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Dip platter

by Adrianne

Dip platter with colour and crunch! Sometimes you want to go all out and make a Grazing Platter Board and other times  you want to make simple Homemade Pita Chips and do an easy dip platter recipe. Dip platter with pita chips and 3 dips on a large platter

Dips and spreads can be made with simple ingredients so that entertaining is a breeze.

Olive Tapenade recipes like the Easy Green Olive Tapenade are perfect for platters and pair well with Homemade Pita Chips or Crostini.

Food processor dips make for fuss free entertaining! 

Our Labneh Dip is the perfect choice for a platter or feature the Rocket and Cashew Pesto or Sun-dried Tomato pesto as a platter idea catering to different tastes. 

Flat breads, crackers, pita chips or lavash crackers are all perfect ways to serve dips! 

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What do you put on a nibbles platter?

A wide variety of small bite sized snacky nibbles is perfect for entertaining. 

For our Grazing Platter Board, we have:

  • dried apricots
  • cheese
  • salami
  • ham
  • crackers
  • artichokes 
  • olives 
  • chutney

For our Spinach Cob Loaf, we stick to veggie sticks and the bread from the bowl! 

What dips do you put on a platter?

Popular dips for platters can be creamy, smooth or spicy. 

Variety is the idea both in taste and texture as it helps to cater to a crowd and give everyone something to choose from. 

Dips that have colour and contrast from each other work as they appeal to different tastes. 

If you are in the mood you can make olive tapenade recipes which are not only simple, but also freeze well so you can prepare them in advance. 

Dip Platter ideas 

I narrowed down a variety of ideas for this easy dip platter recipe to give you colour with minimal effort. 

The dips selected for the platter are:

  • sun-dried tomato dip
  • artichoke dip
  • beetroot dip

They are all super easy and can be whipped up in a hurry. 

I use my trusty food processor for entertaining ideas and dips can be made so simple in them! 

Dip Platter ingredients

We use simple, easy to find ingredients for this recipe. The photo below shows you what you need:

Ingredients set out on a marble background for making a dip platter with text over lay

As you can see, we have:

  • wholewheat pita bread (for our chips)
  • beetroot
  • Greek yoghurt
  • lemon juice 
  • artichokes
  • cream cheese (for the artichoke dip)
  • sun-dried tomatoes 
  • cream cheese (for the sun-dried tomato dip)

The cream cheese and Greek Yoghurt gives us 2 contrasting tastes with smooth creamy dip textures

How to make Dips and Chips for a platter

The photos below are step by step showing you how to make the pita bread chips and variety of dips:

Process shots for Dip platter with text over lay 1 to 4

  1. Add artichokes to the food processor (Photo 1)
  2. Followed by cream cheese (Photo 2)
  3. Spread it out to cover (Photo 3)
  4. Blitz for 10 to 15 seconds(Photo 4)

The artichokes have a soft texture and the cream cheese gives them a robust structure

 

To make the Sun-dried Tomato Dip

Follow the same process as the above, but switch the ingredients. 

Process shots for Dip platter with text over lay 5 to 8

  • Add sun-dried tomatoes to the food processor (shown in photo 5)
  • as well as the cream cheese (shown in photo 6)
  • and reserved oil from sun-dried tomato jar and cream cheese (shown in photo 7)
  • blitz for 10 – 15 seconds to combine (shown in photo 8)

The oil in the jar of sun-dried tomatoes is infused with flavour. It is great to add this depth to the dip as it really comes through in the taste. 

To make the Beetroot Dip

Again, the same dip making process, but this time we use Greek Yoghurt instead of the cream cheese. 

Process shots for Dip platter with text over lay 9 to 12

  • Add beetroot to the food processor (shown in photo 5)
  • as well as the Greek Yoghurt (shown in photo 6)
  • and lemon juice (shown in photo 7)
  • blitz for 10 – 15 seconds to combine (shown in photo 8)

Dips Platter recipe quick info:

About the recipe:

  • we make 3 dips for the platter
  • they are all vegetarian 
  • we make our own pita chips in the oven
  • wholewheat pita bread is best

FAQs about Chips and Dip platter

  1. this is a quick and easy dip platter
  2. blitz each ingredient combo for less than 15 seconds
  3. you make make each dip ahead of time and store in the fridge
  4. the pita chips can be made in advance and served cold
  5. each dip makes approx 1 cup of dip

Your quick questions answered:

  1. You can store the dips in sealed jars in the fridge
  2. Each dip is made in the food processor

Chips and Dips on platter with serving knife

Expert tips:

These tips are to help you master this recipe from the 1st time you make it:

  • keep the blitz time short, so the dips are chunky with texture
  • the beetroot dip will naturally have a smoother texture than the other 2 which is great for variety
  • you will need to clean the food processor in between making each dip so no left over ingredients are added
  • store pita bread in the freezer and whip it out for fast entertaining and platter ideas

Beetroot dip on pita bread with pita chips surrounding on a platter

Try Greek Yoghurt with the artichokes or sun-dried tomatoes as a lighter alternative! 

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Chips for easy dipping

The pita chips will take only 5 – 10 mins in the oven, so you can make the dips as they are cooking. 

Chip and Dip Platter ideas

For fuss free entertaining try these recipes:

  1. Chicken Liver Pate
  2. Easy Green Olive Tapenade
  3. Grazing Platter (to feed a crowd)
  4. Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade
  5. Olive Tapenade

Easy Chips and Dip Platter

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Dips and pita chips on a large platter board

Dip Platter

Dip platter with colour and crunch! Sometimes you want to make a Grazing Platter Board or simple Homemade Pita Chips and do an easy dip platter recipe.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Appetiser, Appetizer
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: dip platter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Adrianne

Equipment

  • Small Bowls
  • Serving knifes
  • Dip platter board

Ingredients

Dip Platter

    Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

    • 270 grams sun-dried tomatoes Note 1
    • 225 grams cream cheese Note 2
    • reserved oil from sun-dried tomatoes Note 3

    Artichoke Dip

    • 280 grams artichokes Note 4
    • 225 grams cream cheese See Note 2 above

    Beetroot Dip

    • 425 grams beetroot drained, not rinsed
    • 3/4 cup Greek yoghurt
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice Note 5

    Pita Chips

    • 2 large wholewheat pita bread rounds Note 6
    • spray oil
    • salt to taste

    Instructions

    Dip Platter

      Pita Chips

      • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5
      • Line a baking tray with grease proof paper
      • Use a knife and a chopping board to cut the pita bread, in half, half again and then thirds to make the chips.
      • Lay each chip out flat on the baking tray, spray with oil, sprinkle with salt and place in the oven
      • Cook the pita chips for 5-10 mins until light golden brown and crispy.
      • Use an oven mit to remove from the tray and set aside till ready to plate.

      Sun-dried Tomato Dip

      • Add sun-dried tomato, reserved oil and cream cheese to the bowl of the food processor
      • Blitz for 10 -15 seconds, scrape down the sides of the bowl using a spatula and stir to combine
      • Transfer to a bowl and place on platter.

      Artichoke Dip

      • Add artichokes and cream cheese to the bowl of the food processor.
      • Blitz for 10 -15 seconds, scrape down the sides of the bowl using a spatula and stir to combine
      • Transfer to a bowl and place on platter.

      Beetroot Dip

      • Add beetroot, Greek Yoghurt and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor.
      • Blitz for 10 -15 seconds, scrape down the sides of the bowl using a spatula and stir to combine
      • Transfer to a bowl and place on platter.

      Chip and Dips

      • Place the 3 bowls of dip on your platter and surround with the toasted pita chips
      • Provide small cheese knives for serving

      Video

      Notes

      • Note 1 This is the standard size jar of Sun-dried tomatoes. Drain, but keep the oil as it has great flavour and adds a depth to the taste of the dip. 
      • Note 2 The cream cheese will be easier to work with if you take it out of the fridge in advance. Let it sit on the bench for a little bit prior to using if you can. 
      • Note 3 If you purchase sun-dried tomatoes in their own oil, then use this in the dip also. It has great taste and enhances the flavour combination. For some recipes if you purchase sun-dried tomatoes from the deli I suggest using olive oil instead as they won't come packed in oil. For this recipe, however, if you use sun-dried tomatoes that are in a small tab with no liquid, only use 1 tsp oil. We don't want a super oily, olive oil flavour. Omit it completely if you wish. It will change the texture but only ever so slightly and the taste is more important that the texture. 
      • Note 4 Drain and discard the liquid from the artichokes. It is no where near as nice as the sun-dried tomato oil. Plus the artichokes as they are bigger than sun-dried tomatoes, will have absorbed some of this oil as they come preserved in it. 
      • Note 5 The lemon juice will help balance out the flavours in this dip. Add more if you like and taste as you go. 
      • Note 6 These are the large round wholewheat pita breads that you can use for thin crust pizzas. Keep them 2 sided as they break easily if too thin. Cut directly through both sides with the knife to make your chips. 

      Nutrition

      Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 2049mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 6mg
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      Dip Platter ideas

      This recipe is for you as a quick and easy solution that meets the chippy, dippy, snack craving. 

      Whilst the Grazing Platter Board, has many more nibbles and bits to choose from, sometimes you don’t want to put in the whole lot of work and effort that goes into that. 

      Hence where the Dip Platter recipe comes in. This recipe is about dips. It is not about grazing or nibbling the weekend away, but it allows you to think of quick and easy ways to entertain. 

      I’ve got your chippy, dippy, snacky covered and you only need to whip it all up. 

      Let me know if you have any questions, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below. 

      Adrianne xx

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      Dannii June 11, 2020 - 5:55 am

      5 stars
      This is my ideal kind of snack food! Great for parties too.

      Reply
      Adrianne June 11, 2020 - 6:01 am

      Thanks Dannii! So true and so easy also, hope you try it. Cheers

      Reply
      Danielle Wolter June 11, 2020 - 10:56 am

      5 stars
      I am all over that sundried tomato dip. These all sound incredible! Loving the artichoke too.

      Reply
      Adrianne June 14, 2020 - 9:47 am

      Thanks Danielle! I always love to hear your feedback on my recipes, cheers for the positive vibes!

      Reply
      Sandhya's Kitchen June 11, 2020 - 12:04 pm

      5 stars
      That platter looks fabulous with all the cream cheese loaded dips and pita chips.. Sundried tomato is my fav of the lot!

      Reply
      Adrianne June 14, 2020 - 9:52 am

      Thanks so much Sandhya! I enjoyed reading your comment. Appreciate your thoughts on the recipe. Cheers!

      Reply
      Toni June 11, 2020 - 12:52 pm

      5 stars
      This is perfect for entertaining!! I love it!

      Reply
      Adrianne June 14, 2020 - 9:53 am

      Thanks Toni! Yes and so easy, cheers!

      Reply
      Jen June 11, 2020 - 1:18 pm

      5 stars
      I’ve started making these a few hours before dinner. It allows my boys to graze and have a healthier snack option. Definitely adding the sun-dried tomato spread. So good!

      Reply
      Adrianne June 14, 2020 - 9:54 am

      Love your feedback, thanks Jen! Yes, the pita chips are so healthy, easy to make also. Cheers

      Reply

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