Salsa: In Spanish or Italian, salsa can refer to any type of sauce, but in American English it usually refers to the spicy, often tomato or corn based hot sauces typical of Mexican cuisine, particularly those used as dips. Green Sauces too!
Sour Cream & Mayonnaise Dips: Sour cream, on its own or combined with mayonnaise and/or other ingredients, a common dip for potato chips. Sour Cream is also common in vegetable dips and fruit dips as well.
Thick Pumpkin Soup is a popular Bread Dip: This soup is delicious and is always served with crusty bread. It is not uncommon at all for it to be used as a bread dip instead of being eaten as a soup because of it's thickness.
Aioli Dip: Aioli is a sauce made of garlic and olive oil. Normally egg is also added for ease of mixing. There are many variations, and one common one is to add mustard. In France, aioli is traditionally served with seafood, fish soup, and croutons. In Australia it's common served with fries.
Butter Sauce: Butter sauces are not only used for basting food, but are considered a dipping sauce as well. Flavored butter sauces are always served with lobster and seafood. They are always served in a separate bowl on the side for dipping.
Flavored Oils for dipping Breads: Flavored oils add an excellent taste to fresh garden salads, croutons and as a dip for breads. Make your own homemade oils and use them in your cooking to. To find out how See Flavored Oil Recipes
Fondue: A melted cheese sauce, which rose in popularity in the U.S. and Europe during the 1970s. Fondue can also be served as a dessert sauce. Chocolate fondue is popular served with pound cake and a fruit mix.
Guacamole for nacho chips: Of Aztec origin, it was originally valued for its high fat and vitamin content. One of many popular dips associated with Mexico, of mashed avocadoes, onions and chili peppers, used with tortilla chips.
Chutneys: Many authentic chutneys contain significant amounts of fresh green chili peppers; the other main ingredient can be any of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Most vegetable chutneys are prepared cold in a blender, while many fruit chutneys do require cooking.
Barbecue Sauce: A common sauce often used for grilled meat, and increasingly for non-grilled meat. In the U.S. Southern States it's popular as a dip for fries, sometimes mixed with mayonnaise or mustard.
Meat & Veggie Dips:
Spring Roll Dipping Sauce: Duck sauce is an orange-hued Chinese American condiment used in Chinese American cuisine as a dip for deep-fried dishes, such as spring rolls, egg rolls, noodles, and deep-fried chicken balls. Duck Sauce is almost an American invention, as it is virtually unknown in authentic Chinese cuisine. It is made from sweet plums or other fruit such as peach or apricot, sugar, vinegar, ginger, and chili pepper.
Honey: A common dip for french fries and chicken.
What is a Dip?
A dipping sauce or dip is a common condiment for many types of food. Dips are used to add flavour to a food, such as pita bread, dumplings, crackers, cut-up raw vegetables, seafood, cubed pieces of meat and cheese, potato chips, tortilla chips, or falafel. Unlike other sauces, instead of applying the sauce to the food, the food is typically put into, or dipped, into the dipping sauce (hence the name). Dips are commonly used for finger foods and other easily held foods. Dip is a very widespread food; forms of it are eaten all over the world.