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Dips are the ultimate simple snack, perfect dinner-party starter and ideal last-minute party food. You can dip most things, from seafood to sausages and the popularity of the dip has emerged from a rich tradition of cuisine around the world, from Mexican to Middle Eastern cuisine.

Many of Britain’s favourite dips have their foundations in the mezze. This is a key element of the diet throughout the Middle East and through parts of the Mediterranean including Greece. It is traditionally a communal family-oriented way of eating, served as a starter – ideal party food.

Flatbreads and pitta bread are the perfect partner for scooping up delicious mezze dishes and we have lovely recipe for flatbread with dukkah – an Egyptian-inspired blend of nuts and spices that is well worth a try. Other dishes on our site include hot houmous dip, artichoke and garlic dip and smokey aubergine – all perfectly complemented by crudités or toasted pitta.

Mexican food also has lots of delicious dipping options, from salsa to guacamole – an excellent recipe to quickly and easily try out is our speedy guacamole, traditionally and moreishly paired with tortilla chips.

Other dipping options ideal for a soirée or just for one include spicy tomato dip with chunky chips, or for a Japanese-infused option how about trying edamame, pea and wasabi dip with tortillas.

Barbecues are always enhanced by a few dips, as meat always tastes more delicious with some relish. We have a great recipe for barbecue sauce, or our tomato and red onion relish makes a great dip for burgers or sausages.

Seafood is also perfectly matched with a great dip and our lemon mayo is delicious with griddled prawns. Or if you want a great starter for a dinner party then why not try out our retro-inspired Kirsh cheese fondue, just dip in chunks of bread.

Delicious Dip recipes

Lamb Kofta with Tzatziki

Lamb Kofta with Tzatziki

These lightly spiced kofta are delicious with the cooling tzatziki dip and flatbreads

Dukkah Dip

Dukkah Dip

Dukkah dip is a mix of toasted spices, seeds and nuts and is delicious mixed with olive oil

Cheese and Onion Dip

Cheese and Onion Dip

This cheese and onion dip recipe is an English version of the Mexican queso blanco. Be warned, it's highly addictive!

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip

An all-American combination that’s great served with a bitter leaf and celery salad

Lamb Kofta with Homemade Tzatziki

Lamb Kofta with Homemade Tzatziki

These lightly spiced lamb kofta are great to share and delicious enjoyed hot alongside a cooling tzatziki dip with soft flatbreads

White Bean and Garlic Dip with Tortilla Chips

White Bean and Garlic Dip with Tortilla Chips

This zingy white bean and garlic dip is so moreish and easy to whizz up in the food processor – perfect for those last-minute guests!

Little Gem and Pecorino Salad with Sweet-Mustard Dressing

Little Gem and Pecorino Salad with Sweet-Mustard Dressing

The thick sweet-mustard dressing on this salad recipe really sits on the leaves – it's also great for a dip

Edamame, Pea and Wasabi Dip with Tortillas

Edamame, Pea and Wasabi Dip with Tortillas

A really fresh-tasting dip with a kick of fiery Japanese horseradish and a vibrant green colour from the edamame (soya beans)

Smokey Aubergine Dip

Smokey Aubergine Dip

Delicious with crudités or toasted pittas, this aubergine dip recipe works really well with grilled chicken

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

An easy vegetarian recipe to use as a dip, sauce or marinade. Liven up a barbecue or buffet with this red pepper dip

Punchy Basil Salsa

Punchy Basil Salsa

This basil salsa is a cross between a pesto and a salsa verde. It’s great with fish, chicken and pasta or with cream cheese for a baked potato topping

Chocolate and Marshmallow Dip

Chocolate and Marshmallow Dip

This marshmallow choc dip is just so seductive. Melt dark or milk chocolate and spike some marshmallows with cocktail sticks

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