Best Ever Zesty Mexican Dip

This zesty, creamy Mexican Dip is full of cheese and just a hint of fresh cilantro. Everybody loves this easy ranch based dip that is ready in minutes.

This zesty, creamy Mexican Dip is full of cheese and just a hint of fresh cilantro. Everybody loves this easy ranch based dip that is ready in minutes.

No matter if you are hosting or attending a party, everybody needs an easy dip recipe they can toss together for simple entertaining.

I think a good dip is one where your bowl is empty at the end of the night and the guests make various comments about how they should not be eating so much of it. I always figure the more comments I get about broken diets, the better the food. Sorry, guys!

For this Mexican Dip, I use a quality low fat sour cream to help keep the fat down a bit. The dip is so savory you won’t notice it at all.

I serve this one over and over again because it is a great crowd pleaser. Creamy sour cream mixed with cheese and zesty tomatoes combine beautifully with ranch and taco seasoning with a hint of fresh cilantro.

You can adapt this any which way you like. There are always sliced black olives, fresh green onions, different cheeses, different salsa options or even some minced fresh jalapenos for the wild at heart!

Consider yourself duly prepared for the upcoming fall party season and for that matter, all the BBQs before summer comes to an end. Enjoy!

(I had a few extra bell peppers and enjoyed using them to serve the dip but they also make bell pepper shaped bowls if you want something easier!)

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This Fall Candy Bark is the a truly over the top sugar rush perfect for Halloween time when we all have a little too much sugar. Rich milk chocolate is customized with your favorite candy bars and candy corn. No candy lover can resist! It is also easy to make and a good kid project.

Best Ever Zesty Mexican Dip
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 16oz low fat sour cream, I use Tillamook brand
  • 1 packet powdered ranch mix
  • 1.5 tsp. taco seasoning
  • 10oz Rotel brand tomatoes drained, or 1 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 2 Tbsp. minced cilantro
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients and stir.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers.
Notes
This is a great recipe to mix things up a bit. I like the low fat sour cream because you can't tell it is in there and you save a few calories. However, be careful to pick a quality brand. I find most store brands of low fat sour cream are nasty. Tillamook is my brand of choice.

The Rotel tomatoes give a nice zing but are not spicy. Some people prefer to use a favorite brand of salsa instead. The salsa does not need to be drained.

This recipe is participating in Weekend Potluck.

This zesty, creamy Mexican Dip is full of cheese and just a hint of fresh cilantro. Everybody loves this easy ranch based dip that is ready in minutes.

 

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