Basil pesto hummus

Published on November 29th, 2015 | by Burrito Recipes

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Wow Your Holiday Guests With These 5 Delicious Guacamole and Hummus Dips

Different hummus flavors

It’s that time of year again. The time when you and everyone you know is having a holiday party and you’re constantly browsing the Internet for easy appetizers you can bring along. If you’re sick of the usual cheese platters or not willing to attempt to make 100 bacon wrapped scallops, your solution is right here. Why not offer a healthy but still delicious alternative to the usual treats by making one of the following hummus and fresh guacamole dips?

1. Skinny Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Substitute Greek yogurt for mayo or sour cream in this ranch dip recipe for a healthier veggie dip with 67% less calories and 88% less fat. You can use packaged ranch dip mix or even make your own.

2. Homemade Pico de Gallo Guacamole

Fresh guacamole dips are always better when made with homemade pico de gallo salsa and cilantro. Serve with baked tortilla chips or crackers.

3. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip

Just two tablespoons of hummus a day can help you meet your weekly bean recommendation. This healthy hummus recipe, made with red peppers and a pinch of cayenne pepper, is sure to be a hit at your holiday party!

4. Spicy Guacamole

Chopped jalapeno peppers make this dip perfect for your guests who love a little kick. A helpful tip when making guacamole: choose the ripest avocados possible. If your avocados aren’t ripe enough, they will be difficult to mash and you will end up with a chunky dip.

5. Basil Pesto Hummus

Topped with toasted pine nuts for extra flair, this hummus recipe pairs perfectly with raw veggies or pita chips. If you need another reason to serve hummus, legumes like chickpeas are associated with a lower risk of CHD and cardiovascular disease.

Hummus, Greek yogurt and fresh guacamole dips are a healthier alternative to offer at your holiday party as a good source of protein or a low fat choice. The holiday season is famous for going overboard on cookies, creamy casseroles and other delicious treats so choosing a healthier dip is one way to add some balance. Your guests, and their waistlines, will thank you!


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