I think the dip is best with Newman’s Own hot salsa, which is seriously the best salsa in the world. And it’s really not that hot. I have friends who greatly dislike spicy food, and I’ve never had a complaint about this. Just be careful not to make the mistake I’ve made before and use peach salsa (the jars look way too similar). Unless of course you enjoy peach salsa in your taco dip. Then, by all means, go crazy.
The chips? They’re called “tortilla chips with an identity crisis” and I bought them at Trader Joe’s because it was legit so crowded there (2nd busiest day of the year, after the day before Thanksgiving according to the cashier), I could not get down the chip aisle, so I just grabbed these. They’re made with corn, brown rice, and potato, and were actually really good. And the name is adorable.
So, basically all you need to do is get whatever size dish/pan/pie plate you want to use and spread the container of cream cheese on the bottom. Then pour the jar of salsa over that. And a bag of cheese over that. Then layer the shredded lettuce on top and throw on some chopped olives. And that’s all. I told you it was easy.
The completed taco dip.
You should try to chill the dip for a couple hours before serving, but it’s not absolutely necessary. It will taste good no matter what!
The taco dip after it has been demolished.
Chels and me watching the game and enjoying the dip.
And being incredibly upset and depressed that the Patriots lost. Seriously, not cool. I think we all lost our appetites after that. But let’s not talk about it. Just concentrate on the taco dip. Yum.