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Friday, 05 July 2013 22:19

Helen's Amazing Layered Dip - gluten free, grain free, nut free

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My Mother-In-Law, a master hostess, makes this dip when she entertains large groups. It totally saved my 4th of July celebration.

  • Ingredients:

    12oz cream cheese, softened (1 1/2 blocks of cream cheese)

    2 cups sour cream

    1 16oz bottle of salsa (or 2 cups of salsa)

    2 cups shredded cheese

    1 tomato, diced

    1/2 sweet bell pepper, diced

    1/4 sweet onion, diced or

    3-4 green onions, sliced thinly

  • Instructions:


    1. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream until completely combined and free of lumps.
    2. Spread cream cheese mixture in the bottom of a large, shallow decorative dish (or large shallow plastic container, like I did).
    3. Evenly pour salsa over cream cheese mixture.
    4. Evenly top salsa layer with shredded cheese.
    5. Sprinkle chopped vegetables on top of cheese.
    6. Serve with gluten free tortilla chips or crackers.
    7. Bask in the glory of your successful dip.
  • Serves: about 10
  • Cuisine: Central/South American - Mexican
  • Cooking method: Not cooked
  • Special ingredients: no dried fruits, no fresh / raw fruits that don't get cooked by the end of the recipe, no fermented / pickled foods, no seeds, no beans / legumes / pulses, no dried / ground spices, no meat / poultry, no alcohol, no grains
  • Just right for...: Great for kids, Crowds/parties, Comfort food, Quick & easy, Picnics, Summer favorites
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, nut-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 0-15 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 15 minutes or less
  • Substitution ideas: Like all packaged foods, check the ingredients on your salsa to make sure it's safe for your diet.
  • Specialty Diets: Vegetarian
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