3 Easy 5-minute Dips


If you’re having people over for the big game, or even if you’re watching with immediate family, or heck, if you’re watching the game by yourself, you know that you want dips and chips and other finger food at your side. Here’s some easy dips for you to indulge:

blue cheese dip

Blue Cheese Dip: Not much to this crucial Buffalo wing condiment.

1/4 pound blue cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Salt to taste

Put the blue cheese in a bowl and mash with a fork until a paste forms. Whisk in the remaining ingredients until you have a smooth sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Hummus: If you need a break from the guac (an unlikely scenario, but still) this is basically just a can of chickpeas with a few other odds and ends.

1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (optional)

Add chickpeas into the bowl of a food processor, along with lemon juice, garlic, and 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning if you want an extra kick. Begin to purée the mixture, slowly adding the olive oil through the feed tube of the food processor until an emulsion, or creamy consistency, forms. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

spicy cheese dip

Spicy, Melty Cheese Dip: We’re into recipes with minimal labor and huge pay-off. This couldn’t epitomize that lazyman philosophy more—in fact, it’s not even a recipe technically.

1 cup Cheddar (from the block or Velveeta)
1 tablespoon salsa
2 or 3 tablespoons milk

Just microwave a the cheese with the salsa for 30 seconds, then stir in the milk. Done!


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