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Are you looking for a speedy dip for tortilla chips? Try this cool crowd-pleaser from Judy Barry of West Milford, New Jersey. She jazzes up cream cheese with salsa, then tops it off with chopped veggies and cheese.
MAKES:
14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa, divided
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1 cup of salsa until combined. Spread onto a 12-in. serving plate. Sprinkle with green pepper, onion and tomato. Top with the remaining salsa; sprinkle with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Originally published as Salsa Cheese Dip in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p9

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 117 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa, divided
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Tortilla chips
  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1 cup of salsa until combined. Spread onto a 12-in. serving plate. Sprinkle with green pepper, onion and tomato. Top with the remaining salsa; sprinkle with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Originally published as Salsa Cheese Dip in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p9

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