: Dips
Have you ever excitedly reached a chip into a thick, luscious, and freshly made dip only to suffer extreme disappointment as it breaks inside? The thin shell stuck between a creamy hunk of avocado and a tender black bean, never to reach your eagerly waiting mouth. Even the best dip can be ruined with the wrong chip pairing.
To avoid such atrocities, especially during key moments like the Super Bowl, we've tested the following dips to find the correct chip pairing, so that you'll never have to experience such trauma again.
When you have a meaty dip, such as the queso below, it's ideal to use a chip that can properly handle the tender, spiced bits of beef and the hot, oozing cheese during transport. The ideal chip? A Scoop (as pictured) or other thick tortilla chip such as this one. For dips like the white bean or hummus, a pita chip works wonderfully, while looser dips will benefit from thinner and less hearty dippers.
Molly Aronica: Creamy White Bean and Olive Dip
Chip pairing: Pita or tortilla chips
Allison Beck: Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Chip pairing: Fresh pita or pita chips
Arthur Bovino: Mom's Super Bowl Clam Dip
Chip pairing: Thin crackers
Maryse Chevriere: Queso with Chile con Carne
Chip pairing: Scoops
Yasmin Fahr: Fresh Guacamole
Chip pairing: Tortilla chips
Jess Kapadia: Lemon-Mint Hummus
Chip pairing: Pita chips
Valaer Murray: Capitol Crack Dip
Chip pairing: Tortilla chips, or thick ripple potato chips (pictured)