Fiesta Salsas and Dips
Get your party started with our best Mexican and Southwestern salsa, cheese dip, bean dip, and guacamole recipes.
Make this spicy Mexican dip your go-to dip for tailgate parties. Just layer cream cheese, black bean dip and shredded cheese and top with your choice of onions, olives, and tomatoes.
- Recipe: Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip
Spice things up with Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip, a twist on creamy chicken enchiladas. You can make ahead and keep warm in a fondue pot or mini slow cooker the day of your party.
- Recipe: Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip
This zesty dip proves you can stay on your diet and still enjoy the party. Blend seven ingredients in a food processor (or blender), chill for one hour, and you’ve got a cool creamy party dip. Serve with zucchini and squash slices.
- Recipe: Fiesta Dip
This classic salsa gets a decidedly Southern spin by adding bacon and greens. We loved it over cream cheese (a great idea for leftovers). You can prepare the recipe up to a day ahead―just reheat before serving.
- Recipe: Bacon-and-Greens Salsa
This recipe contains all the essential guacamole ingredients -- Fresh avocado, lime juice, onions, chiles, garlic, tomatoes, and cilantro. Once you’ve made the classic version once or twice, mix and match ingredients to create your own delicious combination.
- Recipe: Guacamole
Southwest White Bean Spread uses a can of great Northern beans for its extra creamy texture. For a healthy option try this dip with seasoned baked pita chips, sliced cucumbers, and olives.
- Recipe: Southwest White Bean Spread
Turn your skillet into a Mexican comal, aka griddle, by slowly charring onions, garlic, and peppers in a dry skillet. We like to use this traditional dry char technique because it coaxes sweet, earthy flavors from the vegetables and gives them just a hint of smokiness.
Recipe: Cast-Iron Salsa