Savor the Flavor with Our Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip Recipe

Get ready to take your snacking game to the next level with this delicious and easy-to-make creamy garlic salsa dip recipe. If you’re someone who loves hosting gatherings, then this recipe is perfect for you. Not only is it a crowd-pleaser, but it’s also quick and simple to whip up for those impromptu get-togethers.

This creamy garlic salsa dip recipe is a savory combination of chunky salsa, cream cheese, sour cream, and savory herbs that come together to create a flavorful and addictive dip. Whether you’re serving this as an appetizer or a side for your main course, this recipe will leave everyone at the party asking for more.

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation time, you can have this delicious dip ready in no time. The best part? It’s incredibly versatile! You can customize it to your taste by adding jalapenos or lime juice for an extra flair of flavor.

So why wait? Head over to your pantry now to gather all the necessary ingredients and let’s get started on making this creamy garlic salsa dip recipe! Whether you’re inviting guests over or just treating yourself on a cozy night in, this dip is guaranteed to be the star of the show.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip
Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip

Are you looking for a scrumptious snack that packs a punch of flavor in every bite? Look no further than this Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip Recipe! Trust me, you won’t be able to resist the savory herb garlic soup mix, zesty lime juice, and creamy goodness of this dip.

What sets this dip recipe apart from other standard chips and dip recipes is its combination of chunky salsa, cream cheese, sour cream and garlic. The contrast between the smooth, creamy base with the chunkiness of the salsa creates an unbeatable texture.

Plus, it’s incredibly versatile. Whether you’re serving up a big batch for game day or for a casual get-together with friends and family, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. And because it only takes a few simple ingredients to make this flavorful dip, it’s an affordable way to add some excitement to your next party spread.

Don’t forget, this recipe is also easy to customize or spice up to suit your personal taste preferences. So go ahead and make it as mild or as fiery hot as you like!

In summary, you’ll love this Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip Recipe because it’s an easy and delicious way to bring together all your favorite flavors into one tasty snack or appetizer. So stop what you’re doing now and hit those kitchen counters!

Ingredient List

 This dip is the perfect balance of creaminess and garlic flavor, it's a party hit.
This dip is the perfect balance of creaminess and garlic flavor, it’s a party hit.

Here is a detailed list of ingredients you need to make the Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip recipe:

  • 1 container (16 oz) of sour cream
  • 1 package (8 oz) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 envelope Lipton Savory Herb with Garlic Soup mix
  • 3–4 garlic cloves, finely chopped or turned into paste
  • 1 cup of chunky salsa (your choice of mild or hot)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Don’t worry if you can’t find Lipton Savory Herb with Garlic Soup mix; I have alternatives for it in the “Substitutions and Variations” section. If you are a fan of a stronger garlic flavor, you can use garlic powder instead of the soup mix.

The Recipe How-To

 Don't be shy with the amount of garlic, it adds the right amount of kick to the dip.
Don’t be shy with the amount of garlic, it adds the right amount of kick to the dip.

Now that we have all of the necessary ingredients for our Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip Recipe, let’s get cooking! This recipe is super easy and can be made in just a few minutes.

Step 1: Prep Work

First, take out your food processor or blender and finely chop your garlic cloves. You can also use a garlic press if you prefer. Next, gather your other ingredients and measure them out according to the ingredient list.

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic powder. Mix everything together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Next, add in the finely chopped garlic and chunky salsa. Mix everything together until it is evenly combined.

Step 3: Seasoning

Add in your favorite seasoning such as Savory Herb Garlic Soup Mix or simply sprinle some chopped herbs or hot sauce.

Finally, add the Lime juice, which gives a fresh tangy taste to dip.

TIP: If you like things spicy, feel free to add in some diced jalapeno pepper or hot sauce for an extra kick.

Step 4: Serve chilled

Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving. Chilling allows for flavors to meld because this dip tastes best when its cold.

Serve alongside tortilla chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables. You can even spread it on toasted bread or use it as a topping in tacos or nachos.

Congratulations! Your delicious Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip Recipe is ready to be enjoyed!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with this creamy, zesty dip.
Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with this creamy, zesty dip.

There are endless ways to mix things up with this creamy garlic salsa dip recipe. Here are some of my favorite substitutions and variations to explore:

– Cream Cheese: You can use Greek yogurt or avocado instead of cream cheese if you’re looking for a healthier or vegan-friendly option.

– Sour Cream: Try using plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream if you’re watching your calorie intake.

– Garlic: If you’re not a huge fan of garlic or you want a milder taste, reduce the amount of garlic cloves or powder in the recipe. On the other hand, add fresh garlic to increase the garlicky flavor.

– Chunky Salsa: You can use any type of salsa in place of chunky salsa. Go for hot, mild, or medium, depending on your preference. Also, experiment with homemade salsa, such as corn salsa or avocado salsa verde.

– Hot Sauce: Add a little kick by adding hot sauce to the mixture. You can also substitute jalapeño pepper or jalapeño mango salsa for a spicy twist.

– Soup Mix: Instead of savory herb garlic soup mix, try using garlic parmesan sauce mix or pizza mix to create new dips with unique flavors.

– Corn: Add some sweet corn kernels to the dip mixture for an extra layer of texture and flavor.

With these variations and substitutions, you can customize your creamy garlic salsa dip to fit any occasion and personal preference. Get creative with the ingredients and have fun exploring new flavors!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for game day or movie night, this dip will elevate your snacking game.
Perfect for game day or movie night, this dip will elevate your snacking game.

This creamy garlic salsa dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that is perfect for your next party or gathering. It is versatile and can be paired with a variety of foods, making it a great addition to any menu.

The dip pairs well with crunchy vegetables such as celery sticks, carrot sticks, and bell pepper strips. Additionally, it goes well with corn chips, pita bread, or tortilla chips. The combination of the savory flavor of the dip and the crunchiness of the vegetables or chips create an irresistible and satisfying texture.

If you are looking to elevate your serving options, consider topping it with shredded cheese, fresh herbs or chopped jalapeño peppers. For added brightness, squeeze some fresh lime juice on top before serving.

Another serving option for this creamy garlic salsa dip is to use it as a spread for sandwiches or as a condiment for burgers. It also adds depth to the flavor when used as a topping on baked potatoes or grilled steak.

For an interesting pairing option, you could try serving this creamy salsa dip alongside corn salsa or guacamole. The combination of flavors and textures will give your guests an exciting explosion of flavors in their mouth.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this creamy garlic salsa dip is sure to delight your guests with its creamy texture, garlicky taste, and chunky salsa goodness.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You don't have to be a chef to make this easy and delicious dip.
You don’t have to be a chef to make this easy and delicious dip.

One of the best things about this creamy garlic salsa dip recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, making party preparation a breeze. To make this dip ahead of time, follow the recipe instructions as normal, then transfer the dip to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When it’s time to reheat the dip, gently warm it in the microwave in 30-second intervals or place it in a small saucepan over low heat on the stove until heated through. Stir occasionally to make sure the dip heats evenly and doesn’t scorch on the bottom.

If you have any leftovers after your party (though we doubt you will!), you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. When reheating, remember to stir occasionally to ensure even heating.

Note that if you plan to make this dip ahead of time or store leftovers, hold off on adding any fresh herbs, such as cilantro or parsley, until just before serving. This ensures their flavor and texture remain fresh and vibrant.

Overall, this recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly convenient for your next party or gathering!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Garlic lovers, this one's for you! You won't be disappointed with this dip.
Garlic lovers, this one’s for you! You won’t be disappointed with this dip.

To ensure you get the best results with your Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip, it’s important to pay attention to a few key details. Here are some tips to help you achieve a perfectly creamy and flavorful dip:

Firstly, make sure that your cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients. Softening the cream cheese will make it easier to blend and prevent lumps from forming in the dip.

Additionally, use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder for a more pungent flavor. Finely chop or even crush the garlic cloves using a mortar and pestle instead of mincing them in a food processor to avoid releasing too much moisture.

It’s also recommended to strain any excess liquid from your chunky salsa before mixing it in with the dip ingredients. This prevents the dip from becoming too watery and ensures that it has just the right consistency.

Another tip is to not overdo it with seasoning. The Lipton Savory Herb Garlic Soup Mix already contains salt and other herbs, so adding additional salt might make the dip too salty. Taste as you go and adjust accordingly.

Finally, if you’re planning on serving this Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip for a party or gathering, consider doubling or tripling the recipe. This ensures that there will be plenty for everyone to enjoy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this creamy garlic salsa dip recipe is a must-try for any party or gathering. The perfect balance of chunky salsa and tangy cream cheese along with the savory herb garlic soup mix creates a delicious and flavorful dip that will leave your guests coming back for more. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be customized to your liking with substitutions and variations.

Whether you’re someone who loves spicy dips or prefers something milder, this recipe has got you covered. You can serve it with tortilla chips, pita bread, or even fresh vegetables for a healthier option. Additionally, the make-ahead instructions allow you to confidently prepare the dip in advance without sacrificing the taste.

So why not give this creamy garlic salsa dip recipe a try at your next party and impress your guests? Your taste buds will thank you later. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family so they too can experience this delicious treat.

Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip

Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip Recipe

From 100 Best Appetizers Cookbook which was given to me by my swap partner MaField in the Cookbook Swap 2008. This is a nice kick to the standard salsa dips. 2 hours chill time needed before serving. **Updated 10/2009** Due to Lipton not making their soup mix available in the stores any longer, I'm suggesting following rickaholic's hint of using Knorr's Herb & Garlic Soup Mix.
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 cups
Calories 39.9 kcal


  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope savory herb with garlic soup mix (by Knorr's or Lipton's)
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream (low fat worked fine)
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa (as hot as you like it!)


  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Chill fo a minimum of 2 hours before serving with your favorite dippers.

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Serving: 25gCalories: 39.9kcalCarbohydrates: 0.9gProtein: 0.5gFat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 2.3gCholesterol: 10.4mgSodium: 48.3mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.9g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Easy, For Large Groups
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