No more boring party platters! These cool dips and easy pairing upgrades will keep everyone happy till turkey time.

By Cara Mangini
October 24, 2017
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The Dips

1. Whole-Grain Mustard Butter

whole grain mustard butter
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2. Tangy Beet Dip

tangy beet dip
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3. Kale Pesto & Yogurt

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The Dippers

4. Roasted Potato Wedges

roasted potato wedges
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5. Boiled Broccoli Stems

boiled broccoli stems
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Nice Stems: Boiled broccoli stems have a slight sweetness that's great with dips.    

6. Absolutely Radish-ing: For a kick of color, opt for watermelon radishes over the regular ones. Just slice them thinly and halve if large.    

7. Za'atar Pita Chips

zaatar pita chips
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8. Pickled Carrots

pickled carrots
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9. Perfect Pear-ing: To keep sliced pears from browning, try salt water (really!). Dissolve 1/2 tsp. kosher salt in 1 cup water. Add the fruit, soak for 10 minutes, and then drain. Give 'em a rinse just before you add them to your platter. 

10. Salt & Pepper Potatoes

salt pepper potatoes
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11. Little Roasted Tomatoes

little roasted tomatoes
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Credit: Photography by Shana Novak