7 Great Dips for Dunking Your Food

by Mary Dacuma ; Updated September 28, 2017


For college basketball fans, or anyone who is trying to win $1 billion from Warren Buffet for a perfect bracket, March Madness means hours of intense, thrilling televised game play. Calm your nerves with a little comfort food. These seven dips, created by our very own eHow Food bloggers, are perfect for your next gameday get-together. And they are a delicious way for you to practice your dunking.


This creamy classic is essential in a party playbook. Try Yvette Marquez's fresh and simple version on Muy Bueno Cookbook, or personalize it with your favorite spices and ingredients.

Related: Guacamole on Muy Bueno Cookbook

Personal-Sized Seven Layer Dip

Once you've got the guacamole down, take your dip game to the next level with these single serving jars of seven layer dip. These are easy to prepare and look beautiful when presented to your guests.

Related: Seven Layer Dip on Muy Bueno Cookbook

Gluten-Free “Very” Many Layer Dip

Why stop at seven layers? Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple created a Gluten Free "Very" Many Layer Dip with over 10 layers of nutritious, vegan, gluten-free, goodness baked into a vibrantly flavored, bubbling recipe. It's as good to your body as it is to your taste buds.

Related: Gluten-Free “Very” Many Layer Dip on The Healthy Apple

White Bean, Asparagus, and Basil Hummus

Sala Kannan, the blogger behind Veggie Belly, created a quick and easy vegan hummus that requires only seven ingredients and a few minutes of your time. Despite its simplicity, this White Bean, Asparagus, and Basil Hummus has a sophisticated flavor profile and is a sure crowd-pleaser as both a dip and a spread.

Related: White Bean, Asparagus, and Basil Hummus on Veggie Belly

Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip

Some things just scream "gameday": buffalo wings dipped in blue cheese dressing, gooey cheese dip, an ice cold beer. Jackie Dodd, The Beeroness, combines that heavenly trifecta into one indulgent dip that's sure to be a slam dunk at your next gathering.

Related: Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip on The Beeroness

Smoked Trout Dip

Jennifer Farley's Smoked Trout Dip from her Savory Simple blog is both fresh and hearty. The savory smoked trout gets a zesty flavor assist from the lemon and dill. It's perfect for dunking celery or crisp crostini.

Related: Smoked Trout Dip on Savory Simple

Coconut Whipped Cream

Just because it's time for dessert doesn't mean you have to stop dunking. Take your dip into overtime with Ashlae Warner's Coconut Whipped Cream. This vegan dessert dip is perfect for fruit, cookies, brownies, or anything that could use a creamy dollop of sweetness. If coconut isn't your thing, you can find variations for peanut butter, chocolate and even whiskey whipped cream on her food blog, Oh, Ladycakes.

Related: Coconut Whipped Cream on Oh, Ladycakes

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About the Author

Mary Dacuma is eHow's Money and Food editor. She is a proud USC Trojan who previously worked in communications in the financial industry and created a weekly personal finance column, "Cents and Sensibility," on HelloGiggles.