This crowd-pleasing Mexican Sour Cream Dip Recipe, also known as Crema Mexicana, is perfect for last-minute guests. We already know that almost everybody is in love with dipping and nachos. They are the perfect appetizers, as they are easy to eat and simply delicious. So, as long as you are equipped with dozen of paper towels, you can easily spare 5 minutes to prepare this licking-finger good recipe. This is an easy recipe that you will surely love. With its ingredients available in your kitchen, making it will be much easier. Make sure to have a delicious dip on the table as you enjoy your chips. I assure you, it’s the perfect dip for chips! Try it out!
You only need sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, and a few spices. Moreover, if you don’t have at your disposal these exact ingredients, you can easily change them with similar ones. Try to remember that even if you don’t exactly respect the recipe, as long as your purpose is to serve delicious dip, you’re covered. However, if you intend to get a traditional Mexican sour cream dip, follow this recipe closely. But, no matter which outcome you’re here for, you’ll be ready for dipping in five minutes! Enjoy!
Everybody Just Loves the Sour Cream Dip
Do you need a quick appetizer that will be a crowd favorite? This is one of my best recipes for a last-minute appetizer, and it’s good for just about any occasion. Just set the table using a lot of paper towels, bring the chips, and everything’s ready!
I first made this sour cream dip on Christmas Eve when I needed something to take to a party. However, I was too frazzled to cook anything complicated. So, this recipe took shape, and now I use it for any special occasion. It’s funny how it quickly disappears at the party and how everybody compliments it! They just can’t believe how easy it is actually to make.
Moreover, I usually have all the ingredients to whip up a bowl of this dip at any given time. This was great for any situation with unexpected guests or kids saying, “Mom! I’m hungry!” (One of my kids says that approximately every 15 minutes).
You might also have all the ingredients for this easy Mexican dip in your kitchen right now. All you need is sour cream, salsa, a few spice cabinet staples, and shredded Mexican cheese. After checking that out, we are ready to prepare the dip.
Ingredients Needed for Crema Mexicana
Despite just requiring five ordinary ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard, this Mexican crema dip recipe is incredibly tasty. What you’ll need is as follows:
Sour cream: This dip’s base provides richness and a tasty flavor. You can replace all or some of the sour cream with Greek yogurt, but the dip will get hotter.
Parsley: It can improve the taste of tomato sauces, stews, and soups. Additionally, it is frequently used with other herbs in dishes with an Italian influence. Additionally, fresh parsley is fantastic in homemade marinades, salad dressings, and seafood dishes.
Dried dill: Fresh and aromatic, it smells like parsley, cannabis, & fennel. Compared to fresh dill, its anise taste is less overt. You can flavor salad dressings, egg dishes, and all types of fowl with dried dill. Garlic powder is a spice that is made from dehydrated garlic and is added to food to enhance flavor. So, garlic is dried and dehydrated to make garlic powder, which is used in industrial equipment or home appliances, depending on the volume of production. Garlic powder is a common component of the spice mix.
Onion powder: The most popular seasoning ingredient is ground onion. It is commonly used as seasoned salt and spice mixes.
Red Salsa: It is a kind of hot red sauce used in Mexican cooking. Red tomatoes, onion, garlic, chili, salt, and pepper are mashed together to taste
Shredded Mexican cheese: For this recipe, freshly grated cheese was utilized. Preservatives and anti-caking chemicals are often used to coat the bags of pre-shredded cheese at the supermarket.Print
Sour Cream Dip Recipe
This dip takes 2 minutes to stir together, which is perfect for last-minute guests!
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 16 ounces sour cream reduced fat is fine
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 2 teasponns dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup red salsa I like Herdez brand
- 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese
- tortilla chips for dipping
- Stir everything together except the chips.
- Dip the chips into this tasty concoction and enjoy!
You can substitute 1/2 packet of Ranch seasoning mix for the seasonings if you prefer, but this method is cheaper and skips the preservatives!
- Prep Time: 2
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
Preparing the Sour Cream Dip for Chips
All set? Great! Now just stir everything together, and serve it up with any kind of chip you’d like. This goes perfectly with potato or corn chips. Also, you can even dip fresh veggies in it if you are into that sort of thing. However, I prefer to consider potatoes and corn as my vegetables when I’m dipping. Plus, salsa has tomatoes, right?
Give this easy dip a try; I think it will become a fast favorite at your house.
Benefits of Sour Cream Dip
- It improves bone and teeth protection. This dairy product, which is high in calcium and phosphorus, supports healthy bones and teeth.
- It helps in preventing a lack of vitamin B12. Sour cream’s high vitamin B12 content is one of its most significant health advantages.
- It Can Keep Your Eyes Healthy.
How to Use Leftover Sour Cream Dip?
Sour cream is added to meals as a condiment or is blended with other ingredients to make a dipping sauce. They use it in baking to assist enhance moisture levels over and above using milk, or use it in soups and sauces to help thicken and make them creamy.
A Healthy Dip for Your Vegetable Platter – Make a fast dip with your leftover sour cream and a pouch of ranch or French onion dressing, and enjoy it with vegetables or chips. If you want to avoid using store-bought dressing mixes, make your own.
In a Soup – Sour cream is a wonderful garnish for creamy vegetable soups and also lessens the chili’s spice.
As a Sandwich Spread – Instead of mayo, use sour cream on sandwiches. Especially in rich meats like roast beef or pulled pork which enhance its tangy flavor.
In Your Scrambled Eggs – A teaspoon of sour cream can enhance the richness and quality of eggs, whether it is for breakfast or dinner. While the eggs are frying, pour them in, or add a spoonful of cream just before serving the eggs.
This dip is perfect with literally everything. Here are some serving suggestions.
- Tortilla chips
- Pita chips
- Raw veggies (carrot sticks, celery, or cucumber slices)
- Crusty bread or serve it in bread bowls.
- Scoop or Wrap in a sandwich!
How to Store Mexican Sour Cream?
- Put the sour cream dip into a durable, clean, moisture-resistant plastic storage container or a bag. For Expansion, leave a 1-inch space at the top of the container or bag
- Cover the container with a tight-fitting cover. Before securing the closure, press down on the plastic freezer bag to expel all of the air.
- Make a label with the dip’s expiration date on it and affix it to the container or bag.
- You can keep the sour cream dip at 0 degrees Fahrenheit for up to two months. Before serving, defrost the cream in the fridge and whisk to get back its creamy consistency.
Refrigerate the excess sour cream sauce in an airtight container. It will keep good for 2 or 3 days, approximately. The fresh dip tastes better the day after you make it. All the flavors really get a chance to meld and marry together.
|Calories||302 kcal||Carbohydrates||8 g|
|Protein||12 g||Fat||25 g|
|Saturated Fat||14 g||Polyunsaturated Fat||1g|
|Sugar||4 g||Vitamin A||1248IU|
|cholesterol||76 mg||Calcium||373 mg|
Finally, tell us what you think about this recipe. I already know how easy to make it can be for almost everybody, as I first recommended it to some friends. So, share your opinion on taste and flavors. What will you change about it, and how will you adapt it, in the future, for your family? Also, share your experience with it. How did your children react to it? Is it too spicy for your friends? Tell us everything in the comments section and ask your further question in the same place.
I’ll make sure to read all of your comments and respond to them as quickly as possible. Now, enough with the chitchat and happy dipping, you all!
Do you love dips as I do? Here are more dip recipes you won’t want to miss! Bean Dip Recipe, Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip, & Broccoli Cheese Dip.
This is a good base dip with ingredients I already had on hand. I l prefer more of a kick to my dip, and almost doubling the medium heat salsa I used didn’t seem to make a difference. So I added 2 heaping tsp of chipotle peppers en adobo, and that did the trick. Very tasty with a mild kick.
It is always best to follow our hearts when cooking food; that is, there is nothing wrong with adding ingredients as long as they taste delicious; the dish will turn out perfectly if you allow your heart and soul to guide you. Surely your loved ones or friends will enjoy your dishes if you trust the taste of our own. Continue to cook and be inspired by your culinary abilities.