Who doesn’t like the versatility of dips? Partner them with sliced veggies, crackers and pitas. Spread ’em on a sandwich or wrap. Some are even tasty atop fish or baked potatoes. Read on for a few of our top choices.
Hope Hummus – Thai Coconut Curry
Hope Foods is known for its creative hummus flavors, all of which are organic, non-GMO, kosher and gluten-free. The Thai Coconut Curry gets its delicious taste from a blend of jalapenos, shredded coconut, sea salt, lime juice, curry powder and garlic, along with the staple garbanzo beans, tahini and olive oil. Use as a dip, or as a condiment on a wrap or sandwich.
Our reviewers say: “A nice curry flavor with light spice; great as a spread on wraps.”
SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 45 | Fat: 2.5g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 125mg
Opadipity Greek Yogurt Dip – Cucumber Dill
This versatile gluten-free dip has so many uses beyond just accompanying crackers and sliced veggies. The combination of Greek yogurt and savory flavors makes it a tasty topping on wraps, sandwiches, burgers or cooked salmon, too. Plus, the Greek yogurt serves up nutrition benefits, including calcium, probiotics and less lactose than regular yogurt.
Our reviewers say: “Tastes rich and creamy but is still low in calories.”
SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 50 | Fat: 4g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 150mg
Wholly Guacamole – Classic
Made with six ingredients—hand-scooped Hass avocados, jalapenos, white vinegar, onion, salt and garlic—this smooth and creamy guacamole is great for dipping chips and veggies, or as a condiment. Spread some on a sandwich or quesadillas. All-natural, vegan, kosher and gluten-free, this dip comes in an easy-to-peel tray and is also available in handy lunch-box packs.
Our reviewers say: “Love the buttery texture and made-from-scratch flavor.”
SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 60 | Fat: 5g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 105mg
La Terra Fina Artichoke Parmesan & Garlic Dip & Spread
Try this gluten-free dip cold or hot: Just heat for a minute in the microwave. With chunks of artichoke, plus a blend of Parmesan, Monterey Jack and cream cheeses, onion, and garlic, this rich and creamy dip is perfect for dipping veggies, chips, crackers or bread. Spread on a sandwich, too, or top off a baked potato instead of using sour cream.
Our reviewers say: “Nice and tangy. The artichoke chunks give it great texture.”
SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 80 | Fat: 7g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 140mg
Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus
Most Sabra hummus flavors come with a dollop of tasty ingredients in the middle, like lightly roasted pine nuts. All flavors are gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO, and pair well with sliced veggies, pita bread or most any type of cracker. Try this: Spoon hummus into a small baking dish, drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter, bake at 400° for 15 minutes, squeeze some lemon juice over, and serve with crusty bread.
Our reviewers say: “Very creamy texture with subtle spice from garlic and red bell pepper.”
SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 80 | Fat: 6g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 130mg
Crackers for Dipping
Here are some of our favorites.
Milton’s Gluten Free Baked Crackers – Crispy Sea Salt
Made with a blend of five non-GMO, gluten-free grains—brown rice flour, corn flour, gluten-free oats, rice flour and millet—plus just the right amount of sea salt, these light and airy crackers are just waiting to be dipped.
Kashi –7 Grain Sea Salt Pita Crisps
The seven whole grains in these non-GMO part-pita, part-crackers translates to 5 grams of fiber per serving, which is 19 percent of your daily needs and way more than most crackers provide. Plus, they just taste great.
Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins – Hint of Sea Salt
Real almonds (one of just six ingredients) give these crackers both a delicious flavor and a nutritional boost, including 3 grams of protein per serving. And knowing there aren’t any added sugars or artificial flavors will make them taste that much better.