Hilary Meyer

A great dip is the kind of nibble that makes entertaining easy. These 6 dips take just a few minutes to make and are loaded with healthy and easy-to-find ingredients. Just a little chopping, layering, stirring or pulsing and you're ready to party!

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Chopped: Summer Peach Salsa
Serve this sweet-and-tangy peach and basil salsa recipe as a dip with crunchy tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos, tostadas or even grilled meats and fish. It brings a little taste of summer to every bite-and takes only 15 minutes from start to finish, so it's an awesome recipe to whip up when you have unexpected company.

Layered: Middle Eastern Layered Dip
In this healthy dip recipe, Middle Eastern flavors merge with fresh toppings: cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and olives are layered on top of a creamy base of hummus and a touch of tangy yogurt. A sprinkle of ground sumac adds a mild fruit flavor. Serve the dip with pita chips.

Stirred: Watercress & Spring Onion Raita
This dip is peppery and refreshing, blending healthy spring onions and yogurt. You can serve it with sliced cucumbers, radishes or carrot sticks for a light snack or as a sauce with lamb, chicken or falafel.

Pulsed: Quick Romesco Dip
This Spanish-inspired dip blends sweet roasted red bell peppers with toasted almonds and a splash of vinegar for a delightful dip or spread for slices of toasted baguette. You can even use it as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or steak.

Layered: Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be sure to have lots of baked tortilla chips on hand when you serve it because you'll want to dive right in!

Stir: Avocado-Corn Salsa
Here's our speediest dip. This colorful salsa comes together in a snap with avocado, frozen corn and ripe tomato. If you have a little extra time, use fresh corn kernels in place of frozen. Serve with tortilla chips or use it to top a taco.

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