53 Best Dip Recipes For Chips, Fries, Tortilla, Pita

A dipping sauce is used to add flavor and texture to many kinds of food, not just chips, tortilla or pita. For example, dumplings, crackers, meat, cheese, and especially vegetables are food commonly used. What makes a dip different is that the food is dipped into the sauce instead of having the sauce applied to the food.

Below are some of the best dipping sauce recipes found around the world. All ingredients are in bold.

  1. Aioli
  2. aioli

    Aioli simply means “oil and garlic” in Catalan and Provencal. Although there are many variations that include eggs and lemons, purists in Spain consider the absence of eggs is what distinguishes aioli from mayonnaise. As it is so basic and simple, aioli goes well with a lot of food like fries, roasted/raw vegetables, roasted chicken, fish, steak, crabcakes, and bread, especially ciabatta.

    Recipe (30min)

    • Mince and mash 2 garlic cloves to a paste with a pinch of salt using a large heavy knife.
    • Whisk together 2 large egg yolks, 2 tsp lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp mustard in a bowl.
    • Add 1/4 cup of olive oil, a few drops at a time, to yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until all oil is incorporated and mixture is emulsified.
    • Whisk in garlic paste and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Adjika
  4. adjika

    In the Caucasus region, ajika means “red salt”. Common varieties of ajika resemble Italian red pesto in appearance and consistency. Though it is usually red, green ajika is also made with unripe peppers. Ajika goes really well with grilled meats, fish, and especially pork stew.

    Recipe (3 days)

    • Air dry about 13 red hot chili peppers for 2 days or until they are slightly wrinkled.
    • Using disposable gloves, wash the chilies, cut off the stems and cut each chili in half. Scrape out the seeds and reserve.
    • Put the chilies, 2 large garlic cloves, a small bunch of fresh coriander and parsley into a food processor, add a splash of olive oil and pulse until paste like consistency.
    • Check the spiciness and add some of the reserved seeds if the sauce seems too mild to your taste.
    • Season with dried herbs and salt and pulse for another couple of seconds.

  5. Ajvar
  6. ajvar

    Originating from Macedonia, ajvar is a type of relish made from mainly red bell pepper, chili pepper, garlic, and eggplant. Depending on the capsaicin content in bell peppers and the amount of added chili peppers, it can be sweet, piquant, or very hot. Ajvar can be consumed as a bread spread or as a side dish.

    Recipe (1hr)

    • Preheat oven to broil. Halve 11 red peppers, discarding stems and seeds. Place peppers, cut side down, on a baking sheet lined with foil.
    • Cut 1 large eggplant in half lengthwise and score with a knife, drizzle it with about 2 tbsp olive oil and a little salt and place it on a second baking sheet.
    • Place one of the oven racks roughly 4 inches below the heat; place peppers on this rack. The eggplant should sit on a lower rack.
    • Broil the peppers and eggplant, turning the peppers occasionally until they are well roasted on all sides, about 20 minutes. The eggplant may be done first; if so, remove it and set it aside to cool. Peppers and eggplant work on the outdoor grill as well.
    • After the peppers and eggplant are done, place them in a bowl, sprinkle them with a little water, and cover with a clean dishcloth. This step steams and lifts the skins, making it easy to peel the peppers once they’ve cooled.
    • Remove the pulp of the eggplant, leaving the skin behind. Discard the thickest seeds. Put eggplant in a food processor with about 2 tbsp olive oil and 4 smashed garlic cloves. Pulse the eggplant a few times so that it’s chopped with the other ingredients but not totally pureed. Remove the eggplant to a serving bowl.
    • Once peppers are cool enough to handle, peel them with your fingers or a knife. Add peppers to the food processor and pulse about 6 times to chop coarsely. Mix the peppers with the eggplant puree, season to taste with salt, pepper, and a splash of vinegar.

  7. Artichoke Dip
  8. artichoke dip

    A dip that uses artichoke as its main ingredient. It can be served chunky or pureed. Goes really well with baguettes, crackers, and all kinds of chips.

    Recipe (30min)

    • Combine 14oz/400g chopped artichoke hearts, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, a few drips of Worcestershire sauce and mix well.
    • Spread mixture in a baking dish and bake in the oven, preheated to 375°F/190°C, for 20 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

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23 Greatest All-Natural Skin Care Tips

The skin is one of the most important organs in your body. It is the front line of the immune system, completely protecting your body from head to toe from pathogens. The skin helps to regulate your body’s temperature and allows us to experience the sensation of touch. Culturally, your skin defines the standard for beauty. To revitalize skin and slow the aging process, it is of utmost importance to care for it as naturally as possible.

  1. Sleep Better
  2. Most people have experienced sallow skin and puffy eyes after a few nights of missed sleep. But it turns out that chronic sleep loss can lead to lackluster skin, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more of the stress hormone cortisol. In excess amounts, cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic.

    Nothing is more important than getting enough quality sleep. And out of all 5 states of sleep, deep(delta) sleep influences your health the most for it is the only time your body releases growth hormones that keep you young. If you are under 40, a total of 1 hour a night (of deep sleep) is normal. If you seem to have trouble sleeping, follow these tips to sleep better tonight. Your sleep position is of significance too.

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Detox Effectively By Removing These 9 Toxic Substances From Your Diet

Detox is simply defined as the removal of toxic substances from a living organism. No air we breathe, no food we eat and especially no drugs we consume are completely clean. The body has several organs that detoxify the “ashes” of metabolism, namely the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin. For the body to feel its best, these organs need to be functioning well all the time. As the health of any of the detoxifying organs declines, the health of the entire body slips as well.

Restructure your schedule, follow the detox diet plan below, form solid habits, and bask in the success of your efforts. The only requirement of a successful detox diet plan is discipline.

  1. Carbohydrate Detox
  2. All forms of carbohydrate is broken down by our body to form glucose, a simple form of sugar. Our body uses glucose for fuel but levels that exceed requirements is toxic. It is estimated that the average American consumes more than 450g of carbohydrates a day from mostly processed grain and sugar sources.

    The daily RDI for carbohydrates is actually 300g or less, an amount easily surpassable with fast food. Part of the detox diet plan is the replacement of nutrient inferior carbohydrate with quality carbohydrate full of fiber that is absorbed slowly into our system, avoiding spikes in blood sugar levels.

    Vegetables are the most nutrient dense sources of healthy fiber. They also contain much higher nutrient levels than grains/sugars and have a cleansing effect on the body. Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and leafy greens are among the top 5.

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