Dip It, Dip It Good!

By Lindsey Johnson

It’s the season of parties! Some festivities require potluck plates so save time during this busy season and bring a dip that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Everything Bagel Dip

All the flavor without the bagel! This quick and easy recipe is sure to be a crowd favorite.

Ingredients

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
8-ounce package sour cream
2 tablespoons Everything Bagel seasoning (can find at Publix, Walmart and Trader Joe’s)

Directions

Using a spoon, stir the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Stir in the seasoning. Serve with potato chips, pretzels or carrots.

Avocado and Feta Dip

The rich flavor of avocado with a creamy feta texture!

Ingredients

2 medium avocados, ripe but still firm, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup chopped parsley
4 ounces feta cheese, chopped into small pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Add avocados, tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley and cheese to a medium bowl. Pour olive oil and salt and pepper over vegetable and cheese mixture. Stir slowly to combine, taking care not to mash the avocados and cheese. Serve with wheat crackers or flatbread.

Southwest Salsa

Fill your plate with this veggie-packed dip and feel good about your snacking choices!

Ingredients

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can fire roasted corn
1 Roma tomato, cut into small pieces
1 small green bell pepper, cut into small pieces 1/3 cup diced red onion 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 limes
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Combine black beans, corn, tomato, pepper, onion, cilantro and garlic in a large bowl. Whisk together the juice of the limes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Combine with mixture and refrigerate for an hour or more to blend flavors. Serve with tortilla chips.

Santa’s Cookie Dough Dip

Love the taste of peanut butter and the consistency of cookie dough? Combine them for a unique sweet dip.

Ingredients

1 cup cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup candy coated chocolates

Directions

Using a mixer, beat the peanut butter, cream cheese and butter on high until well combined. Add the powdered sugar, brown sugar and
oats and mix for approximately two minutes or until well combined and the texture is light and fluffy. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and candy pieces. Serve immediately for the best texture. Serve with pretzels, breadsticks or potato chips for a sweet and salty treat.

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