Who doesn’t love a flavor-packed dip? From hot to cold to savory to sweet, we’ve got you covered.
Dips are great to take to a party or to have handy for a quick, healthy treat. In fact, planning ahead for the week will make it easy to mix up your daily dips, keeping your snacks healthy and your taste buds happy no matter how busy your days get. And when you use your Vitamix to prepare your dips, it speeds up the prep process—just toss in your ingredients (no need to chop first), blend, and have a big batch done in seconds!
It really is easy, but if you’re looking to become an absolute dip master, check out our best dip-making tips:
Roast for better flavor.
While the Vitamix is powerful enough to create tasty dips from raw ingredients, roasting your ingredients first can enhance the flavor by caramelizing the natural sugars in your fruits and vegetables. We’ve got some great recipes if you want to give roasting a try, like our Roasted Carrot, Fennel, and Chive Hummus or Red Pepper Cashew Queso.
Watch your liquid to ingredient ratio.
Your Vitamix is powerful enough to blend even the thickest sauces, but you’ll still need some liquids if you want a smooth dip. Also, be sure to have the tamper ready, as you might need to help move ingredients toward the blades to get your ideal texture.
Easy on the oil—and the serving size.
Many dips can actually be created without oil by using water or certain vinegars instead. If you’re looking for healthy snacking, this is one place to pay attention because the calories in oil can add up quickly, and the oil may be unnecessary for the composition and flavor of the dip.
It may also be helpful to portion out your serving sizes. Dips are so delicious, and it’s easy to suddenly realize you’ve eaten more than you intended. (No judgment—we’ve all been there!)
Play with different ingredients.
Using nut milk, aquafaba, vinegars, or citrus can definitely up your dip game. They’re also a great way to personalize your snacks based on your dietary preferences.
Of course, you can also add spices and herbs. Don’t worry about the measurements too much—you can always start with our recipes as a base and add more until the dip matches your preferred taste.
And if you have any picky eaters at home, consider throwing in some extra veggies for added nutrition. Your Vitamix will make your dips so smooth, they’ll never know!
Many people turn to store-bought hummus, guacamole, or even salad dressing for their dips, but there are so many more whole-food-based options that are fresh, delicious, and healthy. Using your Vitamix makes it quick and easy to incorporate dips into your day, so have fun, get creative, and enjoy!
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