9 Portable Dips for a Memorial Day Party

Lemony Tofu-Herb Dip © Nicole Franzen
By F&W Editors Posted May 19, 2015

These nine tasty dips can be made ahead of time, and they'll all travel well to your Memorial Day party.

These nine tasty dips can be made ahead of time, and they'll all travel well to your Memorial Day party.

1. Smoked Trout Dip with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
This outstanding version of the Midwestern classic smoked fish dip gets extra flavor from the sweet onion vinaigrette that’s drizzled on top.

2. Goat Cheese-Edamame Dip with Spiced Pepitas
Canned chipotles in adobo sauce give this clever, creamy dip an enticing heat and smokiness.

3. Fried Scallion Dip with Lebneh
French onion soup mix combined with sour cream is the quintessential '70s dip. This luxurious upgrade eschews the powdered stuff in favor of crunchy fried scallions.

4. Roasted Fresh Chile Salsa
In its pure simplicity (no additions, no riffs), this salsa is one of Rick Bayless's favorites.

5. Charred Eggplant Dip
This dip is lighter than many versions of baba ghanoush because there’s no tahini weighing it down. The pure, smoky flavor of the charred eggplant and the wonderful aromas of the fresh parsley, cilantro and mint really come through.

6. Lemony Tofu-Herb Dip
Chef Kristen Kish makes her healthy dip with tofu and Greek yogurt; she adds fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice and briny fresh anchovies for amazing flavor.

7. Ginger-Miso Sweet Pea Spread
As a dairy-free alternative to creamy dips, the recipe here calls for pureeing sweet peas with scallions, ginger and jalapeño, then seasoning the mix with yellow miso.

8. Crudités with Wasabi Dip
Nonfat Greek yogurt blended with fresh goat cheese and spiked with wasabi makes for a luscious, thick, tangy and addictively spicy dip.

9. Whipped Feta with Cucumbers
The taste of the Mediterranean shines through in this airy feta spread that’s served with olive oil-marinated cucumbers.

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