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Appetizer Dips That Aren’t Just Hummus

The title of this article may cause you to think that I despise hummus and that simply is not true. However, it has become something of a cliche. That isn’t to say that it isn’t delicious, but there’s a vast world of other appetizer dips out there. If you’re looking to break from the garbanzo bean norm, here are some ideas for other fun party dips:

Loaded Ranch Dip

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Perfect for game day or other festivities, this dip tastes exactly like a loaded baked potato with the additives of chives and ranch flavoring. Furthermore, it pairs well with almost any side. Get munching!

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

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This dip a nice refresher, especially in the summertime. This cool and creamy dip goes extremely well with toasted pita or veggies. It’s a lot like hummus that way, but we don’t speak of that here.

Hot Crab Dip

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For the colder months when you’re craving something savory, this warm dip aims to please. It tastes like a deconstructed crab rangoon, which should excite seafood and Chinese food lovers alike. Wonton strips or tortilla chips are thoroughly suggested.

Pizza Dip

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As someone who frequently makes this dip for parties, I assure you that it goes quickly! If you don’t love pizza in all its forms, you shouldn’t be at my party anyway. Prepare this for almost any occasion, but birthday parties and friendly gatherings are two friendly suggestions.

Cheesecake Batter Dip

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Set down your torches and pitchforks; no reason dips all have to be savory! Dessert dips are a cheaper alternative to making, say, a huge sheet cake for multiple people and they’re better than store bought desserts. Try serving this delicious take on cheesecake with graham crackers, and I’ll make a believer out of you.

Ultimately, I’m not telling you what to do. If you’re a creature of habit and you prefer your usual hummus and fruit dips, stay true to that. However, if you want to follow the yellow brick road to other avenues, you certainly have that option. No offense, hummus, but you aren’t everything.

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