Snacks, wraps, fajitas, crudites or even the good old chips served with fresh dips are ideal appetizers for summery get-togethers. Here are some tips and tricks that'll help you perfect the art of making dips, as suggested by McCain Foods Kitchen -* Enhance flavors: The purpose of a dip is to enhance the flavour of your snacks. You can combine ketchup and four different types of sauces and garnish it with coriander, onion and other herbs of your choice. You can make your own concoctions - mild, hot or spicy by changing your ingredients accordingly.* Lower the heat: When choosing a hot sauce ensure that the temperature is not too high as heat tends to diminish the taste of your savory snacks. Potatoes Wedges and French Fries for example are served hot for this reason. Therefore, it is always wise to have a dip which is neither too cold nor too hot.
* Whip it for consistency: To make your dip creamy and smooth, whip it right. Beat your sauce, melt your cheese, add salt and sugar to taste. Mix all the ingredients for blending the taste and maintaining the consistency.
* Choose striking colours: The essence of serving snacks with dips lies in its appearance. Contrasting your snack with the dips will enhance the look, leaving your guests craving for more. For example, if you are serving hariyali paneer, combine it with red chilly dips or yogurt based dips.
* Freeze it for freshness: If you are making your dip ahead of your party it would be good to preserve the freshness of your dip by storing it right. Refrigerating the dip in an air-tight container preserves the flavours and freshness.