10 Lip-Smacking Dip Companions for Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich

December 29, 2023 4 min read

10 Lip-Smacking Dip Companions for Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Have you ever stirred up a pot of soup, just because you're in the mood for a melty grilled cheese to dunk in it? If your nod is as vigorous as most of ours, this write-up is your next go-to food guide. We're turning up the dunk-dial by revealing 10 scrumptious and unique dips for your grilled cheese, to elevate each crunch and cheesy chew.

1. Spiced Apple Cider Chutney

This sweet and slightly tangy dip is a refreshing take on classic apple cider. Adding a smidge of spicy heat whisks your taste-buds on an adventure with every bite of that grilled cheese.

How to Prepare:

  • Start with fresh apples as your base.
  • Add in apple cider vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, Clove, and cayenne pepper.
  • Simmer until thickened for a chutney that's both sweet and spicy.

"In every bite of grilled cheese dunked in spiced apple cider chutney, you'll find a fusion of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors that dance in your mouth."

2. Roasted Garlic and Tomato Salsa

A grilled cheese sandwich is normally a simple pleasure, but a dollop of roasted garlic and tomato with it? Now we're talking sensational! This dip adds a deep, robust flavor to your sandwich, upgrading the entire experience.

How to Prepare:

  • Roast fresh tomatoes and garlic cloves in the oven until they're soft and slightly charred.
  • Blend them with onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

This salsa pairs beautifully with sharp cheddar or gouda grilled cheese. Choosing the right cheese can help bring out the best in both components.

3. Creamy Avocado and Lime Dip

The enriching creaminess from the avocado mellows out the tanginess from the lime in this dip. It’ll make every bite a burst of layered flavors, complementing the classic taste of grilled cheese.

How to Prepare:

  • Blend ripe avocados and Greek yogurt till you achieve a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Squeeze in some fresh lime juice, along with salt, pepper, and chopped cilantro.

Serve this dip chilled. It’s refreshing, and the lime’s vibrant tang nicely contrasts a toasty grilled cheese sandwich.

4. Smoky Barbecue Sauce

Like the idea of grilled cheese with a tug of sweet, bitter, tangy, and smoky flavors? That’s exactly what this homemade barbecue sauce brings to your plate.

How to Prepare:

  • Combine ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Drop in a pinch of smoked paprika for the perfect hint of smokiness.

While good for any grilled cheese, this dip works wonders when paired with a smoky gouda or bold cheddar.

5. Sweet and Spicy Chilli Jam

Afraid the sweetness might overwhelm the spicy in this dip? The magical medley of flavors takes anyone by surprise, and in the best way possible.

How to Prepare:

  • Slow cook red chilli peppers, cherry tomatoes, and sugar until thickened.
  • Add a splash of apple cider vinegar for a tangy twist.

The dip’s sweet heat can help balance out the salty bite of a simple American cheese grilled sandwich.

6. Tangy Tzatziki

This creamy, Mediterranean-inspired dip can add a refreshing tang to your grilled cheese sandwich.

How to Prepare:

  • Blend Greek yogurt with grated cucumbers, garlic, dill, and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Choose firm cucumbers, as they have less water content, and your dip will not turn out runny.

7. Spicy Honey Mustard

Honey's natural sweetness and mustard's spiciness unite for a tantalizing dip that'll make you swoon over your grilled cheese sandwich.

How to Prepare:

  • Blend together honey, yellow and dijon mustard, and a dash of cayenne pepper.
  • Water it down if needed, but be careful not to dilute the flavor too much.

8. Zesty Lemon-Pepper Aioli

This dip, with its citrusy core and peppery edge, can add an unexpected zest to your ‘just basic' grills.

How to Prepare:

  • Whisk together mayo, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, and pepper to create this classic condiment with a twist.

On their own, grilled cheese sandwiches are an ultimate comfort food. Paired with tangy lemon-pepper aioli, each bite is pure bliss.

9. Rich Caramelized Onion Dip

Imagine sinking your golden, crispy grilled cheese into a dip that's full of savory and sweet caramelized onion flavor. Sounds irresistible, doesn't it?

How to Prepare:

  • Slowly cook onions in butter until they're sweet and golden brown.
  • Blend these caramelized onions with sour cream and mayonnaise for a rich dip your grilled cheese will love.

10. Sweet and Sour Mango Chutney

Here’s a unique, slightly tropical twist, whisking your grilled cheese experience into a different tangent.

How to Prepare:

  • Simmer diced mango, apple cider vinegar, and sugar for a dip with a balance of sweet and sour flavors.
  • You can swap the sugar with honey for a healthier option, or add a little spice with chilli flakes.

Conclusion

To sum it up - grilled cheese is heavenly. But when paired with the right dips, which boost flavors and impart an unfamiliar edge, it turns into an experience that's doubly divine. Pick a dip from these 10 options, and you'll find a flavor fusion that’ll make your palate swoon. So, which among these lip-smacking dips will accompany your next grilled cheese sandwich?

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a grilled cheese sandwich with a perfect companion dip."


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