Avocado hummus in a pot with vegetable crudités

Healthy dip recipes

25 Recipes

Serve a selection of healthy homemade dips with crudités at a party. Our quick and easy recipes include lighter hummus, tzatziki, salsa and aubergine dips.

Avocado hummus & crudités

4.25

(4 ratings)

Get all five of your 5-a-day with this healthy, low-calorie, vegan recipe that works as lunch or a starter. Enjoy deliciously creamy hummus made with avocado
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon & coriander hummus

4.4

(25 ratings)

Hummus is so easy to make and beats shop-bought varieties every time. Try it with vegetable crudités in your packed lunch
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Tzatziki sauce

4.857145

(7 ratings)

Use natural yogurt to give the classic Greek dip a pouring consistency, great with slow-cooked lamb. The tang of yogurt and mint cuts through the richness
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate tomato salsa

4.70968

(31 ratings)

Make this tasty salsa in just 5 minutes with tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime, coriander and white wine vinegar. Recipe by BBC Good Food member Oli Wilson-Nunn
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Rainbow winter dips & crudités

0

(0 ratings)

Who says party food can't be healthy? Enjoy this selection of dips – featuring beetroot, butternut squash and caramelised onion – alongside veg crudités and breadsticks...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Smoky Spanish tomato & garlic dip

5

(2 ratings)

A Spanish tomato dip with smoky paprika and a drizzle of sherry vinegar. A great vegan addition to the picnic platter
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & mint dip

4.8

(5 ratings)

A healthy and vibrant dip, flavoured with nigella seeds and cumin to serve with crudites or flatbreads - it works well in lunchboxes too
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Burnt aubergine raita

5

(3 ratings)

Make this aubergine raita as a side dish for a summer barbecue. With yogurt, spring onions and mint, it's a refreshing accompaniment to meat dishes...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut & harissa hummus

4.42857

(14 ratings)

Roast pumpkin with plenty of garlic then blitz into a Moroccan-style dip with spicy harissa and sesame paste
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Courgette & tahini dip

4.4

(5 ratings)

Serve this thick, moreish dip of roasted courgettes and Greek yogurt with crudités or flatbread as part of a Lebanese meze spread
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Peanut hummus with fruit & veg sticks

3.5

(2 ratings)

This healthy, nutty dip, with tahini and smoked paprika, is perfect for spreading – eat with apple slices and vegetables for a quick lunch or snack...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pepper & walnut hummus with veggie dippers

5

(1 rating)

Pack in the vegetables with this quick-to-make dip blitzed with sweet roasted red peppers and served with courgette, celery and carrot batons
  • 16 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red pepper & tomato relish

0

(0 ratings)

Blackened peppers make a great base for a homemade sauce- combine with sundried tomatoes, garlic, coriander and basil
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Tomato & chilli harissa

0

(0 ratings)

Turn an abundance of veg into this Middle Eastern spice paste to use in marinades, Moroccan tagines, dips and soups
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Smoky chipotle pepper salsa

4.77778

(9 ratings)

Take a little pot of salsa in your lunchbox to enjoy with vegetable crudités, tortilla chips or pitta bread
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Pumpkin hummus

5

(2 ratings)

Throw a Halloween party and use a carved out pumpkin to make this creamy hummus. At other times of the year use butternut squash or a blue-skinned pumpkin
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Crushed broad bean pesto

4.2

(5 ratings)

This green sauce is delicious stirred through pasta, spread on toast with crumbly cheese, or as a dip
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tomatillo salsa

4

(1 rating)

Make this healthy side dish as part of a Mexican feast, with fresh tomatillos, onions, chillies, avocado and lime. Serve alongside burritos and tacos
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red onion & Indian-spiced hummus

3.666665

(6 ratings)

A hummus is a perfect starter for sharing. This one is spiked with gentle spices, guaranteed to rouse the senses
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Smashed bean dip

3.75

(4 ratings)

Dip vegetable crudités into this low-fat, moreish dip for a superhealthy snack fix
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Smoked aubergine purée

4.125

(8 ratings)

This is great served with grilled meat or chicken and also makes a simple lunch for vegetarians
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Curried hummus

0

(0 ratings)

Try this moreish curried hummus as an alternative to sugar-laden snacks in the afternoon. The recipe uses our curried chickpeas, which you could make ahead
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy veg patch hummus

4

(1 rating)

Make this healthy hummus and pile into mini plant pots for a cute snack for kids. Children will love it, and they can dunk in carrots and other crudités
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
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