Dip & Spread Recipes

Find healthy, delicious dip and spread recipes including bean, cheese, artichoke and guacamole dip. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Cucumber Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 1
This fresh, tangy cucumber salsa is perfect for grilled fish or on its own as a simple side salad. Well balanced and easy to make, the flavor mellows and the cucumber softens as this sits, so it can easily be made a day or two ahead of time--or enjoy it right away, fresh and crisp.
By Liv Dansky

Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pasta

Rating: 4 stars 14
If you've ever wanted to make a meal out of warm spinach and artichoke dip, this creamy pasta is for you. And here's what's almost as good as the flavor of this comforting dish: the fact that this healthy dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare.
By Carolyn Casner

Guacamole Chopped Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
All of the delicious guacamole flavors you love in a healthy veggie-packed salad. Want to pump up the protein? Add leftover roast chicken or sautéed shrimp. Serve with tortilla chips on the side (or crumbled over the top) to take it up a notch.
By Carolyn Casner

Avocado Hummus

Rating: 5 stars 9
This vibrant green hummus recipe couldn't be easier--just toss a few ingredients in the food processor and whir away! Aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) and avocado make this healthy dip extra smooth and creamy. Serve with veggie chips, pita chips or crudités.
By Devon O'Brien

Garlic Hummus

Rating: 5 stars 8
This classic hummus recipe couldn't be easier--just toss a few ingredients in the food processor and whir away! Aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) makes this healthy dip extra smooth and creamy. Serve with veggie chips, pita chips or crudités.
By Devon O'Brien

Turmeric-Ginger Tahini Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Flavored with turmeric, ginger and garlic, this tahini dip recipe is perfect for dipping vegetables or topping your next falafel.
By Julia Clancy

Almost Chipotle's Guacamole

Rating: 5 stars 3
Make guacamole at home that tastes just like it came from Chipotle--but don't worry, our version won't be extra! This deliciously fresh guac is perfect for topping burrito bowls or tacos, or serve as an appetizer or healthy snack with tortilla chips and veggies.
By Carolyn Casner

Classic Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
It's easy to make hummus at home with just a few pantry items. Serve drizzled with your best-quality extra-virgin olive oil and chopped parsley. Mop it up with warm whole-wheat pita bread or cut-up vegetables.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Loaded Black Bean Dip

Rating: 5 stars 4
This is 7-layer black bean dip simplified: just heat and season refried beans, then top with fresh vegetables for a texturally exciting dip.
By Devon O'Brien

Everything Bagel Cheese Ball

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is not your grandma's cheese ball. It has all the flavor of an everything bagel without all the carbs and with just 3 ingredients! Want to emphasize the bagel taste? Serve it with bagel chips and some raw veggies for dipping to keep things healthy.
By Melissa Fallon

Mushroom French Dip

Rating: 5 stars 1
Meaty portobello mushrooms have just the right amount of earthy, savory flavor and the perfect texture to replace beef in these vegetarian French dip sandwiches.
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By Adam Dolge

Avocado-Yogurt Dip

Rating: 5 stars 4
Update your guacamole recipe by adding protein-packed yogurt to make a healthy dip recipe. For an extra kick, add minced jalapeño or your favorite hot sauce for some zing! Serve this healthy dip recipe with crunchy vegetables, pita chips or pretzels, or use as a sandwich spread.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Rainbow Hummus 4 Ways
The only thing better than hummus is rainbow hummus. Add veggies to your hummus for extra flavor and color to make an appetizer board shine.
Kale Artichoke Dip
This creamy dip recipe is a riff on classic Spinach Artichoke Dip using superfood kale in place of the spinach. Serve it hot out of the oven with tortilla chips and carrot sticks for dipping
Lobster Roll Dip
Rating: 5 stars 1

This quick and easy summer appetizer turns all the simple flavors of a lobster roll into a warm and bubbling dip that's perfect for slathering on slices of baguette or fresh veggies.