Homemade dips

Dips are so quick and easy to make, and can be adjusted with whatever you have on hand. But a little salt, garlic and lemon, will never go astray.

You can serve with homemade crackers. Or veggies like carrot, celery, capsicum. So raid your fridge and see what you can come up with.

These are the dips which were made at the Sustainable scrumptious snacks cooking program. And over time I’ll update this post with more quick and easy dip ideas.

Avocado dip recipe


1 avocado (or adjust for the amount of avo you have)

1 small clove (or adjust to taste) – grated or finely chopped

Pinch of salt

Squeeze or lemon or lime


Mash avocado

Add garlic, salt, lemon and mix

Optional add chopped tomato and onion, and make it into a salsa.

Tzatziki dip


1 cup of Greek yogurt (or adjust to whatever you have left in the tub)

1 small cucumber, grated (about ½ cup)

1 small garlic clove

Pinch of salt

Squeeze of lemon

Optional: herbs eg chives, mint, dill


Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix.

Enjoy with crackers, or however you like to use dip

I hope you enjoy these dips. I’d love to know what your favourite dips are to make.

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