It is always a good idea to have lots of party dips and snacks when having a celebration. People love to nibble and a good dip can be served with many things.
Are you ready for party season? Christmas is on it’s way. Soon the jingle of sleigh bells will be in the air whilst children wait expectantly for Santa Claus. It is a time to spend with friends and family, relaxing and having fun. Christmas normally involves snacks and nibbles. We treat ourselves to food we wouldn’t normally and tables groan under the weight of excess.
When friends are likely to drop in unexpectedly it is always good to have a few quick snacks that are easy to serve. Party snacks and dips are perfect for this. Dips are easy to make but look like you have made an effort. Serve with exotic crisps, popcorn or a selection of cut vegetables and people will be happy to nibble.
Recently I discovered a couple of dips that are really easy to make and totally delicious. Put these out on the table and they will be gone in no time. The first is a tomato dip which is flavourful and will perfectly complement any crisps or vegetables that you serve with it. Secondly we have a tangy black pepper and lemon dip that will satisfy anyone who is addicted to a hint of pepper. Both are really quick to make and can be on the table in minutes.
The tomato dip is a simple mixture of cream cheese, natural yoghurt and tomato relish. It sounds odd but the combination of cheesy flavour with the bite from the tomato relish works really well. You won’t be able to resist dipping your crisps into it until is has gone. The lemon and black pepper dip is a variant on the same theme. Lemon juice, zest and black pepper mingle with the cream cheese and yoghurt to create a zesty and unusual dip. If you have natural yoghurt and cream cheese in your fridge you can invent any number of dip flavours.
If you are looking for the perfect snack to serve with these dips then you can’t go wrong with Tyrell’s new seasonal flavours. If you love a crunchy crisp you will love Tyrells three bird roast crisps. This traditional Christmas mix of chicken, duck and turkey is full of flavour. They will not be around for long as they are really tasty. RRP £2.19 you can find them in Waitrose, Ocado and quality independents nationwide.
If popcorn is more your thing why not try Tyrells Bellini Poshcorn. These glamorous popped corn snacks come in peach Bellini flavour for a slightly fruity and fizzy snack. The fruity flavour will add a talking point to any party. RRP £1.59 and available from Coop, Ocado and independent retailers. Both these snacks are perfect for parties.
In a bowl mix the cream cheese and yoghurt until smooth
Add the lemon juice and pepper
Mix until well combined
Why not pin the recipes to try later?
If you are looking for more ideas for party food why not have a look at my festive starters and party food ideas?
What are your favourite dips? Let me know below.
I was sent some Tyrells crisps and popcorn to try but was not obliged to post about them or be nice. My opinions are my own.