10 Types Of Dips For Midnight Hunger Pangs
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Chips and dip are unquestionably the best entertainment snacks of all time. Anyone strolling down the chip aisle at the supermarket store can instantly verify this. But if you have a food processor, you might want to wait to purchase those store-bought salsas or dips.

To recreate any type of dip—textural, creamy, spicy, cheesy, nutty, or sweet—all you need is a food processor. Therefore, regardless of what you're creating, you should try making your dips—it literally takes less than 5 minutes—whether you're seeking to save money, add more flavour to your boring dips, or feel creative.

It is, without a doubt, the greatest late-night munchie available! Prepare it ahead of time and enjoy it with a bag of chips and homemade dip on those restless nights. 

Types Of Dips To Try

1. Hummus

Middle Eastern chickpea-based dip, known as hummus, has a vibrant, nutty flavour and a creamy texture that is just irresistible. Any roasted vegetable purée or spice, such as garlic, roasted red pepper, and sun-dried tomato, goes well with chickpeas. Before you know it, your food processor will turn into a hummus-making machine, and you can use it as a salad topping or as a dip for veggies, chips, and pita bread.

Pesto consists of basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. These fresh ingredients can be blended in a food processor to make a sauce that can be tossed with rice dishes, salads, or pasta or eaten as is. 

2. Traditional Pico De Gallo

Making your salsa in place of the canned kind is a simple way to improve chips and salsa. This version of pico de gallo, with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and chiles, is especially light. This time of year, cherry, plum, or Roma tomatoes are preferable options. Also, you need to avoid full-size tomatoes.

3. Queso With Chorizo, Mushrooms, And Onions

Oaxacan cheese lends this chorizo-filled cheese dip a delightfully stringy texture. A tiny pinch of grated Monterey Jack gives the queso a little kick of spice. The true trick is tossing in some chopped earthy mushrooms. You can use cheaper creminis instead too. This dip can make any boring chips come to life with a small taste. 

4. Olive Tapenade

A simple appetisers that tastes great on bread or crackers, olive tapenade is sure to wow late-night party visitors. You can get a smooth spread or a chunky dip, depending on how long you prepare it. Try the dip at your next night's cocktail party, it goes well with a sophisticated cocktail.

5. Butternut Squash

For an autumn and winter seasonal dip, roast sweet, ripe squash until almost caramelised, then pulse it in a food processor with soft cheese. This goat cheese dip made from butternut squash is excellent for dipping veggies or pita bread. The dip can also be made in summer with canned and frozen products. 

6. Levantine Dip

A simple Levantine dip made at home in a food processor with just an eggplant, tahini, olive oil and a few spices is called eggplant dip or baba ganoush. To achieve a rich, earthy flavour in a smoky aubergine dip, roast the aubergine peel before processing. You can also add nuts and other garnishes for a more rich taste. 

7. Blue Cheese Dip

Not only does blue cheese dip taste great with chips, but it also perfectly balances the flavours and textures of chicken wings. Taste the creamy blue cheese dip and be ready to be amazed by the tangy taste and lemony finish of the blue cheese mixed with the sour cream. Though it smells funky, the taste is unbeatable and really delicious for you to try. 

8. Pimento Cheese Dip

This sauce has the same flavour as melted, chip-friendly pimento cheese. You can prepare it similarly to the standard cheese sauce but also add sour cream, mayo, and peppers. Although jarred pimentos are convenient and work well, fresh red peppers should be chopped, charred, and peeled for optimal flavour in the dip.

9. Green Goddess Dip 

At the grocery store, green goddess salad dressing is becoming popular, but you can make it at home and use it as a dip for veggies, fish, or chips. You have to try this refreshing, creamy green goddess dip. The dip is quite healthy and goes perfectly with unsalted and baked chips to eat. 

10. Nut Butter Dip

Particularly, almond butter and fresh nut butter can be highly expensive at your neighbourhood grocery store. Eat them as a spread or as a dip for apples or celery; they are pleasantly nutty. To make almond butter, follow this Easy recipe from Delicious; all you need is a food processor and a little perseverance!

With a food processor, you can make lots of inventive and delicious dips at home. You'll not only be astounded by the flavour differences between store-bought and fresh ingredients, but your grocery price will also drop. Now, get out of your food processor, fill it with ingredients, pulse it, and begin to dip.