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3 popular and easy dip recipes you need to know

If you are one of those people who relish your tortilla chips, pita bread, crackers or cucumbers and carrot sticks with delectable dips, then here are three easy and healthy dip recipes for you. Simple to make in a jiffy for a romantic dinner for two, or on a game night when all your family and friends come over, these easy dip recipes use ingredients that are commonly available.

The easy cheesy dip

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour) – 2 tablespoons
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Garlic butter (or plain butter) – 1 stick
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cayenne pepper – a pinch (more if you like it spicy)
  • And of course, some Cheddar cheese, preferably the sharp kind – 2 cups (shredded)

Directions
In a saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and roast for about a minute or until it turns light brown. Pour half the milk and continue stirring to avoid lumps. Once this mixture thickens, slowly add the rest of the milk and continue stirring for about two minutes. Next, simmer the heat to a low setting and add cheddar cheese, salt, and cayenne pepper to the sauce. Stir until the cheese melts and switch off the stove. Voila! Your easy cheesy dip is ready to be enjoyed with hot French fries, pretzels or even baby carrots.

Fresh zesty salsa

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Tomatoes – 3 cups (roughly chopped)
  • Onion (red or white) – 1/2 cup (roughly chopped)
  • Garlic – 2 pods (finely chopped)
  • Jalapeño pepper – 1
  • Cumin – 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh cilantro – 1/2 cup
  • Fresh lime juice – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Directions
Add all the ingredients listed above to a food processor and blend in a quick setting for about half a minute. Transfer the contents to a clean bowl and serve this healthy super easy dip with some grilled corn or baked sweet potatoes.

Cucumber yogurt dip

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Thick plain yoghurt – 2 cups
  • Cucumber – 1 cup (finely diced)
  • Garlic – 2 pods (crushed)
  • Fresh dill – 2 tbsp (cut finely)
  • Jalapeño pepper – 1 tsp (diced)
  • Salt to taste

Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix gently to make a creamy texture. Serve chilled with crispy kale chips or fresh stalks of celery.

Aren’t these the perfect easy dip recipes for all the deliciously tempting appetizers and snacks you crave? What are you waiting for? Try these easy dip recipes them out now!

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