Everybody loves a good salsa or dip, but most traditional versions of the party staples are packed with fat and unhealthy ingredients. One serving of pre-packaged ranch dip, for example, contains around six grams of fat and three grams of saturated fat. Our skinny, low calorie salsa & dip recipes are made with healthier alternatives to help you enjoy them without guilt. For instance, we swap yogurt in place of a cream base, and use rich spices for flavoring instead of loading up on high-fat ingredients like cheese.
When prepared correctly, salsa is a natural nutritional powerhouse that is low in calories. It’s based on the delicious and nutritious tomato, a superfood packed with vitamins and antioxidants. You can make any salsa dip your own by adding more veggies, sliced tropical fruit or jalapenos for some added heat.
Our ten best homemade dip & salsa recipes below are easy to make and use clean-eating ingredients so they won’t wreck your waistline. Bring one of these healthy salsa dips along to your next potluck, and your dish will sure to be the favorite of the party spread.
1. Skinny Salsa Dip
This salsa dip is made with traditional salsa, chicken and your favorite cheese to liven up ordinary chips, veggies and even burgers.
2. Fruit Salsa
If you think salsa is only for tortilla chips, think again! This healthy fruit salsa can be used as a complementary topping for fish, chicken and even other veggies.
3. SkinnyMs. Ranch Dip
This skinny homemade dip combines your favorite ranch flavors without all the fat. Add this one to your potluck recipe box—it’s guaranteed to be a party favorite.
4. Skinny Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
Craving something sweet and creamy? This delicious peanut butter dip will satisfy your taste buds. It’s made with healthy Greek yogurt for tons of clean-eating texture.
5. Pea and Avocado Dip
It’s like guacamole, but with an added veggie twist. This low-calorie dip recipe incorporates fresh or frozen peas to up the nutritional ante.
6. Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
A clean-eating take on the sports bar favorite. This recipe combines onions, garlic, spinach and of course, loads of artichokes for a homemade dip that’s high on flavor and low on fat.
7. Tex Mex Salsa
Bring on the heat! One of the best salsa dips on the list, this spicy South-of-the-border salsa is perfect for adding a kick to tacos, enchiladas, chicken dishes and more.
8. Lemon Cumin Yogurt Dip
This tasty yogurt-based dip pairs nicely with almost any veggie, great for getting finicky kids to eat more celery and carrots.
9. Creamy Avocado Dip
Most party dips are high on flavor as the result of added fats, but this healthy homemade version brings a boatload of avocado flavor and won’t de-rail your diet.
10. Curry Greek Style Yogurt Dip
Inspired by your favorite Mediterranean flavors, this dip is great served over sliced veggies or whole grain crackers. One serving contains zero grams of fat and saturated fat!
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