Best Dips for Your Cookout

Hosting a barbecue? Been invited to one? You are going to need one or more of the best dips for a cookout. Around these bowls of deliciousness is where everyone is going to gather while the food finishes off on the grill. Dips shouldn't come from a store. Those premade mixtures of leftover clippings, salt and sugar are neither good for you or worth your money. Making a great dip is easy and fast. Not only that, if you bring a homemade dip to your next cookout you will watch people walk by the prepackaged hummuses and guacomole to dig deep into these phenomenal dips. This list has a variety of offerings from the savory to the spicy to the sweet. You want to dip it? These dips have you covered.


Smoked Cream Cheese

This is the smoked dip recipe that has taken the internet by storm. Best of all, it is so easy to make. If you have your smoker running, you can just set this inside to smoke along with everything else. You really have to try this smoked cream cheese. It will quickly become one of your favorites.

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Quick and Easy Blue Cheese Dip

As simple as this recipe is to make, this is blue cheese dip is hands down a crowd pleaser at any cookout or Superbowl party. You will find that there are nearly limitless uses for this Quick and Easy Blue Cheese Dip.

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Salsa on the Grill

This Salsa on the Grill Recipe is best done over charcoal, as it helps with that fire roasted flavor. This is one of the easiest and quickest ways to add depth to salsa.  If you’d like, you could throw an ear or two of corn on the grill and the browned kernels to the rest of the mixture. Feel free to mix and match flavors and ingredients to suit your needs and preferences.  This salsa recipe is simple and a great starting point for novice outdoor cooks.

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Garlic Dill Dip

This Garlic Dill Dip is a perfect all-purpose recipe that can be used as a dip, a dressing or a dipping sauce for wings or a condiment for burgers and sandwiches.  You get to decide how you use it, however, it is great served as is with chips, bread, or sliced vegetables. Choose a less tart plain whole milk yogurt for the recipe.

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Easy Queso Dip

While this is a “from scratch”  but easy queso dip, it is still an easy recipe to follow.  Your tastebuds will do a happy dance and so will your guests. Remember, you can always add things like corn or cooked chorizo to change it up.  However, it is perfect just the way it is. Serve this delicious creamy dip with sliced bread or chips. Truly one of the best dips.

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The Ultimate Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese is a known Southern favorite.  What isn’t there to love about its delicious, creamy, peppery goodness?  I add green onion and a little garlic to mine to kick up the flavor a bit. There is so much you can do with this Ultimate Pimento Cheese Spread.  Serve it at gatherings in a veggie platter or with bread. It makes one heck of a condiment on burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches. It’s a great all around dip/spread for any occasion.

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Coconut-Date Caramel Dip

Need a quick “caramel” dip that is delicious, vegan and gluten free?  Then look no further! This four ingredient recipe is simple as can be. Serve this Coconut-Date Caramel Dip with sliced fruit and you will be in heaven. A great must have at parties and cookouts.  The best thing about this dip is that it is versatile and can be served year round. You have the option to puree this mixture fine or leave it a bit chunkier, like marmalade.

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Hummus bil Lahme (Hummus with Spiced Lamb)

If you love hummus but want it to be a tad more flavorful, why not add some spiced meat as a topping. While hummus bil lahme indicates spiced lamb, you can also use ground beef, ground chicken, or heartier meat substitutes for this recipe.

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Simple Hummus

Looking for an easy and simple hummus recipe to start out with?  Well, look no further. This is a great basic recipe that you can enjoy as is, or add other ingredients to such, as toppings or vegetables blended into the mixture.

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Deviled Egg Dip

One of the best things about deviled egg dip is that it’s a heck of a lot easier to prepare than actual deviled eggs. Plus there is the added bonus of pairing it with sliced vegetables, crackers, or even potato chips. Infused with a little citrus and topped with fried garlic, this appetizer is absolutely delicious.

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Best Dips for Your Cookout

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