From smoky eggplant to sweet-spicy squash, here are nine terrific, portable dips for a Thanksgiving potluck.

F&W Editors
November 12, 2014

From smoky eggplant to sweet-spicy squash, here are nine terrific, portable dips for a Thanksgiving potluck.
 
1. Charred Eggplant Dip
Smoky eggplant, fresh parsley and mint star in this healthy version of baba ghanoush.
 
2. Pepper–Glazed Goat Cheese Gratin
This warm, sweet-spicy dip is a great alternative to a cheese plate.
 
3. Butternut Squash and Tangelo Dip with Sage
Roasting everything together makes this vegetarian dip super easy. Bonus: It can be refrigerated for up to three days.
 
4. Toasted Pumpkin Seed Dip
Alex Stupak’s incredible Yucatán-style dip is great with tortilla chips or as a healthy vegan accompaniment for vegetables.
 
5. Blue-Cheese-and-Walnut Dip with Waldorf Crudités
This simple make-ahead dip is a fun take on the classic Waldorf salad.
 
6. Roasted-Cauliflower-and-Sesame Spread
Ground coriander is an easy way to season this bright, tangy recipe.
 
7. Chunky Curried Kabocha Squash Dip
Hot curry powder, fresh jalapeño and lime juice give this healthful dip a terrific kick.
 
8. Green Olive, Walnut and Pomegranate Dip
This delicious, chunky dip is made with pomegranate in two forms: seeds and molasses.
 
9. Creamy Cheese and Green Herb Spread
Ready in just 15 minutes, this fresh cheese spread is a specialty of Lyon, France.

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