NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY
On March 23rd, it is a National Day just for the chip and dip! National Chip And Dip Day celebrates a perfect combination loved by many across the country. Chips and dip are a quick and easy party dish that also makes for great parties. We enjoy them for just about any occasion. From watching the game to hunkering down for a big storm, chips and dips are the way to go. Just no double-dipping, please!
Only a few days earlier on March 14, we celebrate Potato Chip Day, and now we add a partner, the dip. And people have been dipping their food for centuries. Hummus-like recipes date back to the 13th century. These are some of the first “dip” recipes found.
Potato chips are not the only mode of celebrating the day. There are tortilla chips, corn chips, pretzel chips, and even popcorn chips to name a few. After you have chosen your chips, there are dozens of dips to partner with them. There are a variety of dips usually made with sour cream, cheeses, salsas, and seasonings. The combinations are endless. Don’t hesitate to mix up your favorite or try something new!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalChipAndDipDay
Invite some family and friends over and have a chip and dip party! Be sure to share your favorite recipes, too. Like this Mexican Party Dip recipe or one of the many others we’ve provided below.
Use #NationalChipAndDipDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY HISTORY
While National Day Calendar has yet to discover the origins of this food holiday, we are certain no double-dipping occurred in the making of this holiday.
Chip and Dip FAQ
Q. What kinds of foods are used to make chips?
A. Some of the most common types of chips are made from potatoes or tortillas. However, chips are also made from other vegetables and grains, too. Some of those foods include:
- sweet potatoes
Q. What ingredients make a delicious base for a dip?
A. Some great dip bases include sour cream, cream cheese, hummus, oil and vinegar, and mayonnaise.