The 5 Best Wegmans Dips: Taste Test & Review
Who doesn’t enjoy a good dip? Whether your go-to is something spicy, creamy, or cheesy, Wegmans understands that there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. That’s probably why they offer at least twenty of their own dips, which are cheaper than most name-brand products and taste significantly better. I’ve tried almost every Wegmans dip to ever hit shelves, but here are the top 5 that I keep buying over and over again.
One of my favorite things about the Wegmans dips – and this will be a pattern throughout this list – is the simplicity of the ingredients list. For their Medium Salsa, the ingredients include tomatoes, onions, cilantro, green peppers, jalapenos, lime, and a handful of spices.
There are no preservatives or anything artificial, and you can really taste it in this salsa. It’s incredibly fresh and has a lot more going on than just tomato. The kick of heat comes from the chopped jalapeno, and even in scoops where you get a couple of pieces, your eyes won’t be watering.
Vinegar, salt, dried garlic, cumin, and celery powder bring in some zesty flavor, and the lime juice brightens it up in a major way.
If you prefer a little bit more or less spice, Wegmans also has a mild and spicy version of their fresh salsa. The medium flavor is my go-to for homemade nachos and burrito bowls.
Staying in the category of Mexican foods, another of my favorite Wegmans dips is their guacamole. Just like the salsa I mentioned above, the ingredient list here is straightforward – avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice, and salt.
I’m not a huge cilantro person, but the amount added to this guac is just right. There’s also the perfect squeeze of lime to brighten it up, and the onion and jalapenos bring some crunch to the equation. There are tiny chunks of tomato, too, which bring in color.
The texture of this guacamole is in between chunky and smooth, which means you’ll get a chunk of fresh avocado with every few bites.
3. Queso Dip
Wegmans’ Queso Dip is a creamy, rich dip that’s seasoned with jalapeno peppers, vinegar, red bell pepper, and salt. It needs to be warmed up in the microwave or on the stovetop to ensure the velvety, melty texture that queso is known for.
Thanks to the jalapenos, it has a little kick to it, but it’s far from spicy. I love warming this up and dipping tortilla chips in it or drizzling it on top of a pile of homemade nachos. I’ve also used it on top of Mexican-inspired burgers. Basically, wherever you use cheese, this dip would be a great substitute.
2. Caramelized Onion Hummus
Hummus on its own is great, but flavored hummus brings things to a whole new level. Wegmans has a whole arsenal of hummus flavors. Some of my personal favorites include Roasted Garlic, Red Pepper, and Lemon Beet. My all-time favorite, though, is their Caramelized Onion Hummus.
With a classic mixture of chickpeas and tahini, this hummus has that mild, nutty flavor you’d expect but also has some sweet onion notes going on at the same time.
The ingredient list includes chickpeas, caramelized onions, tahini, lemon juice, sea salt, and garlic. If you love the taste of sweet yet savory caramelized onion, this Wegmans hummus is definitely worth checking out. There are no chunks of onion, but you can taste it throughout.
The caramelized onions are made with brown sugar, so they bring a sweet component to an otherwise savory dip. The onion flavor isn’t overpowering, and you can equally taste the chickpea and tahini.
1. French Onion Dip
Out of all the dips Wegmans offers, their French Onion Dip is my absolute favorite. It strikes the perfect balance between refreshing and rich. In other words, it’s insanely easy to go through a whole container of this stuff!
The base of this dip is fresh sour cream. The bold flavor comes from onion, sugar, yeast extract, and parsley. Although yeast extract doesn’t sound like the most appetizing ingredient, it’s actually a huge part of what makes this dip so good because it brings in some major umami flavor.
The little bits of onion bring just a smidge of texture to an otherwise perfectly smooth and creamy dip. Thanks to the sour cream, there’s a nice tang brought to the mix, and it’s also kept much lighter than a cream cheese-based dip.
Of course, potato chips are the most popular companion for this Wegmans dip, but I use it for a lot more than its intended purpose. Some of my favorite ways to use it are as a sandwich spread, a baked potato topper, and even as a salad dressing.