10 Uses For Dips (That Aren't Dipping!)

We’ve been getting creative with our fresh herb dips and have come up with a few tasty ways to use them! Can you think of any other uses for dips that don’t involve “dipping”? Here’s our top 10:

  • Make a tasty tart. A great dip can make the perfect base for a tart, topped with your favourite ingredients. Check out our courgette and aubergine tart for inspiration.

  • Stir into a curry. Try using dip as a base for a delicious curry sauce. Check out how Anita’s Kitchen used our Oregano and Aubergine Dip to make this delicious aubergine curry.

  • Sandwich filler. This one’s pretty obvious but worth a mention! One of our favourites is stuffed pita with haloumi, avocado and our Oregano & Aubergine Dip.

  • Pasta Sauce. Simply toss your favourite dip with your favourite type of pasta. We love our Mint, Pea, and Parsley Dip with rotini for a quick healthy lunch! Top tip: right after you’ve cooked and drain your pasta, put the pasta back in the pan, add your dip, and warm up gently on the hob.

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  • Serve as a sauce or a slather. This is particularly great if you’re having a BBQ. Make kebabs with your favourite meat or veggies and finish with a slather of your favourite dip.

  • Pimp your jacket potato. A dollop of delicious dip is a great way to perk up a baked potato. To make it even better, add some roasted veggies and a scatter of shredded cheese!

  • Serve with rice and pulses. Dips are a great way to make grains and pulses more interesting. Use as a garnish or mix through. For inspiration check out our three grain salad with courgettes, haloumi, and thyme and butternut dip.

  • Use as a pizza topping. Who says pizza sauce needs to be made with tomatoes? Try using a tasty dip as your base instead, and feel free to get creative with the toppings.

  • Stir through risotto. Add a twist to any risotto recipe by stirring through a few generous dollops of your favourite dip. Our dips are particularly good for this as they add a dose of fresh herbs and veggies which can really make a risotto come alive!

  • Make bruschetta. Use your favourite dips to make beautiful bruschetta that are perfect to serve at dinner parties. For some specific ideas, check out our vegetarian tartine recipes for easy entertaining.

For more inspiration, check out our collection of recipes using our fresh herb dips.

Got some delicious dip ideas of your own? Please share in the comments!