Taco dip is a great crowd pleaser and will be a big hit at any get together! It is easy to make with just a few spices, sour cream and some salsa. Quick to throw together and the flavor is amazing.
We all love tacos here in our house, and everything taco flavored. We make taco salad and even taco pasta in the Instant Pot.
As you can see, they are a household favorite! So when I told the family I was experimenting with making a dip, yeah they were a bit excited. Who can blame them?
I kept it quite simple and you will only be using a few spices here - chili powder, cumin, minced onion, garlic powder and salt. Tho we haven't tried it, you could even use some taco seasoning and I would only add about 3 teaspoons to start. We haven't tried it, but I am sure it would also be good!
Questions about making taco dip
Do I have to use extra chunky salsa?
Yes I highly recommend using a thick and chunky salsa. You don't want a watery salsa or your dip will be hard to thicken.
Should I pour the whey off the sour cream?
This is up to you here. We do not pour it off as whey is good for you, but it also will add a little bit of extra liquid to your dip. It won't make a huge difference tho.
It is a little too thin, is there a way to thicken it up?
If it turns out a little too thin, you can add just a little bit of cream cheese to it and stir well. Another option is to add just a little cornstarch and stir well. If using cornstarch, try it a half a teaspoon at a time. It can alter the flavor it too much is used.
I am in a hurry, do I have to let it stand in the fridge?
Haha, who is not in a hurry to eat taco dip? You don't have to let it stand, but it is recommended to do so for at least 15-30 minutes. The minced onion needs some time to absorb some of the excess liquid and add flavor.
Can I freeze the taco dip?
I am not a fan of freezing sour cream so we have not tried it. I cannot recommend it.
How long does this last?
In the fridge it will last at least 4 days. I have found it to last longer, but don't like to recommend people holding onto prepared dips longer then 4 days.
What do I serve with it?
We like to have taco dip with tortilla chips, but you can even serve it with a variety of vegetables too. It goes well with many things!
Easy Taco Dip
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup thick salsa see notes
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried minced onion
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- In a small bowl mix sour cream, salsa, cumin, chili powder, dried onion, garlic powder and salt together.
- Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.