From Bland to Grand: Discover the Best Spices for Dips and Veggie Snacks

by | Mar 28, 2024

spices to use in dips

Transforming ordinary veggie snacks into extraordinary culinary masterpieces is easy with the finest organic spices from Pinch Spice Market. Your go-to for organic high-quality spices brings you a collection of dip recipes featuring the best spices for dips and veggie snacks.

These creations are not just delicious, but also a feast for the senses. Let’s dive in.

Za’atar Roasted Red Pepper Dip

The Middle Eastern flavors of Za’atar make this one of the best spices for dips and veggie snacks, elevating this roasted red pepper dip in a blend of cream cheese, feta, and olive oil for a smooth and tangy taste. It’s a sophisticated addition to any snack table, perfect with pita chips or vegetable crudités.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Za’atar seasoning
  • One clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine roasted red peppers, cream cheese, feta cheese, olive oil, Za’atar, and garlic in a food processor.
    Process until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and chill for at least 1 hour to enhance the flavors.
  4. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil and sprinkle some Za’atar on top before serving.

This dish is perfect with pita chips or vegetable crudités.

 

Smoky Paprika and White Bean Dip

Elevate your dip repertoire with this creamy blend, featuring the bold flavors of Smoked Paprika. This recipe combines white beans, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice for a smooth, smoky dip. Perfect with an assortment of raw vegetables, it’s a testament to the transformative power of high-quality spices.

Ingredients:

  • One can (15 oz) white beans, rinsed and drained
  • Two cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • One lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, combine white beans, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  2. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Serve with an assortment of raw vegetables for dipping.

 

Lemon Herb Yogurt Dip

For a fresh, tangy twist, try this Lemon Herb Yogurt Dip. Mixing Greek yogurt with fresh dill, parsley, and lemon peel, it’s a refreshing choice for cucumber, carrots, and bell peppers. It’s an effortless way to bring the brightness of herbs and the zestiness of lemon to your veggie snacks.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped or dry parsley
  • 2 tsp Lemon Peel
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine Greek yogurt, dill, parsley, lemon peel, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Mix well and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Serve with fresh vegetables like cucumber, carrots, and bell peppers.

 

Cumin Carrot Dip

The earthy warmth of Organic Ground Cumin shines in this creamy carrot dip blended with boiled carrots, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice. This dip is a creamy, nutritious option for dipping or spreading on sandwiches and wraps.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups carrots, chopped and boiled until soft
  • One clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • One lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine the boiled carrots, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Adjust the seasoning as needed, adding more lemon juice or olive oil for consistency.
  4. Chill before serving with your favorite veggies.

 

Spicy Avocado Cilantro Dip

This recipe takes the creaminess of avocado and kicks it up a notch with fresh cilantro and Chili Lime Seasoning. It’s a vibrant, zesty dip that pairs beautifully with sliced bell peppers, zucchini, or sweet potato chips.

Ingredients:

  • Two ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • One lime, juiced
  • One clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Lime Seasoning or chili lime salt
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine avocados, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, Chili Lime Seasoning, and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  3. Serve chilled with sliced bell peppers, zucchini, or sweet potato chips.

 

Exotic Moroccan Spiced Hummus

Infused with the aromatic blend of organic Ras El Hanout, this hummus recipe transports you to the heart of Moroccan cuisine. Chickpeas, tahini, and a medley of spices combine to create a dip that’s perfect with fresh vegetables, pita bread, or crackers.

Ingredients:

  • One can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • One lemon, juiced
  • Two cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp Ras El Hanout
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Blend chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Ras El Hanout, and salt in a food processor until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add a little water or more lemon juice to reach the desired consistency.
  2. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
  3. Chill for an hour before serving to let the flavors develop.
  4. Serve with an array of fresh vegetables, pita bread, or crackers.

 

Creamy Turmeric and Ginger Dip

Introduce a touch of the exotic with this anti-inflammatory powerhouse dip. It features Turmeric Powder and Ginger Powder, a sweet and tangy blend that pairs well with fresh fruit, crackers, or vegetable sticks.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine sour cream (or Greek yogurt), turmeric powder, ginger powder, honey, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk until smooth and well blended.
  3. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  5. Serve chilled with an assortment of fresh fruit slices, crackers, or vegetable sticks.

 

Sweet and Spicy Mango Dip

Tropical mango meets a spicy kick in this unique dip, with Cayenne Pepper and Honey Chipotle BBQ Spice providing a balance of sweetness and heat. It’s a versatile choice that’s bursting with flavor, ideal as a dip for tortilla chips or a topping for grilled dishes.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine mango, Greek yogurt, lime juice, cayenne pepper, and Honey Chipotle BBQ spice in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding salt or more lime juice as needed.
  3. Chill the dip for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

This dip pairs wonderfully with crispy tortilla chips and jicama sticks or as a sweet and spicy topping for grilled chicken skewers.

We also highly recommend our organic Onion Dip seasoning (which is vegan) and Pinch Valley Ranch organic dry seasonings.

Each of these dip recipes showcases the versatility and global flavors of spices available from Pinch Spice Market, making it easy to create sophisticated and healthful dips that are sure to impress. Enjoy exploring these combinations and their endless possibilities for flavorful dips at your next gathering or as a treat for yourself any day of the week.

 

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