Summer time is the perfect time to take a dip! When crispy grissini nose dive into fresh fava bean dips, tortillas jump feet first into zingy guacamole and crunchy carrots leap head long into hummus ....
With finger food and outdoor gathering, BBQs and social occasions ramping up in the summertime, it's always a good moment to expand your repertoire of outdoor recipes and dips are some of the easiest to make side dishes for entertaining a crowd.
Here's a selection of some of our finest dips recipes with global influences, from the Mediterranean, Mexico and the Middle East. Perfect for every plate or party, from smoky baba ganoush to vibrant roast asparagus hummus.
If you're getting your grill on too, check out all our expert tips for the best summer BBQ.
Take your pick, and dive on in!
SUMMER DIP RECIPES
FAVA BEAN DIP RECIPE
This thick, fresh and zesty fava bean dip is just as good served on crostini as it is for dipping. Find the recipe here.
SPINACH ARTICHOKE HUMMUS
Try this hybrid hummus recipe with the additions of spinach and artichoke. Find the recipe here.
Try this easy cheesy spinach dip recipe. Just blend the ingredients together and you'll be diving in in less than 15 mins flat. Find the recipe here.
SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP
This creamy spinach dip is served hot from the oven. Serve it with fresh crusty bread for the full experience. Find the recipe here
Add a splash of colour to the table with this decadent beetroot and feta dip. Here's the beetroot dip recipe
VEGAN AVOCADO DIP
Entertaining vegans? Then keep it dairy free with this simple avocado based dip. Find the recipe here
ANCHOIADE, FRENCH ANCHOVY DIP
Feeling brave? Take a dip into this fierce garlic and anchovy dip which bites back. Find the recipe here.
Mastering a classic guacamole is fundamental when it comes to the basic dips. Try this recipe to impress your crowd.
HOT CRAB DIP
If you love seafood try this spicy crab dip to add some extra flavour and flair to your table. Find the hot crab dip recipe here.
FAVA BEAN DIP
This textured fava bean and mint dip is just as good for dipping as it is spread on toast. Find the recipe here.
This Middle Eastern meze will become a family favourite. Find out all the technques to make your own baba ganoush here.
AVOCADO AND BLUE CHEESE DIP
If you prefer the classics, this avocado and blue cheese dip packs a satisfying punch. Find out the recipe here
Garlicky and tingly on the tongue! Tzatziki is a staple on Greek dining tables, and with reason! Find the recipe here.
CHICKPEA PUREE AND HERB CREAM CHEESE
If you love chickpeas try blending them into this tasty puree paired with a herby cream cheese. Find out more here
ROASTED ASPARAGUS HUMMUS
If you love hummus, why not try giving those delicious blended chickpeas an additional flavour boost by blending in to roasted asparagus? Find out more here.
KTIPITI, GREEK RED PEPPER AND FETA DIP
Serve this stunning Greek dip with raw vegetable and savour the flavour of the Mediterranean. Find out more here.