Your dip may be the star of the show, but it’s nothing without its supporting sides. Offer a mix of vegetables and carbs -- the crunchier, the better -- for a contrast in texture. We especially love crisp lettuce leaves and mini peppers because they have built-in scoops.
1. Gem Lettuce Leaves
This lettuce variety is sturdy enough for dipping and has a delicate flavor that pairs well with all kinds of dips. Try the leaves with our Spicy Shrimp Dip.
2. Baguette Slices
Don't be tempted by the store-bought version! Making your own baguette slices is a great way to use up the loaf. Just drizzle with olive oil and toast. They make a delicious vehicle for our Whipped Hearts of Palm and Feta Dip.
3. Mini Bell Peppers
Halved and seeded, sweet bite-size bell peppers make a scrumptious foil for creamy, salty dips, like our Avocado Ranch Dip.
5. Cucumber Slices
Cool cukes make an ideal counterpoint to hot dip, like our bold, creamy Romesco-and-Bucheron Dip.
6. Firehook Sea Salt Mediterranean Baked Crackers
These are our go-to when we don't have time to make our own crackers. The simple crisps only use five ingredients -- wheat flour, honey, olive oil, salt, and yeast -- and make a satisfying partner for all manner of dips, including our Labneh Dip with Caramelized Onions and Fennel.
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