Perfect picnic taco dipPosted: September 4, 2011
Happy Labor Day Weekend!! I had wanted to get this post up sooner, but the flu has hit me hard this past week. Even derailed my trip to the beach this weekend. NO FUN!!
It may be a little late, as most Labor Day picnics are going on today or tomorrow, but this dip is one of our favorites for picnics and is super easy to make! Actually, it has become Shaun’s thing to make for events. I actually stole this recipe from my sister. She won’t mind me sharing!!!
2 – 8oz packages of cream cheese (you can use the reduced fat version, but it makes the dip runnier – your choice! It’s a picnic! It’s the time to eat bad food!)
1 cup of mild salsa
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese (variation: you can also use the taco flavored cheese for an extra kick – I like it simple!)
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
3-4 grape tomatoes – sliced
Combine softened cream cheese with salsa (the mixture should take on a pink color – really no white should be left for a nice strong flavor. I usually eye-ball the amount of salsa to use – with taste tests along the way – typically 1 cup of salsa)
Spread into shallow serving dish (something festive is always nice!)
Layer lettuce on top of mixture, followed by cheese and sliced tomatoes
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips for scooping!!
THAT’S IT!!! Easy cheesy right?!?! Honestly, super simple and takes a total of 10 minutes to make, depending on how weak your arms are to mix the cream cheese and salsa. These girly arms need to heat the cream cheese in the microwave to make it nice and easy to mix!
Hope you enjoy and have lots of fun, holiday-weekend activities planned!!!!