January 25, 2015

Southwestern Ranch Dip

Why are dips like the best thing ever and why are they so hard to stop eating once you start?  This dip is absolutely SO GOOD and should absolutely be served at every Football party going on next Sunday.  

It can be made in advance and the flavor only gets better the longer it's refrigerated.  I made this after Christmas while I was off work and I was constantly sneaking tastes of it out of the fridge. 

It's thick and creamy and can easily be scooped up by chips or veggies.  It's amazing just the way it is, BUT if you want a little more spice, you could add some jalapenos.  Or, you could add some corn and beans and it will be similar to this Fiesta Dip.

Southwestern Ranch Dip
adapted from: Plain Chicken
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
8 oz. sour cream (I used light)
1 (1.125 oz.) pkg. ranch dressing mix
1 (10 oz.) can Rotel, drained
1 Tbl. fresh lime juice
handful of cilantro

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.  The longer you refrigerate it, the more the flavor develops.  Serve with tortilla chips or veggies.  

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  1. Oooh this looks like some delicious Superbowl food!! And I love how easy it is to whip up. Delish!

  2. Try it with some corn tossed in - it's delicious!

    1. I would love it with some corn mixed in. Thanks :)