15 Essential Dips and Spreads for Summer Parties

15 Essential Dips and Spreads for Summer Parties

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Faith Durand
Jun 7, 2010
In the summer we love snacking on homemade dips and spreads. In fact, they can be lunch. A bowl of guacamole, some whole grain crackers, and an apple — that's a perfect June lunch. Dips and spreads are also great party food; everyone should know how to whip up a few for summer parties. Here are 15 essential dips and spreads from our archives. From basic bean dips to smoky baba ghanoush, this list has something for everyone.

15 Essential Dips and Spreads

Easy BeansFava Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic and YogurtNo-Guilt Bean DipMark Bittman's Rosemary-Lemon White Bean DipFresh Shell Bean and Sage Spread The BasicsHummusBaba GhanoushGuacamolePimento Cheese CheesyPink Pepper Goat Cheese Spread and OlivesQuick Feta and Olive SpreadGoat Cheese with Parsley and Lemon Something FreshAsparagus Spread and Prosciutto on Buttered ToastMuhammaraItalian Sub Dip with Homemade FocacciaZucchini, Mint and Yogurt Spread

Tips for Better Dips

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