March 23 is National Chip and Dip Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to whip up your favorite snack using fresh ingredients from your home herb and vegetable garden.
Chips and dips are worthy of a day-long celebration for many reasons. We firmly believe that they are a perfect appetizer, both because of the ease of throwing everything together as well as the wide variety of ingredients, cuisines, and flavors you can incorporate into each bite. But, at the end of the day, it’s not what goes into chips and dip that really stands out. It’s about the community of standing around a bowl. Sharing food leads to sharing stories, sharing laughs, sharing mirth. And that is always something to celebrate.
Looking for inspiration for your commemoration? Here are some of our favorite chip and dip recipes, straight from the Gardenuity archives.
For those looking to make the most of their most recent herb harvest, look no further than this creamy, dreamy, delicious Green Goddess Spread. We recommend serving this with thinly-sliced radish “chips” to maximize on the freshness.
Fans of hummus will love this spin on the original recipe. Packed with fresh basil and parsley, this herby concoction will have you coming back to the bowl again and again.
We all love guacamole, but some of us aren’t big fans of the cilantro that often comes in it. This cilantro-free version of the fail-proof favorite is a hit among pro- and anti-cilantro party guests alike.
For those in a hurry, this basil-infused olive oil is your best friend. Prep your oil and basil in just a few minutes, then let it sit overnight. The flavors will marry and meld, leaving you with a delicious dip for fresh bread with minimal effort on your part.
How are you celebrating Chip and Dip Day? Let us know your favorite recipes, ingredients, and party hacks at @Gardenuity on social media.