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5-Ingredient Party Dips You Can Make in a Food Processor

updated Nov 21, 2019
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We feel pretty strongly that pita chips, crackers, and veggies are a million times better when dunked into a creamy, flavor-packed dip. Sure, you can pick up a tub of hummus at the grocery store, but making it yourself — or any dip, for that matter — can be just as easy, and far more rewarding.

Here are five simple ideas to prove our point. All you need is a food processor and a handful of pantry ingredients. Toss ’em in, blend away, and ready your favorite dunking mechanism.

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5 Snapshot Recipes for Food Processor Party Dips

  • The tool: Each recipe calls for a 7-cup food processor. Dump 5 ingredients in and blend until smooth.
  • We assume you have olive oil, salt, and pepper on hand so we aren’t counting them as part of the 5 ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste and a drizzle of olive oil to make your dip even creamier, if desired.
  • What to dip into these dips? The choice is yours! We love the classics like pita chips and Triscuits, along with whatever raw veggies are in the crisper drawer, such as carrot sticks, broccoli florets, or cherry tomatoes.
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Whipped Feta

Crumble 1 pound feta into a food processor. Add 1/2 cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt, the juice and zest of 1 lemon, 1 garlic clove, and a pinch red pepper flakes. Process until smooth.

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Drain 1 (16-ounce) jar roasted red peppers and add to food processor with 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds, 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

Get the recipe: Easy Romesco Dip

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Avocado Green Goddess

Process 2 avocados with 1 cup whole-milk plain greek yogurt, 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, the juice and zest of 1 lemon, and a big pinch of salt and pepper in a food processor until smooth.

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Beet Hummus

Roughly chop 1 (8-ounce) package steamed beets and add to the food processor with 2 tablespoons tahini, the juice and zest of 1 lime, 1 garlic clove, and 1 teaspoon ground cumin. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

Get the recipe: Beet Hummus

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Sriracha Ranch

Dump 1 packet ranch seasoning into a food processor with 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Sriracha, and 2 chopped scallions. Process until smooth.