Three Healthy Dips & Chips Recipe

Healthy Sainsbury's Dips!
  • Servings : 4-8
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 10m

If you’re looking for healthy party snack recipes then you’ve found them! Dips and chips are the ideal ‘finger food’ and the recipes below can be whipped up in super quick time.


I’ve blogged a healthy hummus recipe previously, but this one is slightly different and never before have I tried a dip based around beetroot (it tastes better than it sounds!) or making my own guacamole (which tastes so good that I’m never going to buy shop bought again!).


The recipes below are actually taken from Sainsbury’s new ‘healthier recipe collection’ book (which is brilliant!) and I’m happy to say that I’ve got 10 to giveaway as well (this giveaway is now closed – sorry!).


So, to see how to make three delicious and healthy dips (which your friends will love as much as you!!), as well as healthy chips (healthy dipping crisps!) carry on reading :) .


Healthy Guacamole

Healthy Guacamole Dip

  • Ingredients & Method

Peel, destone and mash 1 ripe avocado in a bowl. Add 1 halved, deseeded and diced tomato, 2 trimmed and sliced spring onions, 1 deseeded and finely chopped red chilli (I used a pinch of chilli flakes instead), 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (I skipped this!), 1/4 tsp spicy chipotle paste (this stuff smells amazing!!) and the juice of 1 lime (I used lemon). Mix together and season with black pepper. Garnish with coriander.

  • Nutrition Stats

A 1/4 of the dip provides 78 calories, 2g carbs, 7g fat & 1g protein.



Chunks Houmous with Pine Nuts

Healthy Hummus Dip

  • Ingredients & Method

Drain and rinse a 400g tin chickpeas and tip into a bowl (I tipped them into a food processor instead!). Add 1 finely chopped clove garlic, the juice of 1/2 lemon, a pinch of crushed dried chillies, 1 tsp ground cumin, 4 tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt and 3 tbsp tahini paste (sesame seed paste). Stir well, then mash into a thick puree (or blend for a few seconds in a food processor). Add 3 tbsp cold water to thin the houmous, if needed, then mix, adding more water if necessary (I skipped adding water!). Season with black pepper and more lemon juice, if desired. Toast 1 tbsp pine nuts in a frying pan for 1 minute until golden, shaking occasionally – scatter them over the dip to serve (I didn’t actually end up toasting mine!).

  • Nutrition Stats

An 1/8th of the dip provides 98 calories,  6g carbs, 6g fat & 4g protein.



Healthy Beetroot Dip

Healthy Beetroot Dip

  • Ingredients & Method

Preheat the oven to 200 C, fan 180 C, gas 6 (NB I used pre-cooked beetroot so skipped the roasting step and just added all of the ingredients into a food processor instead!). Trim and peel 500g bunched beetroot and cut each into 8 wedges. Put in a large bowl with 2 tbsp vegetable oil (I didn’t add this to the food processor), 1 tsp caraway seeds and 1 tsp ground coriander. Mix to coat. Put the beetroot on a baking sheet and roast for 30 mins. Remove from the oven and put in a food processor with a 400g tin butter beans, drained and rinsed, and 100ml Sainsbury’s be good to yourself soured cream. Blitz to make a thick consistency.

  • Nutrition Stats

An 1/8th of the dip provides 98 calories,  10g carbs, 2g fat & 4g protein.



Tortilla Wrap Chips

Healthy Tortilla Chips

  • Ingredients & Method

Preheat the oven to 180 C, fan 160 C, gas 4. Brush 2 flour tortillas (I used wholemeal for added fibre) with 1/2 tbsp rapeseed oil, then cut into triangles. Put onto 2 baking trays in a single layer and cook in the oven for 8-10 mins, until golden and crisp. Serve with the dips above!

  • Nutrition Stats

A 1/4 of the chips provide 99 calories,  49g carbs, 3g fat & 8g protein.



And enjoy! :) .


Healthy Sainsbury's Dips!


March Giveaway!!

As I said earlier, the lovely people at Sainsbury’s have given me 10 of their new ‘Healthier Recipe Collection’ cook book to giveaway.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is:

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This mini-giveaway will be open for a week meaning that the 10 winners will be picked at random by the widget, announced and contacted on Tuesday March 10th! Unfortunately this giveaway is only open to UK residents due to the post (sorry!).

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Nic x


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Recipe Comments

Comments (53)

  1. posted by Rebecca Michell on March 2, 2015

    i loved the chunk humours with pine nuts, it’s so delicious and healthy which is the complete opposite to the stuff you can buy!! Love it!!

  2. posted by Heidi Ellis on March 2, 2015

    Hummus is definitely the best dip! Tastes so good!!

  3. posted by Tracey Peach on March 2, 2015

    The Healthy Beetroot Dip, I love beetroot

  4. posted by Hayley on March 2, 2015

    The chickpea and yoghurt hummus is divine!! Lovely texture and so creamy!

  5. posted by Kayleigh on March 2, 2015

    Oh i like the look of the Beetroot dip!
    I’ve got a new found love for beetroot and trying to get it to my lunch salads as well as evening meals. Anymore Beetroot recipes would be great received! :)

  6. posted by Steph Robinson on March 2, 2015

    My favourite dip is the beetroot one – I love how beetroot turns everything bright pink! Plus with pre-cooked beetroot it looks super easy to make x

  7. posted by Kelly on March 2, 2015

    The beetroot dip looks amazing!

  8. posted by Lauren Maguire on March 2, 2015

    The guacamole!

  9. posted by Rhianna on March 2, 2015

    The guacamole sounds amazing !! X

  10. posted by Paul Wilson on March 2, 2015

    Healthy Beetroot Dip

  11. posted by Sophie Heppell on March 2, 2015

    I love the healthy beetroot dip! Always been obsessed with beetroot even since I was very little so love that it can be made into a dip!

  12. posted by Laura Samuel on March 2, 2015

    Beet root dip sounds DELICIOUS! just written down the ingredients for my shopping list :) would be perfect to try for my healthy post-workout snacks with oatcakes/rice cakes :) obsessed with beetroot at the moment!

  13. posted by Sarah H on March 2, 2015

    Love the hummus dip with pine nuts and you can’t beat homemade :)

  14. posted by Sarah khursheed on March 2, 2015

    Hummus is my favirout thing in the world! Coming from a middle eastren country we dip everything in hummus lol! But i would love to try the beetroot one looks amazing :)

  15. posted by Joan Kubes on March 3, 2015

    Ilike the Chunks Houmous with Pine Nuts.

  16. posted by Eliska on March 3, 2015

    guacamole! Love the texture and taste

  17. posted by Haylie Sulyok on March 3, 2015

    I’m a hummus fanatic, but my goodness that healthy beetroot dip looks absolutely amazing.. the colour is spectacular and I’m sure it tastes divine!

  18. posted by Nik on March 3, 2015

    Love avocado so must be the healthy guacamole!

  19. posted by nicole on March 3, 2015

    It has to be Hummus! I’ll have to try it with pine nuts next time :-)

  20. posted by Ruth Steer on March 4, 2015

    Guacamole looks amazing

  21. posted by Emma on March 5, 2015

    Beetroot dip definately!! I have turned my whole family onto it now as well. LOVE :)

  22. posted by Jess on March 6, 2015

    I loved the hummus! Addition of pine nuts was such a good recommendation :-)

  23. posted by natalie field on March 6, 2015

    The beetroot dip is beautiful. Such a nice change to your avarage dippy things. Inspired me to be more creative with ingrediants.

  24. posted by Caroline on March 6, 2015

    I’ve never tried beetroot dip, might have to give it a try – I just love a good dip! :-)

  25. posted by Michael Robbins on March 6, 2015

    Love all things hummus so definitely going to try and make that one :)

  26. posted by Fiona Whittingham on March 6, 2015

    They’re all fab but it’s got to be the guacamole.

  27. posted by Nic Cook on March 6, 2015

    big fan of beetroot so love the beetroot dip but all are fab :o ) x

  28. posted by Kirsty Nicol on March 6, 2015

    I love Beetroot! So I have to say the Healthy Beetroot Dip….nom nom

  29. posted by Stephanie on March 6, 2015

    Can’t decide between beetroot or avocado!!!! Yum :) yum!

  30. posted by Joanna Russell on March 6, 2015

    It’s always ALL about the beetroot! Nom Nom Nom

  31. posted by Hanah on March 7, 2015

    Beetroot! All the way!!

  32. posted by Edel on March 7, 2015

    love the houmous- never thought to use yoghurt – I find it hard to get smooth so that will help good tip

  33. posted by Kate Cunningham on March 7, 2015

    I adore hummus and lots of other arabic dips. Beetroot is another favourite so going to try this out. Never thought of making wraps into chips before. Great idea.

  34. posted by Laura on March 7, 2015

    chunky hummus with pine nuts truly delicious

  35. posted by Sian Derrick on March 7, 2015

    Excited to try the beetroot dip! Thank you! :)

  36. posted by Ferah Feza on March 7, 2015

    Love ”Chunks Houmous with Pine Nuts” <3

  37. posted by Chloe S on March 7, 2015

    Healthy Guacamole is my fave! X

  38. posted by Chloe Levy on March 8, 2015

    Healthy guacamole is definitely my favourite. So yummy! X

  39. posted by Natasha Hammond on March 8, 2015

    Guacamole for me! What is not to love about all those wonderful healthy fats in avocado?! I’ve been known to spread guacamole on toast ;)

  40. posted by Anita McCarthy on March 8, 2015

    Healthy guac all the way ! Thanks Nic

  41. posted by David McGarry on March 8, 2015

    I love a spicy houmous – anything with Chilli, jalapeño, Harissa or peri peri

  42. posted by Maxine G on March 8, 2015

    Definitely the guacamole – such a deliciously creamy dip (without the cream!)

  43. posted by Gemma on March 9, 2015

    I love Guacamole dip and I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  44. posted by Bethan on March 9, 2015

    Healthy Guacamole! Love avocado

  45. posted by Iona on March 9, 2015

    I absolutely love the chunky houmous with pine nuts… Such a good combination, just delicious!!

  46. posted by kirstie stewart on March 9, 2015

    the humous sounds amazing!

  47. posted by Emma on March 9, 2015

    Can’t wait to try the beetroot dip thanks for sharing x

  48. posted by Abbe Smith on March 9, 2015

    Food shopping tomorrow, definitely picking up the ingredients for the beetroot dip! Sounds lovely. Planning on trying the tortilla wrap chips too, to go with celery dipping sticks :) xx

  49. posted by Cathy Wheller on March 10, 2015

    Healthy guacamole, I absolutely LOVE avocado :-)

  50. posted by Cathy Wheller on March 10, 2015

    Healthy guacamole, love love love avocado

  51. posted by Hei on March 18, 2015

    I’ve been waiting for years to make a beautiful hummus but really can’t find any tahini here. Great recipes by the way! :)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on March 19, 2015

      Aw no! Have you tried using cashew nut butter instead? x

  52. posted by Claire Newman on March 22, 2015

    Beetroot dip sounds devine! I eat beetroot every day, so this make a nice change to diced beetroot in my salad – yummy.


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