As you know here at Party Food Favorites we love party dips and finger food, so today we’re sharing the best low carb dip recipes that we know you’re going to love. The best part? These dips suit most lifestyles (as many of our favorite dips follow the low carb lifestyle and some even work for the keto diet guidelines) which means these recipes will work for most of your guests and be the hit of your party.
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Base Ingredients for Low Carb or Keto Dip Recipes
Typically with low carb dip recipes, you’ll find that it’s made up with fat content. You’ll often find that these recipes will have a base of the following:
cashew cheese base (for those who are dairy free or are eating more plant based foods)
mayo or Miracle Whip
After all, fat is flavor, which is why you will also find a lot of cheddar cheese (or really any cheese) in a lot of the dips you have a hard time resisting at a party (bacon is another delicious culprit).
Low Carb Serving Options for Dip
If you’re wondering what to serve with a low carb dip, here are some options (including chips and low carb veggies):
low carb crackers or keto chips
There’s nothing better than serving any low-carb dip recipe than with fresh vegetables but here’s another option:
Proteins (meat) don’t have carbs, so if you’re living a low carb lifestyle you can use shrimp, chicken skewers, or beef kebabs to use to dip into a sauce (or use the dip as a dressing for your meat).
Garnishes for Dips (Make it Look Pretty)
A homemade dip is a perfect appetizer but sometimes it can look a little boring. Since the base of many of these dips lack color, you can make them stand out by adding some color.
Green onions – sprinkle this over any dip as green onions go with most. It gives it a pop of green (goes great with sour cream-based dips).
Sauteed or caramelized onions – great for a french onion dip.
Diced bell pepper – whether it’s red pepper, yellow, or green, this also adds a pop of color to any party dip.
Red onions – gives the dip a purple hue and a pop of flavor (looks beautiful when paired with bell peppers).
Chopped garlic – Adding a couple of cloves of minced garlic to dips (like hummus) also adds a burst of flavor (try it roasted too).
Your favorite spices – sprinkling the dip with paprika, chili powder, or even cayenne pepper are great additions.
Fresh herbs – dill, basil, parsley, cilantro all make beautiful garnishes for cold or hot dip recipes.
The Best Low Carb Dip Recipes
If the dip is lower than 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving, I’m going to consider it low carb for this round up. This does not count net carbs, we only looked at the total carbs. There is no definition of a low carb diet but it typically involves a daily intake of 100-150 grams a day.
If you’re looking for a keto dip, the daily allowance is 20-50 grams (5-10% of your total calories come from carbs). Dips are an easy keto appetizer to bring to parties. That being said, not all of these recipes are keto dips, but there are some that fit the bill.
Regardless if you are your guests are low carb, these delicious dip recipes are always a crowd pleaser in any social gathering.
Let us know in the comments, what’s your go to? It’s a cream cheese dip? A layer dip? Or do you prefer a cheesy dip?
Jalapeno Popper Dip doesn't get much better than this! Made with Ro*Tel and Rosarita Refried Beans this hot cream cheese bean dip recipe is perfect for game day or anytime you want a delicious dip for snacking.
The great flavors of Parmesan cheese and ranch dressing come together for one amazing dip and spread! Perfect for fries, onion rings, chicken tenders, sandwiches, veggies and more, this Ranch Dipping Sauce will be your new favorite condiment to put on everything.
This is the best bread dipping oil because it is infused with fresh herbs and garlic. It is something I have been making for years and is always a favorite appetizer when entertaining! Get your "crustiest" bread ready!
Tex-Mex Spinach Dip is a delicious twist on the classic! This Crockpot appetizer is made with everything you love about hot spinach dip plus salsa, Colby Jack cheese, and diced tomatoes with green chiles.
This hot, cheesy dip is perfect for game day! Loaded with two types of cheese, along with fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, and onions, this restaurant-style queso is the perfect appetizer anytime you want a great snack
Raita is a yogurt-based accompaniment very popular in India. Vegetable raita has a burst of flavors - a slight tang from yogurt that is balanced with a mild sweetness from the vegetables, freshness from herbs, and slight heat from chili powder.
All the flavor of our favorite bagel topping blended with a low-carb, creamy hummus. Oven-roasted cauliflower replaces chick peas to create an appetizer or dip that's the perfect pairing for a tray of fresh veggies and warm pita bread or chips.
Mint chutney also known as Green chutney, hari chutney, or pudina chutney is a delicious, refreshing, and easy to make Indian dip. Made with fresh mint leaves, cilantro, lime juice, and a few basic spices it can be served as a dip and also used as a spread.
Muhammara is a Middle Eastern dip traditionally made from roasted red peppers, ground walnuts, Aleppo peppers, breadcrumbs, and pomegranate molasses. Sweet, tangy, smoky, and a little spicy, this post provides an easy muhammara recipe with step-by-step instructions to make this easy and delicious appetizer at home!