Potluck perfect – low fat taco dip!

My coworkers got together for yet another potluck last week, and instead of bringing my usual — dessert! — I decided to bring an appetizer.  I have so many appetizers pinned that I haven’t gotten to try out yet, but decided to find an easy, low fat recipe from one of my favorite low fat bloggers – Skinny Taste. It came out great – but would’ve been better had I not made it the day before. Whoops! So I warn you – do not prepare a day ahead of time.

Just in time for tailgate season – or football watching – I bring you low fat taco dip!

I added black beans to mine – you could always add seasoned cooked ground turkey or beef, or even some jalapenos to give it more of a kick. Enjoy!

low fat taco dip appetizer

Low Fat Taco Dip (borrowed from Skinny Taste)

Here’s what you need:

  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa (I used half a jar of mild and half a jar of hot salsa for a little kick)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz black olives

Here’s what you do:

  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning. Mix well with an electric mixer.
  2. Spread mixture on the bottom of a large shallow dish.
  3. Top mixture with can of black beans, drained.
  4. Top beans with a layer of shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, then shredded cheese and black olives.
  5. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

NOTE: I don’t recommend making  a day ahead of time. I did that once and it seemed to get a little watery/liquidy as opposed to making it fresh.

Looking for some other appetizers? Might I also suggest:

5 Ingredient Garlicky White Bean Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip (with OR without a crock pot)

bacon blue cheese guacamole (trust me on this one)

light spinach artichoke dip

light spinach artichoke dip