You can serve these dips with starters or finger foods, a festive fondue or raclette, and even as a side dish with your main course. The new Kikkoman dips are incredibly versatile and you can partner them up with all kinds of foods – or even create a festive dip selection or buffet so that guests can help themselves to their favourites. The star ingredient – a splash of Kikkoman soy sauce – adds a wonderful umami boost that transforms a simple dip into something special. What’s more, the party dips are all quick and easy to prepare as a surprise treat for family and guests during the holiday season.
Dips with the ‘umami’ factor to wow your guests
Whatever your Christmas and New Year plans, our party dips are sure to be a highlight at any celebration – as a side dish for your festive meal or as a course in a set menu. They taste great with bread or crackers as a starter, with meat, seafood or vegetables as a main, and even as part of the cheese course. The wide range of ingredients – from rich avocado and vibrant sweet potato to trendy edamame beans – also make a change from traditional festive flavours. And they’re all seasoned with our naturally brewed soy sauce. Interested in trying some of the recipes? These are our top favourites:
Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients. And this creamy sweet potato dip isn’t just healthy and delicious – it looks absolutely amazing too. Serve it as a showstopping starter or as an evening snack at a cosy get-together. It takes less than 15 minutes to transform this superfood tuber into a yummy, slightly sweet dip that’s packed with umami flavour thanks to a splash of Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce.
Bagna cauda is Italian for ‘warm meal’ and this dip also has its roots in Italian cuisine. It’s based on a recipe of garlic and anchovies that originated in the Italian town of Piedmont. Kikkoman has simply reinterpreted the original recipe to create a three-ingredient dip featuring tofu, tuna and naturally brewed soy sauce that’s ideal paired with vegetable sticks or cooked vegetables. It tastes great served hot or cold.
Hummus is a dish from the Middle East that’s fast-gaining popularity in the western world. Chickpeas are the main ingredient and an excellent source of beneficial nutrients. To make our version, simply blend chickpeas with garlic, toasted sesame seeds and naturally brewed soy sauce. It tastes great with flatbread, or you can pair it with vegetables and meat.
Avocado and fresh green edamame beans are the two main ingredients of this dip. Crunchy edamame beans are a very popular food in Japan. They’re low in calories but full of vitamins and protein. To make this delicatessen-style dip, combine the beans with creamy avocado flesh, a splash of lemon juice, garlic and Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce. Serve with any kind of seafood.
Aubergines are a popular ingredient in all kinds of dip recipes. Here’s a useful tip for you: start by baking the aubergine whole in the oven for around 30-40 minutes. This makes it easy to scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Then combine the aubergine flesh with garlic and lime juice, sprinkle on a few chilli flakes, season with Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce and you’re ready. This delicious dip goes well with any kind of bread or any other food.