Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Apr 23, 2013 12:39 PM

Dip ideas for vegetable tray other than ranch?

Does anyone have any recipes for a vegetable dip that isn't ranch? I'm hoping for something healthy, but I'm having a hard time finding anything. Thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Hummus! Store-bought or make your own. I personally like the spicy ones but you might just want to do plain or a garlicky one depending on the crowd.

    4 Replies
    1. re: juliejulez

      There's a black bean hummus on epicurious that is always a hit. Make sure to use less tahini than what the recipe calls for and then add more if you like.

      1. re: sweetTooth

        Another hummus that has been a recent hit uses edamame instead of chickpeas. Really refreshing substitute.

      2. re: juliejulez

        Broad bean (fava) hummus is really good too and seasonal right now!

        1. re: helen_m

          Fava is one I haven't tried yet and I'm really looking forward to it.

      3. Hummus or guacamole for healthy. Blue Cheese dressing for something other than ranch. To be a little healthier you can make your own dip using low fat sour cream and stir in a pack of ranch seasoning. Might not be super chow worthy, but it works.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Rick

          I've had blue cheese in a vinaigrette.

        2. Try making your own dip using fat free greek yogurt, then mix in some differrent herbs- chives, dill, basil, parsley, etc, and perhaps some dried onions or vegetable mix.

          1 Reply
          1. Cream cheese, chives, some mayo. Although I don't think that's much healthier than ranch ;)