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8 Best Easy Dip Recipes For Entertaining

Dec 18, 2022 | 2 comments

From super smooth, classic hummus to colourful, creamy veggie packed dips and a very loaded olive oil dip for fresh bread, these 8 dip recipes are perfect for any gathering.

Dips are a great way to feed a crowd and these recipes are all easy, can be prepared in advance and are always popular at parties.

Hand swirling piece of bread through olive oil dip on a large white plate.

Loaded Olive Oil Bread Dip

A loaded olive oil dip is the easiest appetiser idea for entertaining.

Just mix a pile of gorgeous ingredients (think sundried tomatoes, parmesan, garlic and herbs) with olive oil and serve with soft, warm bread for the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

A small white plate of chilli oil topped super smooth hummus, with pita chips on the side.

Creamy, Super Smooth Hummus

Say hello to easy, creamy SUPER smooth, oil-free hummus that is so much more delicious than anything you can pick up at the store.

It uses just FIVE ingredients and it’s vegan too!

Pea hummus with avocado in a small white plate, pita chips on the side on a grey marble background

5 Minute Pea & Avocado Hummus

Level up your dips with this super easy, 5-minute pea hummus.

It uses avocado in place of tahini to get a super creamy base and is a fab use for that pesky bag of frozen peas I bet you have hanging out in your freezer!

Red pepper and feta dip in a bowl with blue and white stripes, topped with red pepper, parsley and dukkah with crackers on the side

Easy Red Pepper Feta Dip

5 minutes, 4 ingredients, one totally delicious red pepper and feta dip.

It really is as easy as throwing feta, jarred red peppers, olive oil and lemon juice into a food processor and blitzing until super smooth.

Edamame hummus with avocado on a small white plate, with pita chips on the side.

Edamame Hummus with Avocado

This easy edamame hummus takes 10 minutes to make and is a fabulous dip to have up your sleeve.

It uses avocado for added creaminess and is so fresh and delicious, you’re going to love it.

Spiced roasted carrot dip on a white and black patterned background with crackers on the side.

Spiced Roasted Carrot Dip

This super smooth and luscious spiced carrot dip is sweet and smoky in one delicious mouthful.

Roasting the carrots brings out their natural sweetness which pairs perfectly with Middle Eastern spices.

Spinach and feta dip on a small white plate with pita chips.

Creamy Spinach and Feta Dip

Six ingredients, five minutes, one incredibly creamy and addictive spinach and feta dip.

This is one of my all-time favourite dip recipes, for good reason. It’s so quick, super versatile and always popular at parties.

Whipped feta dip topping with hot honey and crispy prosciutto shards on a white plate with crackers on the side.

Whipped Feta Dip with Hot Honey

This luxurious and easy whipped feta dip is ready in minutes.

Salty feta combines with creamy Greek yogurt and is topped with an addictive hot honey sauce for the best, easiest appetiser around.

Four things to serve the dips with

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I’m Kate, the creator behind Dished. I love creating flavour packed, simple (ish) recipes for you, designed for every day and special occasions.





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  1. Julie Ghinis

    Hi Kate
    I made the whipped feta with hot honey. It was absolutely “Devine”… keep up your amazing recipes and thank you!

    • Kate Alexandra

      Woohooooooo! This makes me very happy 🙂


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