Made with vibrant vegetables and better-for-you ingredients, these dips are reason alone to throw a party.

By Ananda Eidelstein
Updated June 21, 2018
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This sunshine-colored dip is a hit served chilled or at room temperature with just about any dipper but try it with other vibrant vegetables like watermelon radishes for a stunning presentation. Mildly flavored with fresh ginger and barely sweetened with maple syrup, it’s a refreshing dip made for summer. Get the recipe: Carrot Ginger Dip 
Caitlin Bensel

We love a never ending bowl of queso. But sometimes we like to eat (and offer) something a little more wholesome at our parties. These dips are just as satisfying as the usual suspects—looking at you, caramelized onion dip—but made with righteous vegetables and packed with better-for-you ingredients like miso paste, ginger, and apple cider vinegar. Serve them with colorful crudité, crunchy pretzels, pita or warm naan.

Caitlin Bensel

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This sunshine-colored dip is a hit served chilled or at room temperature with just about any dipper but try it with other vibrant vegetables like watermelon radishes for a stunning presentation. Mildly flavored with fresh ginger and barely sweetened with maple syrup, it’s a refreshing dip made for summer.

Get the recipe: Carrot Ginger Dip

Caitlin Bensel

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Roasted eggplant gets blitzed with good-for-your-gut miso paste, nutty tahini, and other flavorful ingredients to balance it all out. Dip some crudites, pita chips, or rice crackers into this creamy delicacy or use it as a spread on a vegan sandwich.

Get the recipe: Miso Eggplant Dip

Caitlin Bensel

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It’s easy to pickle your own vegetables with a simple mixture of apple cider vinegar, water, salt (and 15 minutes). The cumin oil drizzled on top adds another layer of flavor and richness. Let it sit for a few extra minutes and the pink hue of the radishes color the mixture a pretty pink. Serve this zesty dip with warm pita or grilled naan for optimal nirvana.

Get the recipe: Pickled Radish and Cucumber Dip

Caitlin Bensel

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No one will know this classic-tasting Ranch is vegan. Silken tofu replaces buttermilk and mayonnaise and blends into a perfectly smooth dip or dressing. When blended with garlic and fresh herbs, our taste testers were convinced it was the real deal. Serve with wedges of baby lettuces (like Little Gem) for a fun hand-held salad.

Get the recipe: Vegan Ranch Dressing