A food processor is all you need to recreate any dip imaginable, whether it be textured, creamy, spicy, cheesy, nutty, or sweet. So whether you’re looking to save money, add more flavor to your humdrum dips, or are feeling adventurous, you should give making your dips a try—it takes less than 5 minutes, regardless of what you’re making.
Hummus is a Middle Eastern chickpea-based dip with a creamy texture and a bright, nutty taste that is to die for. Chickpeas will pair well with just about any roasted vegetable purée or spice including garlic, roasted red pepper, and sun-dried tomato.The Kitchen has a detailed post that will teach you how to make hummus at home. Before you know it, your food processor will become a hummus machine, and you will be enjoying it as a dip for vegetables, chips, pita bread, or even as a salad topping.
Pesto is a sauce made of basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. A food processor is an excellent tool for emulsifying these fresh ingredients together to create a sauce for dipping or tossing in with salads, pasta, or rice dishes. Sally’s Baking Addiction features a simple, easy-to-follow recipe for delightful basil pesto.
There’s no longer a need to go out for Mexican food to eat fresh salsa. Gimme Some Oven has a recipe for an effortless restaurant-style fresh salsa that can be made using a food processor.
4 .Creamy Avocado Dip
If you’re a fan of guacamole, then you’ve got to try this creamy avocado dip by Not Enough Cinnamon. This recipe blends cream cheese with avocados to produce an extra-velvety texture and deep, rich flavor.
5 Olive Tapenade
Olive tapenade is an easy-to-make appetizer that is perfect on toast or crackers and is guaranteed to impress party guests. It can be made as either a chunky dip or a smooth spread depending on how long you process it. Vanilla and Bean’s recipe pacts a perfectly salty and garlic punch that pairs perfectly with an elegant cocktail at your next cocktail party.