10 Summer Dips You Need in Your Life

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by Wisconsin cheese

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Summertime is a time for easy snacks and laid-back entertaining on your patio. There’s nothing easier than turning to a favorite dip recipe for a quick, no hassle snack or last-minute potluck solution. Dips come in a variety of flavors and textures, so there’s bound to be a recipe that suits your occasion.

Here are ten dip sweet and savory recipes varied enough to match whatever dipping foods you have on hand – from fresh veggies and fruits to crackers, chips and more.

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1.)    Parmesan Herb Veggie Dip
This easy, kid-friendly veggie dip is perfect for on-the-go families. For a portable snack, add dip into the bottom of mason jars and drop carrot, celery and red pepper sticks on top – screw on the lid and jump in the car!

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2.)    Baked Ricotta Dip with Tomato Jam
Use up all those tomatoes from the garden in this light and fresh summer dip perfect for a weekend barbeque. Enjoy with a sliced banquette for dipping.

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3.)    Spicy Cheesy Bratwurst Dip with Pickles
Nothing says summer in Wisconsin like bratwurst on the grill. Use leftovers for this one-of-a-kind dip complete with jalapenos, cream cheese, pickles and three different types of Wisconsin cheese. Serve with crackers or baguette slices for dipping.

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4.)    Fruit Dip
Try a new take on fruit dip by adding mascarpone- perfect for dipping fresh fruit such as peaches, cantaloupe, melon, pineapple, apples or berries.

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5.)    Pepper Jack Corn and Sausage Dip
Spice up your summer potluck with this easy dip featuring summer corn and red bell pepper. Serve with your favorite crackers or baguette slices.

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6.)    Creamy Pesto Dip with Aged Parmesan
There’s really no better summer herb than fresh basil. Use up your supply all summer long with this light and fresh dip made with cottage cheese. Use pretzels or your favorite fresh vegetables for dipping.

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7.)    Whipped Bacon and Blue Dip With Homemade Oven Fries
Host the perfect baseball-themed summer party with fun ball-park inspired recipes, like this bacon and blue dip. Serve with fresh homemade oven fries for dipping. Find more baseball inspired recipe here.

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8.)    Crab and Coconut Dip
This isn’t your grandma’s crab dip! This new take on a tried and true potluck classic uses coconut milk and flakes for a taste of the tropics. Serve with unique dippers, such as plantain chips, tortilla chips or water crackers.

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9.)    Barbecued Chicken Dip with Grilled Pineapple
Stretch the summer barbeque into happy hour with this barbecued chicken dip perfect for preparing on your patio. Fresh pineapple gives this hot dip a summer-feel. Serve with tortilla chips at your next barbecue.

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10.)    White Cheddar & Chive Cheese Ball
Think outside the bowl with this summer version of a classic cheese ball – made with four types of Wisconsin cheese and rolled in sunflower seeds. Serve on a plate with crackers and cut fresh vegetables, such as radishes, carrots and celery.

For more dip recipes, visit EatWisconsinCheese.com.

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