7 Delicious Dip Recipes

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)


Click here for the Tips for Healthy and Tasty Dips story.