When you are planning a buffet the vegetable sticks, dips and sauces are a perfect element that could be made healthily without too much trouble. Here I will share with you a selection of low-calorie dip recipes and similar which should help you when planning a party buffet.

selection of dips and crudites
Selection of dips with crudites

Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as those given are approximate.

Garlic low-calorie dip

This garlic dip is a great lower-calorie alternative to garlic mayonnaise on Slimming World or Weight Watchers as it is lower calorie and lower fat whilst still being creamy and tasty!

Check out my Garlic dip recipe here

Mushroom Pate

This easy recipe is perfect for a low-calorie dip, sandwich filling or even for on a jacket potato. Great on Slimming World, Weight Watchers and other diets because it is predominantly mushrooms.

Check out my mushroom pate recipe here

Spicy lentil low-calorie dip

This tasty flavoursome lentil dip is slightly spicy but great to accompany other dips for a buffet or party for a unique addition.

Check out the Spicy lentil dip recipe

lentil dip
Lentil dip
lentils infographic

Coleslaw as a low-calorie dip

This recipe is perfect for all the family and so easy to make. It is great served with dips or as an alternative in burgers, with picnics or at a BBQ. It is a great low-calorie alternative.

Check out the coleslaw recipe here

Roasted Red Pepper Houmous

Syn Free on Slimming World, great on Weight Watchers and other diets too is a really easy red pepper houmous recipe you should try.

For an alternative try this green split pea hummus.

Tangy chilli salsa

An easy tangy chilli salsa recipe perfect for those who like a bit of hot salsa and a low-calorie dip for all the family!

Garden fresh salsa

This is a tasty garden fresh salsa that is easy to make and some of the ingredients you might even grow yourself in the garden!

Garden Fresh Salsa recipe

Garden fresh salsa
Garden fresh salsa

Tomato, herb and lime Salsa

Delicious low-calorie tomato, herb and lime salsa recipe.

Tomato herb and lime salsa
Tomato herb and lime salsa

“Sour Cream”

  • 200g Quark
  • 100g Fat-Free Natural Fromage Frais
  • One lime

Put the Quark, fat-free natural fromage frais and the juice of one lime into a small bowl. Whisk with a fork until smooth and cover. Leave to stand in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

This low-calorie dip recipe is great for a variety of weight loss plans and is usually syn free on Slimming World.

If this has made you realise you should use quark more and are looking for more recipes with it check out my ultimate quark recipe guide.

Quark pot
Pot of Quark

Guacamole

This guacamole recipe is easy to make in minutes and full of flavour for your dip table.

Avocados are syns on Slimming World but can be free on other weight loss plans. Each avocado is around 14 syns on the plan. Depending on how much of the dip you have syns can be calculated accordingly.

Guacamole
Guacamole

Chunky BBQ Sauce

This easy chunky BBQ sauce recipe is perfect hot or cold as a dip. Full of vegetables it is great for a variety of weight loss plans.

Chunky bbq sauce
Chunky BBQ sauce

Salsa Verdi

Check out the Salsa Verdi dip recipe and see what you think.

If you are following Slimming World, syns are negligible with the whole recipe being only half a syn. Other weight loss plans may be different so do check.

Salsa verdi
Salsa verdi

Vegetables to Dip

As an alternative to crisps vegetables are much healthier to dip, choose your favourites or at least some low-calorie crisps!

Some ideas of vegetables to dip are:

  • Babycorn
  • Carrot Batons
  • Cucumber sticks
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Spring Onion
  • Pepper Strips
  • Cherry Tomatoes

What do you like to dip? Do you have any favourite dips you could share the recipe of?

selection of dips and crudites
Selection of dips with crudites
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Other low-calorie recipes you may enjoy

If you have found this page looking for dips then maybe you have a BBQ or party coming up and are looking for some ideas to make it healthy? If that is the case here are some posts you will love.

Fancy 4 weeks of healthy lunches already planned out for you? Check this lunch plan out.

Carrot cake cut into slices
Carrot Cake

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  1. Love new recipes and these dips are great as I have just purchased a mini food processor and giving it a good trial!