A condiment is a must-have for almost every meal, regardless of whether it’s a drink or an appetizer.

There are two main types of dips. First, there are super quick-to-make sauces that are not very thick, have few ingredients, and can be made in a matter of minutes. These are used to dip finger foods such as French fries ch, chicken tenders, or raw vegetables. The second type of dip is a thick, multi-ingredient sauce that can take an hour to prepare and is usually served with bread or chips.

In an earlier article, we showed you how to make ten delicious dip sauces in less than five minutes. We are going to show you six recipes for thick dips that can be used as filling snacks on a busy workday or as side dishes at your next family get-together. So, let’s hop into it.

Cheesy Spinach Dip

It takes between 30 and 45 minutes to make and can be eaten with fresh vegetables, toasted bread such as the famous Middle Eastern pita bread, or homemade tortillas from Mexico. The recipe takes 30 to 45 minutes and is great with vegetables, tortillas, or Indian naan.

Here’s what you need.


  • Fresh spinach leaves, 200 grams
  • One small onion, sliced
  • Five cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • 100 grams of shredded cheese
  • Cream cheese, 180 grams
  • Parmesan cheese, grated 30 grams
  • Butter 2 Tablespoons
  • Virgin olive oil, one tablespoon

You can also find out more about the recipe by clicking here.

Add the butter and olive oil to a pot over medium heat. Stir until butter melts, then add chopped onions and garlic. Stir-fry them until they become translucent. Cover the pool, and let the fresh leaves wilt. You can also steam the spinach rather than cooking it in oil and butter.

Remove the lid, and mix the wilted greens with the garlic and onions. Add the cream cheese, a pinch or two of black pepper, and some salt. Mix all ingredients until the cheese melts. Stir in some shredded cheese. Bring the mixture up to a rolling boil.

Add the spinach and cheese mixture to a medium-sized casserole. Add the grated Parmesan, the remaining mozzarella cheese, and a small amount of chili to the soup. Place the soup in the Middle of an oven preheated to 200degC.

Bake the casserole until the cheese has melted and the top is golden. Let the soup cool down for 5 to 10 minutes after it comes out of the oven.

Baba Ganoush Dip

Baba ganoush, the name of the Middle Eastern eggplant sauce, literally translates as “the spoilt dad.” This dip is popular throughout the Arab world, although no one can say where it originated. Although it is not as smooth or as thick as hummus, this dip has a rich, smoky flavor.

As with all of the recipes in this article, you can eat baba-ganoush as a dip with bread or with fried chicken or grilled meat. This dip is also eaten as breakfast in Egypt.

This baba-ganoush dip is made with tahini or sesame sauce. We hope that you find it in your local supermarket. The rest of the ingredients can be found in most supermarkets. Here is the recipe. It takes about an hour to prepare.


  • Two medium-sized eggplants
  • Tahini sauce, four tablespoons
  • Virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup
  • Chop two cloves of fresh garlic
  • Lemon juice, three tablespoons
  • Black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Half a teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Cumin – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • A little chopped parsley

You can also find out more about the recipe by clicking here.

Preheat your oven for 15 minutes to 200 degrees C.

Put a sheet of foil on a tray for the oven. Place the two medium eggplants on a tray and poke them with a knife before placing the tray in the Middle of the range. After an hour of roasting, remove the eggplants from the oven. Let them cool down for a couple of minutes. Each eggplant should be cut open and the flesh scooped out. Place the meat into a strainer placed over a bowl and mash it to remove any excess water.

Combine the chopped garlic, tahini, salt, pepper, and cumin with the eggplant flesh in the food processor. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Add the cumin, parsley, and olive oil to a bowl. Decorate with some chopped parsley and cumin.

You can add some Greek or regular yogurt to your baba-ganoush dip, even though it’s not in the original recipe. This will make it creamier.