Attention: It’s mid-August. That means there are only a handful of weekends left to host epic summer cookouts. So fire up the grill, make a pitcher of sangria and, whatever you do, don't forget to make a big batch of dip (it's not a party if there's no dip). Here, seven awesome, supersummery party dips to make:
1. Tomatillo-Poblano Guacamole
In this lightened version of guacamole, tomatillo puree replaces some of the rich avocado, adding a bit of sweetness and tang; roasted poblano contributes a little heat. Stretching the recipe with roasted peppers, cherry or grape tomatoes, diced jicama, or mango or papaya would lighten it even more.
2. Wasabi Dip
Nonfat Greek yogurt blended with fresh goat cheese and spiked with wasabi makes for a luscious, thick, tangy and addictively spicy dip.