Take a dip into more than the pool this summer. Discover sweet and savory dips for summer that make snacking the best part of your lazy afternoon. If you're entertaining, these dreamy and creamy summer dips will satisfy the cravings of everyone on your guest list.
Creamy Ranch Poolside Dip Is a Must
They call it "poolside dip," but you can definitely eat this in the cool of your air-conditioned home. It's a cream cheese-based dip with ranch flavoring and plenty of summer southwest veggies. The Recipe Critic has this creamy and spicy version. Tortilla chips or your favorite plain potato chips are perfect vessels for this creamy summer dip.
Pizza Dip Is a Casual Summer Classic
Pizza is delicious all year round, but there's something special about the carefree pizzas of summertime. We've dreamed up this creamy and saucy pizza dip recipe for all your summer snacking. Serve with garlic bread or garlic-infused crackers for the full pizza experience in one satisfying bite.
Try the Easiest Summer S'mores Dip
You can skip the bonfire for this summer classic. S'mores dip is an easy and quick recipe, and it might just be your go-to afternoon snack this summer when you see how simple it is. Here's the summer twist though: it's served completely chilled.
- 1 packet instant chocolate pudding, prepared
- 2 cups prepared whipped topping
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- Chocolate shavings or chocolate chips for topping
- Prepare the pudding according to the package directions.
- Use a mixer on a low setting to combine the pudding, whipped topping, and marshmallow fluff.
- Fold in the mini marshmallows with a spatula.
- Add to a large bowl and chill for 2-4 hours.
- Top with more mini marshmallows and chocolate.
- Serve with graham crackers.
Catch a Summer Buzz With Zesty Margarita Dip
What's better than sipping margs by the pool in the heat of summer? Enjoying those same flavors and relaxing vibes with a creamy dip. This zesty recipe from An Affair From the Heart is the best way to get your margarita fix, and it pairs perfectly with salty pretzels for dipping.
Go Mediterranean With a Hummus Dip
Move aside ranch, this summer veggie dip is what we're dunking our carrots in. Hummus isn't just good with all sorts of veggies and crackers, it's also the base of many delicious toppings. Use our traditional hummus recipe as your base and top with summer faves like roasted red pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, or tangy feta cheese.
Give Taco Tuesday a Dip Twist
Want to serve tacos to a crowd this summer? This easy taco dip is layered with taco toppings and so tasty served alongside tortilla chips.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup of chunky salsa
- 1 can refried beans
- ½ head romaine lettuce, shredded
- 2 cups shredded monteray jack cheese
- Sliced jalapenos
- Sliced olives
- Use a mixer or a spatula to blend the cream cheese and salsa together.
- Spread the mixture evenly in a 9x9 baking dish.
- Next, layer on the beans, lettuce, cheese, and toppings.
- Chill overnight and serve with tortilla chips, tostadas, or corn chips.
Key Lime Pie Dip Is Refreshingly Tart
Cool down on a sweltering afternoon or blow your party guests away with a fruit dip that's sweeter than your favorite dessert. If your favorite dessert is key lime pie, then this dip is going to satisfy all your summer sweet cravings. Mom On Timeout has this sweet and tart key lime pie fruit dip that's perfect for dunking strawberries, pineapple, apple slices, and graham crackers.
Spicy Guacamole Is a Summer Staple
This one is a must for all your summer snacking. You need a go-to guacamole recipe for those poolside chip and dip cravings. Our spicy guacamole is just one of the tasty recipes in our easy dip round up.
Mexican Street Corn Dip Is a Must
This summer recipe might come second only to guacamole in necessity. Mexican street corn dip comes together quickly, and it's full of bright — and spicy, if you like — summer flavors.
- 4 cups of corn kernels (fresh or canned)
- 1 small can green chiles, drained
- ¼ cup cotija cheese
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 4 tablespoons cilantro
- 1-3 jalapenos, sliced thinly
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Juice of 1 lime
- Heat the corn over medium high heat with a drizzle of oil. Cook until slightly browned then remove from the heat and place in a heat-safe bowl or small baking dish.
- Mix in the rest of your ingredients until well incorporated.
- Add extra cheese and cilantro on top.
- Serve warm with tortilla chips.
Blueberry Salsa Is Light & Refreshing
Who said salsa has to be strictly savory or spicy? There's room for a little sweet in salsa too, and blueberries bring punchy summer flavor to tortilla chips' best friend. We love the simplicity and subtle sweetness of this blueberry salsa from What Great Grandma Ate.
Marshmallow Fluff Dip Makes Fruit Sweeter
If you need another reason to enjoy sweet summer fruits, a marshmallow dip is a decadent one. We love dunking strawberries, watermelon, and tropical fruits into this marshmallow fluff fruit dip.
Try Four-Ingredient Piña Colada Fruit Dip
Summer is, after all, piña colada season. This dip is exactly what you need for a summer brunch or a poolside afternoon. Simple & Seasoned makes this 4-ingredient recipe to bring a cocktail-inspired topping to your next party fruit tray.
Make Spinach Dip Summery With Bacon & Feta
Spinach dip is a popular party choice and a yummy dip all year long. A chilled spinach dip with crispy bacon and creamy feta feels more like a summer topping for your favorite breads and crackers. All our spinach dip recipes are worth savoring, but there's something about adding bacon that makes everything feel a bit more special.
Dip Into Summer Flavors
You're probably taking a few dips in the pool this summer, but consider the dips you can savor as well. Whether it's a sweet fruit pairing or a savory cracker coating, choose a dip that showcases your favorite flavors and provides the perfect snack for your next summer adventure.