Excellent side sauces for meat, vegetables or crackers 10 times differently. Everyone will choose!

Are you planning a party and looking for catering inspiration?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

We have prepared for you 10 recipes for dips that you do not need to be ashamed to serve even to the most demanding guests.

Do you prefer traditional garlic, nutritious avocado or do you prefer spicy with cheese?

Try them all!

Garlic dip

A luxurious sauce with garlic, which goes well with grilled pork or vegetables, will charm every one of your guests!


  • 6 cloves of wiped garlic
  • 1 cup (250 ml) plain Greek yogurt
  • 50 ml of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs (oregano, basil)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Prepare finely grated garlic, yogurt, mayonnaise, herbs and other ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix everything and let it cool.
  3. We use it as a sauce for pieces of vegetables, cheese or as a dressing for salads and sandwiches.
Yogurt-mayonnaise sauce with garlic served in a bowl with fresh carrots.

Get inspired by our other recipes for garlic sauce , which goes well with meat, pasta, hamburgers or even kebabs. We have prepared real delicacies for you!

Fresh herb sauce

Treat your guests to fancy drinks during your New Year’s Eve party with this fresh herb dip that pairs perfectly with a variety of crackers and vegetables.


  • 230 g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and pulse 10 to 12 times to blend everything well.
  2. Serve at room temperature.
Cheese sauce with sour cream and fresh herbs served in a bowl with crackers on the side.

Baked leek dip with cheddar

Serve the crackers on the table and dip them in this delicious dip, which is incredibly addictive thanks to the combination of leeks, cheddar and beer!


  • 1 leek, white and light green part
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 230 g cream cheese, softened
  • 200 g of white cheddar, grated
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons of your favorite dark beer


  1. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius.
  2. Peel the leek, halve it and cut it into crescents.
  3. Place the leek slices in a bowl of water and crush them with your fingers in a circular motion.
  4. The sandy dirt falls to the bottom.
  5. Remove impurities, drain and dry.
  6. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  7. Once it dissolves, add the pureed leeks.
  8. Sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and remove the pan from the heat.
  10. In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, two-thirds of the grated cheddar and beer.
  11. Add the sautéed leeks and stir until smooth.
  12. In the same small ovenproof pan, spread the leek dip and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the dip is lightly golden.
  14. Allow the dip to cool before serving.
Baked cheddar, leek and beer side dish served in a bowl.

Horseradish sauce for meat

Horseradish is a distinctive food that goes well with mayonnaise and sour cream. Serve this dip, for example, with grilled piglet, sausages or salmon. It’s a treat!


  • 4 spoons of mayonnaise
  • 8 spoons of sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons of grated horseradish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Enjoy it!
Horseradish sauce, sour cream and mayonnaise served in a bowl and on slices of meat.

Try our other recipes for horseradish sauce , which goes well with smoked meat or beef.

Avocado dip with jalapeños

This delicious avocado sauce with fresh cilantro, jalapeño peppers, lime juice and sour cream has a wonderful creamy consistency that goes well with crackers, chips or vegetables.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeños, seedless, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried garlic
  • coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Place the avocado, cilantro leaves, lime juice, jalapeño, sour cream, salt, cumin and garlic in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Process until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Taste and add salt if necessary.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves and then serve.
Avocado sauce with cilantro, jalapeños, lime juice and sour cream served in a bowl with pita crackers.

Blue cheese side dish

This blue cheese dip is so delicious, tangy, and creamy, and you only need a few ingredients!


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup full-fat mayonnaise
  • 140 g crumbled blue cheese, more or less to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients except the tablespoon of cheese, which you reserve for garnish.
  2. Mix until everything is well combined.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film or transfer it to a mason jar.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to 2 days.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary before serving.
  6. Top with reserved crumbled blue cheese.
  7. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Niva sauce served in a bowl on a plate with fresh vegetables and crackers placed next to it.

See also our recipes for Niva spread in 6 variants. Cheese delicacy for all occasions!

Honey-mustard dip

Try this easy recipe for homemade honey and Dijon mustard sauce that only requires a few ingredients. You can easily conjure up a smooth and creamy dip for chicken, chips or vegetables.


  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and serve!
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Honey and Dijon mustard sauce served in a glass and scooped up with a spoon.

Spicy sauce made from roasted red peppers

This is exactly the dip that once you taste it, it will become your favorite recipe that you will make again and again. It is incredibly simple to prepare and at the same time full of luxurious flavors. Cream cheese, salty feta, peppers, garlic and chipotle – all this creates an unforgettable combination!


  • 170 g feta, crumbled
  • 110 g of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 roasted red peppers, skinned and seeded (you can use pickled roasted peppers if you rinse and drain them)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon canned chipotle in adobo, chopped
  • parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine feta and cream cheese in a food processor.
  2. Process until the mixture is whipped and fluffy.
  3. Add roasted red peppers, garlic and chipotle.
  4. Process until the mixture is smooth and well blended.
  5. Taste and add more chipotle as needed.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (dip tastes best if refrigerated overnight).
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve with pita chips.
Hot pepper sauce with feta served in a bowl and topped with crackers.

French onion dip

A delicious sauce made from sour cream, mayonnaise, caramelized onions, garlic and fresh herbs! It is perfectly creamy and you will be surprised how quickly it disappears from your table.


  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat the butter or oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the onion.
  2. Stir-fry the onion for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat to low.
  3. Continue to stir the onions every 2-3 minutes, allowing them to caramelize on the bottom before stirring again.
  4. If it starts to stick or brown, add a few tablespoons of water to rehydrate and deglaze the pan.
  5. Continue to sauté the onions for about 45 minutes or until done to your liking.
  6. At the last minute, add the chopped garlic and sauté.
  7. Transfer the caramelized onions to a bowl and cool in the refrigerator.
  8. After cooling, add the onion to a bowl with sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, parsley, salt and pepper.
  9. Mix everything until you have a creamy mixture and garnish with other herbs.
A sauce of caramelized onions, mayonnaise, garlic and sour cream served in a bowl.

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Cranberry sauce with cream cheese

Make this delicious holiday appetizer that’s perfect for any party. The combination of salty, sweet, sour and salty makes this simple dish so irresistible! Serve, for example, with salty crackers or sweet apple slices.


  • 170 g of fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 jalapeño (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 230 g of cream cheese
  • 3 spring onions


  1. Rinse the cranberries, then add them to a small saucepan with the sugar, water and salt.
  2. If using a jalapeño, remove the stem, slice lengthwise, scrape out the seeds (or keep some if you like it extra spicy), then finely chop the pepper.
  3. Add the diced pepper to the pot with the sauce.
  4. Stir, place a lid on the pot and place it over medium-high heat.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Once the sauce comes to a boil, give it a good stir, turn the heat down to medium-low and let it bubble, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  7. After 5 minutes of boiling, the cranberries should burst and form a thick sauce.
  8. Turn off the heat and transfer the sauce to the refrigerator to cool.
  9. Place the cream cheese on a small plate or in a shallow bowl.
  10. Use the back of a spoon to create an indentation along the center of the block of cheese.
  11. Pour the cooled cranberry sauce over the cream cheese and sprinkle the chopped spring onions on top.
  12. Serve with crackers and apple slices.
Cranberry sauce poured over cream cheese, all served in a bowl and topped with crackers.

What is the difference between a dip and a classic sauce? The dip is served in a separate bowl into which you dip the food, it has different consistencies and is usually cold.

There are recipes directly for dips or recipes with recommendations for serving dip. However, we cannot confuse dip with the sauce that is poured over the dishes.

It goes especially well with grilled meat , which is brought from the grill without sauces and is therefore suitable for dipping it in a dip.

And which dip is your favorite? Write to us in the comments!

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