5 Healthy Protein Dip Recipes for Summer Enjoyment

Rather than taking the easy way out and grabbing a premade dip off the grocer’s shelf, why not whip up your own healthier dips to enjoy with chopped colorful veggies or your favorite crackers?

When it comes to dips, the thing I like to do is add as much bang for my buck as I can. I know most folks are of the mindset that they can splurge with high-calorie dips since they are consuming them with veggies and other healthy options, but not so fast. Rather than weigh them down with carbs and fats, I like to ramp up the protein, so there is some substance. And you certainly don’t have to sacrifice flavor when you go this route.

For example, by using Greek yogurt, you are adding a whopping 24 grams of protein, with only 10 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of fat. Adding a protein powder to dips is also a game changer. By including a serving of BioTRUST Nutrition’s Low Carb Lite, you are tacking on an additional 20 grams of protein, and by including BioTRUST Nutrition’s Low Carb Protein Blend, an additional 24 grams of pure protein.

I also love including chicken or seafood into my dips for an added protein boost. Using various fresh herbs and citrus fruits really brings everything together.

I can’t wait to hear what you think of the creations below and would love for you to share your favorite high-protein dip recipes in the comments.

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1. Savory Seafood Dip

Savory Seafood Dip

Savory Seafood Dip

This high protein, low carb seafood dip is sure to be a fan favorite this summer.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dip, protein, seafood
Servings: 12
Calories: 179kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz soft goat cheese softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 12 oz crab meat squeezed dry
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp chopped and squeezed dry
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine goat cheese, sour cream, mustard, sriracha, onion and garlic powder until well combined, smooth, and creamy.
  • Add crab, shrimp, green onion, parsley, and cheeses, and mix delicately until well combined.
  • Transfer dip to an oven-safe dish, and bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until the cheese has melted and dip begins to bubble. 
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and serve with veggies or warm pita wedges.

Notes

Chef Note: I like to reserve a little bit of the cheese and bake that on top for a nice little crust.
Chef Note: You could substitute the sour cream with mayonnaise or a vegan alternative if you prefer.
Chef Note: You could also substitute the goat cheese for cream cheese if you prefer. I know when I make this for my mom, I often do this swap as she is not as much of a fan of goat cheese as I am.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16.5g | Fat: 12g
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2. Elevated Hummus

Elevated Hummus Dip

Elevated Hummus

Kick up your hummus a notch with this healthier twist to this chickpea dip staple.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chickpea, dip, hummus
Servings: 4
Calories: 179kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas (15.5 oz)
  • 2 to 5 garlic cloves peeled
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 scoop Keto Elevate
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add first five ingredients to a food processor and blend.
  • Slowly add olive oil and continue blending until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached.
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Enjoy with fresh, sliced veggies and/or pita wedges.

Notes

Chef Note: You can also make this DIY hummus recipe in a blender. (I use a Ninja.) Just add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Chef Note: For some other delicious options, replace chickpeas with black beans or even white beans.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16.5g | Fat: 12g
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3. High-Protein Peanut Butter Dip

High-Protein Peanut Butter Dip

High-Protein Peanut Butter Dip

A twist on a classic: this high-protein peanut butter dip is sure to be loved by both adults and kids alike.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, dip, peanut butter
Servings: 4
Calories: 186kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Soak dates for 1 – 2 hours to allow them to become soft enough to mash.
  • Take the dates out and add roughly 1 – 2 Tbsp of water.
  • Blend in a food processor.
  • Add peanut butter powder and protein blend and continue blending.
  • Enjoy with your favorite fruit or vegetable. (I prefer apples.)

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 4g
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4. The Real Deal Ranch Dip

Real Deal Ranch Dip

The Real Deal Ranch Dip

A ranch dip that is low in carbs and calories? It's true! Try this amazing and delicious twist on this veggie dip classic.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dip, ranch dip, vegetable, veggie
Servings: 4
Calories: 72kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp dill
  • ½ tsp garlic (or garlic powder)
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Add dry ingredients to Greek yogurt and mix well.
  • Enjoy with your favorite veggies.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 5.5g
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5. Tzatziki Dip

Tzatziki Dip

Whip up your own healthy Tzatziki dip to enjoy with chopped colorful veggies or your favorite crackers.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: greek, Tzatziki
Servings: 8
Calories: 79kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber grated
  • ¼ cup dill
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and stir together and let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 – 60 minutes. I actually prefer overnight, but if you are in a pinch, some time is better than none.
  • Serve with your favorite veggies or with pita bread. You could also serve with chicken, lamb, or your favorite protein.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5.5g
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