'dip' on Serious Eats
For a dip so flavorful, sikil p'aak sure is ugly. A moderately chunky puree of ground pumpkin seeds, tomato puree, chiles, herbs, and onion, the hearty appetizer is a full expression of Yucatecan harvest time. I'll encourage you to ignore the appearance.
Rich, smoky, and creamy, our recipe for baba ganoush uses the salad spinner to concentrate flavor and a slow emulsion method for the ultimate in dippable texture.
Chorizo and mushrooms give this stringy queso a great spicy and earthy flavor.
All that makes French onion soup delicious, minus the stock plus a lot more cheese.
Italian herbs paired against a mixture of mozzarella, fontina, and Parmesan give this cheese give this creamy dip a nutty and fresh flavor.
All the spicy, earthy, and beefy flavor of a ground beef taco in dip form.
For a French twist on nachos, dig into this pile of gooey brie, sautéed mushrooms, and chopped spinach, dotted with creamy blue cheese.
Nachos topped with chipotle-spiced ground chicken, pinto beans, and gobs of melty cheese make for a hearty party snack or an easy weeknight meal.
The fruitiness and slight heat of roasted poblanos shine against a smooth cheesy base for one addictive dip.
Chickpeas come together with sweet roasted zucchini to create a light, silky dip that's far more exciting than your average store-bought hummus—and a cinch to make.
A ton of spinach and artichokes get stuffed into a dippable gratin full of nutty Gruyère and ever-flavorful garlic and herb Boursin. Served with baguette chips, it's a French-American crowd pleaser.
A simple Greek sauce of roasted hot peppers, feta, yogurt, olive oil, and lemon juice provides amazing layers of flavors in each bite.
For each thrilling high of a fantastic experience with this smokey Middle Eastern dip, I experience a equal low, often leaving me questioning why I like it at all. Unfortunately, my home experience has been made up of almost entirely lows—until this most recent stab at it. Each ingredient combined to make a luscious, smoky dip that reigns high on my list of all time favorites.