Healthy and delicious dip recipes

By: Health Local Staff Sep 04, 2013
Healthy Dip Recipes

Try these 3 mouth-watering dips that you can make right at home!

Tired of the same old store-bought dips that are anything but tasty and pack the weight on? Instead of calorie-filled pre-packaged dips, slim down your waistline with a few of these popular and delicious dip recipes.

Creamy Green Edamame Hummus

Green and creamy, doesn’t get much better than this perfect dip for parties and get-togethers. Pair with pita chips and you’ve got yourself a little taste of something wonderful.


  • 2-3 cups of shelled and frozen edamame (thawed for preparation)
  • 2-3 cups of garbanzo beans (washed and drained)
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice (freshly squeezed is best)
  • 2-3 roasted garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil (extra-virgin)
  • 1-2 tbsp of soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 3 tbsp Siracha red sauce (more or less depending on preference)


Mix and mash all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until the mixture is smooth and of dip-like consistency. Taste and add a dash of soy sauce or Siracha as needed. The mixture should be fluffy and light when finished, much like an avocado dip or guacamole.

Versatile and Tasty Miso Dip


  • ½ c mayonnaise with olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp miso pate (red or white depending on preference)
  • 2-3 tbsp sliced green onions, chopped smaller for texture preference


In a small bowl whisk together the mayo and miso paste. Once mixed thoroughly, add in the green onion. The dip should be refrigerated and served cold. Store in an airtight bowl in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Serve with homemade or store-bought kale chips, pita chips or tortilla chips. Kale chips are easy to make and extremely healthy. Just use 8 cups of tightly packed kale with the stems removed and torn into bite sized pieces (chip-size). Place the kale on aluminum foil on a cooking sheet. Drizzle with soy sauce, sesame oil and sprinkle with garlic powder. A dash of cayenne pepper goes a long way and is optional for seasoning the kale chips. Place in the oven at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the kale chips are crispy.

Healthy Guacamole on the Skinny Side

Avoiding store-bought avocado based dips can save your waistline a load of calories. Here’s a quick and easy, low-cal dip that anyone can make. Serve with lightly salted tortilla chips or fresh veggies.


  • 3-4 halved and pitted ripe avocados
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ c Greek yogurt (nonfat)
  • Dash of cayenne pepper to taste
  • ½ lime
  • Dash of sea salt, about ¼ tsp


Scoop the avocado flesh into a medium sized bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Add the chopped onions and yogurt and stir. Add the soy sauce, lime-juice, salt and cayenne and stir and taste. Add more salt if required. Best served immediately after preparation but can be chilled for a few hours if plastic wrap is over the bowl.

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