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Easy Salsa and Dip Recipes for Summer Parties
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Easy Salsa and Dip Recipes for Summer Parties

As we step into the warmer months, we find ourselves hosting and attending backyard barbecues, picnics, and beach outings on the reg. With local farmers markets overflowing with fresh seasonal produce, the best (and most delicious) way to kick off these summer gatherings is with some homemade salsa and dip.

Because summer get-togethers can sometimes be stressful to plan, appetizers tend to get overlooked. The solution is to keep your menu simple and stress-free. Since you already know how to grill the perfect steak, cook the juiciest chicken, and even prepare the best barbecue-worthy sides, it’s now time to start thinking about where to dunk all of those potato chips and veggie sticks that always seem to end up lying around at these parties. We’ve got you covered — we’ve rounded up our favorite dip recipes perfect for any occasion.

All of these dips can be made in advance and stored in your refrigerator until ready to serve. Headed to park or beach and want to bring a snack with you? No problem! Most of these dishes can even be served at room temp. From the ultimate guacamole to salsa verde and even made-from-scratch hummus, you will be sure to fall in love with these easy salsa and dip recipes perfect for summer parties.

Avocado Salsa With Pan-Roasted Cumin
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Avocado Salsa With Pan-Roasted Cumin

This colorful salsa is simply delicious any way it’s served up. Enjoy as a dip with your favorite tortilla chips at your next summer party, or use as a condiment for a new spin on grilled chicken.

Click here to see this Avocado Salsa with Pan-Roasted Cumin recipe.

Baja Salsa
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Baja Salsa

Tomatoes, onion, and garlic all get broiled to develop a smoky, rich flavor that sets this salsa recipe apart from others. This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. All the ingredients end up in the food processor and are blended together into a smooth puree. Next time you throw an outdoor fiesta, whip up a batch of this dip, and your guests will be sure to fall in love.

Click here to see this Baja Salsa recipe.

Charred Corn and Avocado Salsa Recipe
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Charred Corn and Avocado Salsa Recipe

Featuring two of summer's best ingredients, corn and avocado, this salsa recipe is easy to prepare and tastes great scooped with tortilla chips or served on top of grilled fish or chicken. Bring this to your next outdoor potluck and be amazed how much everyone will enjoy it.

Click here to see this Charred Corn and Avocado Salsa Recipe recipe.

Charred Salsa Verde
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Charred Salsa Verde

Tomatillos are bright and acidic, and they add great flavor to this salsa recipe. Charred jalapeños kick up the heat a bit. This dip screams warm weather and is a perfect appetizer to bring to a backyard barbecue, as it can be made in advance.

Click here to see this Charred Salsa Verde recipe.

Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde
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Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde

Not a fan of traditionally tart salsa verdes? No problem. This version incorporates zucchini as the base of the recipe, cutting down on the acidity and making it more savory. This salsa is sure to be a hit at any picnic or barbecue this season — just make sure not to forget the chips!

Click here to see this Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde recipe.

Chia Salsa
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Chia Salsa

Ch-ch-ch-chia salsa! This salsa is the one that will impress everyone you make it for. Pair it with corn chips and guacamole and you’ll be the hostess with the mostest. It’s pretty to look at and incredible to indulge in.

Click here to see this Chia Salsa recipe.

Chickpea Cilantro Dip
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Chickpea Cilantro Dip

This zesty riff on hummus is perfect for entertaining. Cilantro is the key ingredient that adds a pop of both color and flavor to this wonderful dip recipe. Next time you’re throwing a summer party, try making this hummus ahead of time and storing it in your refrigerator until guests arrive for a quick and easy answer to hors d'oeuvres.

Click here to see this Chickpea Cilantro Dip recipe.

Edamame Dip
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Edamame Dip

While you might be used to eating edamame (young soybeans) straight out of their pods prior to digging into some sushi, they can also be turned into an amazing and refreshing vegetable dip. This dip is packed full of protein and healthy fats, so you won’t feel guilty dipping your veggies into it. This is also a great party snack for those who are allergic to avocados.

Click here to see this Edamame Dip recipe.

Feta-Yogurt Spread
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Feta-Yogurt Spread

Feta cheese, yogurt, and herbs are mixed together for a savory dip. This recipe will satisfy your appetite with a nutritious spread for pita chips or as a dip for fresh veggies. Try serving this at your next barbecue for quick and easy option for an appetizer.

Click here to see this Feta-Yogurt Spread recipe.

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

The flavors of ranch never seem to grow old, and now with this healthier take on this classic dip, no longer do we have to feel guilty about indulging. You won’t even taste a difference in this lighter version of ranch, which uses Greek yogurt instead of buttermilk and sour cream. Bring this (along with a nice crudité platter) the next time you’re invited to a barbecue, and you’ll be sure to be the most popular person at the party.

Click here to see this Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip recipe.

Healthy Tzatziki
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Healthy Tzatziki

Stay cool as a cucumber no matter how high the temperatures near the grill may rise with this cucumber, lemon, and Greek yogurt dip. The recipe is great enjoyed as dip, but can also be used as a sandwich spread or condiment for chicken and fish.

Click here to see this Healthy Tzatziki recipe.

Homemade Pita Chips With Red Pepper Dip
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Homemade Pita Chips With Red Pepper Dip

Red peppers and almonds are used as a base for this addicting recipe. Homemade pita chips are perfect vessels to scoop up this dip, but if you don’t have time to bake your own, feel free to pick up some from the store. This dip also tastes great served with grilled fish for a fast and simple solution to dinner any night of the week.

Click here to see this Homemade Pita Chips With Red Pepper Dip recipe.

Hot Crab Dip
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Hot Crab Dip

It’s blue crab season, so why not seize the opportunity to get some great summer crab into your next cookout’s dips? This recipe is a one-pan wonder: Just mix everything together in a casserole dish and chill until guests arrive. Throw it in the oven (or grill) until it’s bubbly and warm and you’ve got a beachy summer crowd-pleaser.

Click here to see this Hot Crab Dip recipe.

Tropical Mango Guacamole
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Tropical Mango Guacamole

Step up your guac game with this new spin on classic guacamole. Fresh ripe mango adds a tropical flavor to this recipe that works well with the avocado. Looking for an easy appetizer to wow your friends at your next warm-weather party? This dish is sure to get the job done. Serve it with tortilla chips or carrot sticks — or even on top of toasted crostini for a fun take on bruschetta.

Click here to see this Tropical Mango Guacamole recipe.

Ultimate Guacamole Dip
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Ultimate Guacamole Dip

This great guacamole recipe will prove invaluable over time. From chips and tacos to grilled steaks, this dish tastes great on just about anything. Make and bring this dip to all your summer gatherings, and people will go nuts over the stuff. For more tips on what to serve as snacks, check out these 25 best party appetizers.

Click here to see this Ultimate Guacamole Dip recipe.

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