7 Dips to Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day

By F&W Editors Posted February 23, 2016

Get ready to fête (or should we say fiesta?) National Tortilla Chip Day tomorrow with an array of tasty dips.

From a smoky bacon guacamole to tequila-spiked queso, here are seven excellent reasons to bust open a few bags of crunchy tortilla chips.

1. Habanero Salsa

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Habanero chiles are incredibly fiery but their naturally fruity flavor is delicious with the orange juice in the salsa here. To make the salsa even sweeter (which helps balance the heat), the chiles and onions are roasted before being blended with the other ingredients.

2. Bacon Guacamole

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It doesn't get much better than this smoky, crispy bacon-studded guacamole.

3. Chunky Curry Kabocha Squash Dip

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Sweet roasted winter squash makes a fantastic base for a healthy dip.

4. Queso Fundido al Tequila

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Chef Richard Bayless’s simple cheese dip gets flavor from tomatoes, chiles, onion and a hit of tequila.

5. White Bean Dip with Parsley and Oil

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Olive oil blended with lovage lives gives this creamy bean dip its fresh herbal flavor. Since lovage isn’t always easy to find, a combination of parsley and celery leaves can mimic its flavor.

6. Healthy Artichoke Dip with Corn, Cayenne and Parmesan Cheese

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Non-fat Greek yogurt and tofu make this a lighter version of the classic dip.

7. Toasted Pumpkin Seed Dip

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Star chef Alex Stupak prepares this outstanding Yucatán-style dip by pureeing pumpkin seeds with roasted tomatoes, garlic and chile.

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