New Twists on Chips and Dip
Chips: Courtesy of Kettle Brand, Dressing: Thinkstock
The new twist: Kettle Brand's new Organic Sweet Chili Garlic Krinkle Cut Potato Chips have a mellow spice, rich garlic flavor and a touch of sweetness from dried cane syrup. A creamy and cool dip made from avocado thinned with vegetable broth and spiked with garlic, lemon juice, onion powder, sweet paprika and dill is refreshing but still reminds us of why we love ranch dressing so much.
Get the recipe: Avocado-Ranch Dressing
Pretzels: Photo courtesy of Stacy's, Hummus: Thinkstock
The new twist: Pretzel thins, such as the new line from Stacy's that comes in sea salt and honey Dijon flavors, have a lighter texture than pita chips (which are often folded, making them quite thick). And hummus made with edamame instead of avocado tastes zestier and lighter.
Get the recipe: Edamame Hummus with Cucumber Slices
Chips: Thinkstock, Dip: John Kernick
The new twist: Tortilla chips baked in your oven (it only takes 10 minutes) have a much more satisfying taste and texture than the bagged kind. And this spin on smooth bean dip gets an unexpected smoky kick from chipotle chilies.
Get the recipes: Baked Tortilla Chips and Smoky Black Bean Dip
Chips: Courtesy of Allgood Provisions, Guacamole: Nigel Cox
The new twist: Banana (or plantain) chips such as Allgood Provisions', which are cooked in organic coconut oil, still deliver salty crunch but have a sweet edge that pairs wonderfully with avocado. And we've found seven inventive takes on guacamole, from fruity to nutty to margarita-inspired, to try.
Get the recipe: Guacamole, Reimagined
Photo: Richard Gerhard Jung
The new twist: Potato crisps you make yourself taste more, well, potatoey; they're also slightly thicker and way better for you. The dip gets deep, authentic flavor from fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary) and Parmesan (and you can use plain yogurt or sour cream for the base).
Get the recipes: Baked Potato Chips and Herb-and-Cheese Dip