Enjoy a Summer Chips and Dips Tray with your favorite dips, mini peppers, Prosciutto Mini Pepper Poppers, and good munching chips!

beautiful tray with chips and salsa and dips

Friends, don’t you love to set out a variety of dips with different chips? Then you’ll love this Summer Chips and Dips Tray. [Grab the tray info below to buy it!]

Summer Chips and Dips Tray

Add in mini pepper halves (for those who aren’t the munching type), and you have a little something for everyone!

If you’re a perfectionist, or very organized, a chips and dips board is an easy appetizer to prepare ahead.

Right before the guests arrive, open the bags of chips, pour onto the board and BAM—you’re ready!

ranch dressing with corn chips and dips

Ingredients for chips and dips tray:

oval platter of chips with hummus, ranch dressing, salsa, and peppers

Let’s talk perfectionism for a minute here … if you struggle in the way I have in the past. If you struggle in the way many people do (so it stops them from making an invite!)

I shared this awhile back:

Imperfections save us from ourselves

When I go to visit friends in their homes, I never look around for imperfections. Which is funny, because it’s the imperfect things in our homes and lives that make us real and relatable to others. Let’s say something does catch our eye … Oh, good, she has a junk pile, too. Or, Whew! She didn’t get those cobwebs. Or, … did I mention the dirty oven? (LOL). These things save us from ourselves! They make us knowable, willing to push past the thought that we don’t have our act together all the time, but we’re still open to bringing people in, because our priority is about the bond and relationship with others.

It’s true, our imperfections make us humble. We reach out anyway, because we know that we need others in our lives, and our world opens up and becomes much larger when we share our stories, views, and journeys with others.

“What people are craving isn’t perfection. People aren’t longing to be impressed; they’re longing to feel like they’re home. If you create a space full of love and character and creativity and soul, they’ll take off their shoes and curl up with gratitude and rest, no matter how small, no matter how undone, no matter how odd.” —Shauna Niequist

stuffed sweet mini bell peppers with salsa and hummus

So who will you be inviting for a summer cookout or a small gathering this next week?

Keep it simple, don’t worry about what others will think, and plan an easy menu.

oval plattter with chips and dips

Here’s a great summer menu to try:

Taco Shredded Beef Recipe

Charred Grilled Corn Salad

Everyday Mexican Salad

This light dessert: Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert

cheese stuffed mini peppers

And what are these stuffed peppers?

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Peppers … and they are delicious!

a large oval white serving tray

Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray

I love this Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset!

It has a porcelain enamel durable coating, easy to clean, it’s shatterproof, and resistant to stains, scratches and rust. YAY!

It’s also lightweight and versatile, and 20 x 16 x 2-inch lipDid I mention, it’s food safe, and it has a very nice lip around the outside.

Use it for a tray to carry food or glasses to your deck, or as a food board! You can buy the Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset, HERE.

oval plattter with chips and dips
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Summer Chips and Dips Tray

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • Salsa
  • Yogurt & Dill Dip
  • Cashew Almond Dip, vegan and diary-free
  • Smoked Salmon Dip
  • Your favorite chips , we love blue and yellow corn tortilla chips
  • Mini peppers, cut in half (seeds removed, but okay to leave the stem on)
  • Prosciutto Mini Pepper Poppers, [see recipe on blog]


  • On a large board, fill 4 small bowls with dips and salsa.
  • Next, cut mini peppers in half, lengthwise, and remove all seeds. It’s okay to leave the stems on.
  • Optional to make the Prosciutto Mini Pepper Poppers recipe, or just fill the tray with unfilled peppers.
  • In open areas, arrange the chips. Serve and enjoy!
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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oval tray filled with stuffed peppers, 4 dips, and corn chips