Delicious (and healthy) Dips

Fall has finally arrived, and this often means busy schedules and lot of events that require us to bring something edible along.

Whether this means a school function, weekend tailgating, or a dinner party, these recipes offer you simple and healthy options that are sure to please a crowd. (Bonus: They can all be made the night before!)


Black Bean Dip:

2 cans black beans, drained

2 tablespoons red onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro

2 teaspoons of hot sauce (or your favorite salsa)

1 tablespoon cumin

A squeeze of limejuice

Salt to taste

Add the onions, garlic, and cilantro into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add in remaining ingredients and puree to desired consistency. Garnish with cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.


2 cups plain Greek yogurt

2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and finely diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

A squeeze of lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Sprinkle cucumber with a bit of salt and let stand for 30 minutes on a layer of paper towels (this help to draw out the extra water).  Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let chill for at least one hour before serving. Perfect with pita chips and veggies!

Red Pepper Feta Dip:

1 pound of feta cheese

¼ cup olive oil

1 jar (6oz) of roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

¼ teaspoon cayenne

¼ teaspoon black pepper

A squeeze of lemon juice

Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy with vegetables or warm pita triangles.

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