3 Easy Dip Recipes For When You Have Unplanned Company

Have you ever had relatives come over on a short notice? Perhaps, your friends have suddenly decided that the party should move to your place. Whatever may be the case, here are some quick and easy dip recipes for when you have unexpected company! (We hope you’ll get the chips though.)

1. Tzatziki

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 2 mins

The Elements:

1 ½ cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cucumber

2 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon dill

1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Salt & pepper, to taste


Using a fork, whip the yogurt in a bowl. Deseed and chop the cucumber and mix well.

Add finely chopped dill, minced garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and mix well.


2. Guacamole

Prep Time: 7 mins

Cook Time: 2 mins

The Elements:

3 medium avocados

2 cups plain yogurt

2 tablespoons lime juice

⅔ cups tomatoes

⅔ cups red onions

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon jalapeño

1 tablespoon cilantro


In a bowl, scoop out the avocados, and mash them together with yogurt.

Add the chopped tomatoes, onions, minced garlic, minced jalapeño and lime juice. Mix well.

Garnish with cilantro and serve.

3. Garlic Yogurt Dip

Prep. Time: 3 mins

Cook Time: 2 mins

The Elements:

3 tablespoons garlic

1 ½ cup yogurt

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoon cilantro


In a bowl, whip yogurt and garlic together.

Add the cilantro and mix well.

Season with salt, pepper, and red chilli powder. Serve as required.

#EatExtra: If you have a little time before your guests drop in, refrigerate your choice of dip for 30 minutes before serving.