Heluva Good! Dip Ideas for Summer Entertaining

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It’s nearly summertime and the barbecue picnics and parties are poppin’! Every great host or hostess knows part of the key to success for summer entertaining is having wildly-good flavors for your guest to enjoy.

Heluva Good! Dip Ideas for Summer Entertaining

Before, during and after the barbecue grill is fired up, you want to give your guests tasty options.  Snack foods are always a terrific option to offer throughout your gathering, which can be as simple as setting up a Heluva Good!® Dips and chips platter to enjoy the delicious, creamy dip with the awesome crispy crunch of a potato chip.  Total bliss!

While we all know Heluva Good!® Dips are ideal companions for chips and crackers, it’s time to take a step outside the dip and chip box! Heluva Good!® Dips are also perfect for flavoring your barbecues and taking your snack time to a whole new ridiculously-delicious level.

If you want to truly “wow” your barbecue party guests, try pairing your Heluva Good!® Dips in new ways.

Heluva Good! Dip Ideas for Summer Entertaining

The simplest swap you can make that packs a colorful and refreshing punch is to trade in your chips for a variety of veggies.  Carrots, celery, broccoli, sweet peppers and other raw vegetables deliver the same crunch as a chip but of course, are a healthier alternative chock-full of nutrients and other good stuff your body needs to help power you to have more fun in the sun.

Heluva Good! Dip Ideas for Summer Entertaining

Picnic pizza is one of my favorite new ways to veg-up my snacking time but also to have at barbecue gatherings because it’s a fun and refreshing twist to pairing your vegetables with Heluva Good®! Dips.

All you need to create this dish is your favorite Heluva Good!® Dip, some grilled pitas, chopped lettuce, and sliced vegetables of your choice (see my preferred recipe steps below.)  Putting the picnic pizzas together is typically highly entertaining for guests and truly a scrumptious treat when they are complete.

Picnic Pizza

Picnic Pizza

Ingredients

  • Small Pita or Naan Bread (1 per person/serving)
  • Heluva Good!® French Onion Dip (or any other other Heluva Good!® Dip flavor you prefer)
  • Lettuce blend, chopped or shredded
  • Celery, chopped or sliced thin
  • Roma tomatoes, sliced thin
  • Sweet peppers, sliced into thin rings
  • Optional: Additional vegetables of your choice, sliced thin or chopped into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Prepare vegetables and lettuce and place in bowls or on trays for use.
  2. The lettuce is your “cheese” for the pizza. The vegetables are your toppings. For each picnic pizza you create, you’ll want to have about a ¼ cup of chopped lettuce and 1-2 Tablespoons of each topping.
  3. Tip: If you prep a little more than needed, use the leftovers for salad making the next day.
  4. On grill over a medium-low heat, lightly warm pita or naan bread (about 1 minute per side.) Remove from grill and cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Place each grilled bread on a plate with smooth side facing upward.
  6. Using a spatula, spread a thin layer of Heluva Good!® Dip on the top of the bread (this is your “sauce.”)
  7. Sprinkle a layer of lettuce over the dip.
  8. Top lettuce layer with a layer of vegetables, as desired.
  9. Tip: Dole out tomato slices like “pepperoni” and then sprinkle other veggies in a random pattern.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
  11. Tip: If you want to serve them appetizer style, simply slice the picnic pizzas with a pizza cutter to make bite sized portions.
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Heluva Good! Dip Ideas for Summer Entertaining

Wings and things are also wonderful to pair with Heluva Good!® Dips.  Heluva Good! Buttermilk Ranch Dip is the obvious pairing but why not try all the flavors to find your favorite match?

Heluva Good!® French Onion Dip is a great mate for all types of barbecue wings.  One of my favorite pairings is matching a Carolina Gold (mustard-based) barbecue sauce wing with Heluva Good!® Jalapeno Cheddar Dip. Sweet, spicy and heavenly!

Other barbecue items like bratwurst are terrific dippers for Heluva Good!® Dips, too.  Just slice them up and dip away.

Want to try something completely mind-blowing for your taste buds?  Use Heluva Good!® Dips as a condiment for your hamburgers.  Imagine Heluva Good!® Bacon Horseradish Dip smeared on your hamburger bun – yup, it’s an awesome, tasty thought!

The new limited edition Heluva Good!® Dill Pickle Dip that would also give your hamburger plenty of delicious character.

There are so many ways to think outside the dip and chip box to add new and exciting flavor combinations to your summer entertaining.  Your taste-buds and your guests will thank you!

Heluva Good! Dip Ideas for Summer Entertaining

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How will you add flavor to your summer entertaining with Heluva Good! Dips?

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • Abigail Gibson
    • June 26, 2018
    Reply

    I make a salsa blend that uses Heluva Jalapeno Cheddar.

    • Kelly Hanley
    • June 26, 2018
    Reply

    Would love having my family over to use and try all of these dips with some wings made on the grill!

    • ELIZABETH C.
    • June 26, 2018
    Reply

    I will be adding flavor by making an Artichoke & Spinach dip.

    • Donna L
    • June 26, 2018
    Reply

    I would have everything bagel chips with these dips.

    • Debbie Erickson
    • June 26, 2018
    Reply

    We entertain a lot in the summer and I think these dips would be a great addition to our food line-up. I would love to serve the Dill Pickle Dip with hamburgers!

    • Sheila K.
    • June 27, 2018
    Reply

    Heluva Good! Dips will go perfectly with the crudite platters we always have for our summer barbecue get-togethers!

    • Tandi Cortez
    • June 27, 2018
    Reply

    I like adding the dips in potato and pasta salads.

    • Cynthia Conley
    • June 27, 2018
    Reply

    I would use some dips for our veggie trays and chips at our family get togethers.

    • Natalie
    • June 27, 2018
    Reply

    I would add the french onion dip to macaroni salad.

    • Emily R.
    • June 27, 2018
    Reply

    I will add flavor by dipping carrot sticks & wheat thin crackers in dip.

  1. Reply

    I would try the dill pickle dip with sliders!

    • Gina Ferrell
    • June 27, 2018
    Reply

    I will make a potato salad with the Heluva Good French Onion dip instead of mayo.

    • cheryl s
    • June 27, 2018
    Reply

    love the french onion dip with chips – my favorite snack

    • Susan Smith
    • June 28, 2018
    Reply

    I will serve Heluva Good Jalenpeno Cheddar dip with veggies.

    • Racheal
    • June 29, 2018
    Reply

    I love your picnic pizza idea! Personally, I love a good veggie tray -it’s my go to snack for any get together, and it needs a good dip!

    • Lynne T
    • July 2, 2018
    Reply

    I would use the French Onion flavor to coat my chicken breasts before rolling in bread crumbs and frying.

    • gc13182
    • July 2, 2018
    Reply

    This would be perfect snack dip for my nieces and I this summer. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Fredrick Pauly
    • July 3, 2018
    Reply

    On my baked potato, chips and veggies.

    • Leela
    • July 6, 2018
    Reply

    I’d love it for chips.

    • Elizabeth Miller
    • July 7, 2018
    Reply

    This would be great as a ranch topping on pork chops.

    • Denise B.
    • July 7, 2018
    Reply

    I can use the onion dip for Swedish meatballs.

    • Don D
    • July 8, 2018
    Reply

    I just put a dish of it out for my kids with a bag of chips and it magically disappears…..quickly!!

  2. Reply

    I love their french onion dip. It goes well with everything.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

    • Betty Curran
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I’ll be adding a variety of dips with the veggie trays.

    • kathypease
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I love to eat dips with Doritos

    • Jennifer H.
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I would have these dips with celery.

    • John H.
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I would like them with chips.

    • Sheila Ressel
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I will use this dip for all my chips and veggies.

  3. Reply

    I’d use it for chips at family parties.

    • Rachel
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I will use the dips for veggies and chips. yum

    • Beverly Metcalf
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I love the french onion dip with potato chips. Thanks!

    • AEKZ2
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I would add some flavor to raw veggies.

    • laurie emerson
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I would add some flavor to my veggies that we get out of our garden.

    • Buddy Garrett
    • July 9, 2018
    Reply

    I would have Heluva Dips for chips at our cookouts and picnics.

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