With the holiday long weekends in full swing (last weekend for us Canadians, this weekend for our American buddies) and summer almost upon us, it’s time to party! I don’t spend a ton of time in the kitchen during that very short spell that we in Nova Scotia call summer…it’s way too nice (and brief) to be stuck inside. It’s all about grilling, salads and quick fresh meals.
The layered nacho dip is another one of the old get-together standbys that if you eat Mexican food on a regular basis at all, you probably have the ingredients you need already in the fridge. Everyone has their own version of this recipe (I have about a dozen myself). Some are hot, some are cold, some have beef or chicken, some are vegetarian. After winning a cooler full of Wholly Guacamole products last month I have become a believer…. you actually can buy edible guacamole in the grocery store after all! Thank you Wholly for making a product out of real ingredients that tastes great!
My Wholly Delicious! Nacho Dip
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened (light or regular)
1/2 cup sour cream (fat free, light or regular)
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 pkg Wholly Guacamole Classic Dip
1 – 2 cups your favorite salsa (Wholly also makes some kick-ass Salsa, but that’s not available locally to me yet)
2 cups shredded old cheddar cheese (or Monterey Jack, or really, whatever you love on nachos)
Green Bell Pepper
Roasted Red Peppers
In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sour cream, chili powder and pepper. Spread over the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Spread the entire package of Wholly Guacamole over the cream cheese layer. Cover the guacamole with salsa (cover it all, this will keep it from turning brown. Top with the shredded cheese and then with whatever toppings you desire. I like to make it a few hours in advance and let it chill in the fridge, but lets face it… it’s good whenever. Serve with a big basket of your favorite tortilla chips.
Do you have a really fun, maybe different version of this classic? Share it with me! I think a layer of BBQ pulled pork might be insanely good!