Summer Fun Dips

At a party, it doesn’t matter if you serve crudités, chips, crackers, or crostini—the real stars are the dips. And while I enjoy ( ok I am obsessed with dips in the summer) hummus, and guacamole can be a bit predictable. Next time you are hosting a party or just need some spice to your veggies, try one of these easy recipes.

BEAN DIP

What you’ll need:

  • 1 can beans

  • Generous squeeze of fresh lemon

  • Dash of salt and pepper

  • Swirl of olive oil

  • Optional add-ins: garlic, cumin, parsley, and/or chili powder

What to do: Blend all ingredients in a food processor until very smooth, adding a little water if needed. Experiment with different beans—try chickpeas, pinto beans, black beans, and white beans—and the add-ins to find your favorite mix.

LEMON TAHINI DIP

What you’ll need:

  • Zest and juice of half of a lemon