Pipe these easy, elegant toppings on slices of round vegetables, baby carrots halved lengthwise, or vegetables that naturally hold the filling, like celery and endive. Apply the cream cheese to the crudites with a variety of pastry tips.
Unlike some other diet-damaging dips, hummus is nutritious, delicious, and satisfying. It's also quick, easy, and economical to make. You'll find a new favorite or two in our irresisitble selection, from the chickpea-tahini classic beloved across the Middle East (every country has its own spin) to our brightly colored versions with avocado, beets, sweet potato, and other good things; plus recipes for hummus-like dips made with other beans.
Is it a dressing or a dip? Who cares? Green goddess dressing, the beloved California creation, doubles as a dip for a summertime crudite platter. The creamy concoction is studded with chopped fresh herbs and scallions, and it pairs particularly well with the season's bounty -- here, baby carrots and yellow squash, tender peas and beans, and little tomatoes -- but let the greenmarket (or your own garden) be your guide.This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).