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Taco Dip

Taco Dip

I’m so happy that it’s warming up (even if only temporary), being able to go outside without a heavy coat, gloves, and a scarf is such a welcome change!  The recipe I have for you today is perfect for warmer weather as it doesn’t require any cooking.  But, never fear, it’s delicious any time of year, I actually made it for a Super Bowl party when it was still freezing out, and everyone loved it!  This super easy taco dip will take you less than 10 minutes to put together but it has TONS of flavor, from sour cream and taco seasoning to fresh salsa and cheese, you can’t go wrong with this dip!

taco dip

First beat a packet of taco seasoning (or make your own with paprika, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper) with some sour cream and cream cheese.

sour cream, cream cheese, taco dip

Spread the sour cream mixture into a pan and top with fresh salsa (or you can be an over achiever and cut up your own vegetables but let’s be honest, I’m definitely too lazy for that).


Top the salsa with shredded cheese (I used a Mexican 4 cheese blend but any cheese you like will do) and shredded lettuce.

cheese and lettuce

Serve with tortilla chips.

Taco Dip



Taco Dip

Makes 1 – 13 x 9″ square baking dish


16 ounces sour cream

8 ounces cream cheese

1 packet (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning

16 ounces fresh salsa

2 cups shredded Mexican cheese

2 cups shredded lettuce

tortilla chips (for serving)

– Beat the sour cream, cream cheese, and taco seasoning until smoothed

– Spread the mixture into a 13 x 9 ” baking dish or cake pan

– Layer salsa on top of the sour cream mixture

– Sprinkle cheese on t0p of the salsa

– Top with the lettuce

– Serve with tortilla chips



Salmon Avocado BLTs

Salmon Avocado BLTs

One of my all time favorite summer meals is a BLT, you can’t really beat fresh tomatoes and bacon so when I saw a recipe for a Grilled Salmon BLT Club Sandwich with Avocado in the July/August issue of Food Network Magazine I knew I had to try it.  My roommate Alyssa actually made these when I was late getting home from work, they were delicious!  We didn’t make ours club sandwiches, they were plenty big enough without the extra layer of bread.


These sandwiches also have a delicious garlic lime mayo, to make it you combine mayo, garlic, lime zest and juice, and parsley.


Add some lettuce and tomato.

lettuce and tomato

And a hearty layer of bacon.


And salmon.


And avocado.


Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy!

salmon avocado blt

The salmon and the avocado really add something special to the sandwich, the creamy avocado off sets the salty crunch from the bacon and salmon makes the whole sandwich more substantial.

sablt in hand




Salmon Avocado BLTs  (adapted from Food Network Magazine)

Serves 6


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 clove garlic – grated

2 limes – juice and zest

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1 pound salmon filet

extra virgin olive oil

salt & pepper

12 slices bread – toasted

6 leaves lettuce

2 tomatoes -sliced

12 slices bacon

1 avocado – thinly sliced

– Mix together the mayo, garlic, 1 lime, and herbs, set aside

– Cook the bacon

– Season the salmon with the extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper, and remaining lime, cook on a grill pan or George Foreman grill until cooked through

– Spread mayo on 6 slices of toast

– Top with lettuce, tomato, avocado, salmon, and bacon

– Top with remaining slice of toast

Cut sandwiches in half and serve