Delicious Recipe Of Mexican Dips

Parties and get-togethers demand taste and at times variety in snacks. Nothing beats fried goodies, vegetable crudités and chips teamed with interesting dips. Don’t raise your eyebrow yet, you do not have to visit expensive shops to get hold of tasty dips, you can make them right in your own kitchen. Here are a few easy to make recipes of Mexican dips which will surely earn you a lot of praise and smiles.

Mexican Dips

Mexican dips include a lot of fresh vegetables and exotic herbs. From tomatoes to avocadoes, Mexican dips can be made very easily if you have these basic vegetables in your kitchen. Also, Mexican dips have very strong flavors as they use very strong flavored ingredients in the recipes. Garlic, onions and cilantro are one of them. The chili or the pepper plays a very important part in almost all the dips. From jalapenos to ghost chilies to paprika to a lot others, the peppers contribute a lot to the hot and spicy taste in some dips.

Mexican Salsa

Difficulty level – Easy
Servings per recipe – 6-8 people
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Time required for cooking – 30-35 minutes

The Mexican salsa is one of the famous and easiest to make dips. It tastes absolutely heavenly and the sweet and tangy flavor of the tomatoes goes beautifully well with spicy chicken enchiladas or salty nachos.

Mexican Salsa

Ingredients

600 grams of fresh tomatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ cup of fresh chopped cilantro
1 Jalapeno or red pepper, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons of lime juice
Salt and Pepper as per taste

Procedure

1. Cut the tomatoes into half and arrange them on a baking sheet. Roast the tomatoes for around twenty minutes in an oven at 450 degrees. They should turn light brown. Cool the roasted tomatoes for thirty minutes.

2. In a blender, mix in the roasted tomatoes, jalapeno/red pepper, cilantro, lime juice and salt as per taste. Blend until you get a smooth mixture.

3. Your delicious salsa is ready. This recipe can be stored for two days if kept in an air-tight container, refrigerated.

Before serving the salsa, sprinkle a pinch of black pepper and drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil for an added zing. Serve with chips, nachos or fried chicken.

Easy To Make Guacamole

Difficulty level – Easy
Servings per recipe – 4-5 people
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Time required for cooking – 30-35 minutes

Guacamole is undoubtedly the most famous and common Mexican dip. Almost every Mexican restaurant serves this and a Mexican party or dinner is incomplete without it. Although, the taste is simply mellifluous, it is quite easy to make. Here is a really simple recipe of this famous dip.

Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients

2 Avocados
½ medium or 1 small onion chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed and chopped finely
1 small ripe tomato, diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
Red pepper flakes
Salt as per taste
A pinch of pepper

Procedure

1. Peel and mash the avocados in a mixing bowl. Now add the onions, tomato, lime juice, garlic, pepper flakes in the mashed avocado and mix well. Add in salt as per your taste. Chill for 20-25 minutes. Your guacamole is ready to serve.

2. Though this recipe of the dip aims for a chunky mixture, you can surely blend all the ingredients together to get a smoother dip. Some people enjoy the taste of the ingredients bursting in their mouth separately. The choice is completely yours.  Just sprinkle some black pepper powder and some lime juice before serving and you are good to go! The best thing to do with guacamole is to serve it fresh. You can store it for a day or two but consuming it fresh is the best option.

Fiesta Dip

Difficulty level – Moderate
Servings per recipe – 4-5 people
Preparation time – 15 – 20 minutes
Time required for cooking – 1 hour 20 minutes (including chilling time)

This is a cheesy yet spicy Mexican dip. This dip combines two basic flavors ofMexico– cheese and chili. Though it sounds a bit time-consuming, this dip is actually very easy to make.

Fiesta Dip

Ingredients

1 packet cream cheese softened in room temperature
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup non fat yoghurt
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons lime juice
½ teaspoon hot sauce orTabascosauce
1 medium red bell pepper chopped finely
3 teaspoon spring onions chopped finely
Red pepper flake
Salt as per taste

Procedure

1. In a food processor mix in the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise and yoghurt. In this mixture, add in the chopped cilantro, red bell pepper, spring onions, lime juice, hot sauce, red pepper flakes and salt. Mix with light hand in order to just blend in the flavors delicately.

2. Chill this for an hour and your dip is ready. Since this dip is a bit heavy on calories, you can team it with vegetables crudités. Choose from cucumber, carrots, beetroot or any other vegetable of your choice. This goes very well with baked snacks too. The creamy texture of this dip makes it simply irresistible. This dip should be consumed fresh, as it turns sour if stored for long.

Spinach Con Queso

Difficulty level – Moderate
Servings per recipe – 4-5 people
Preparation time – 15 – 20 minutes
Time required for cooking – 20 minutes

As the name suggests, this dip is roughly translated as ‘spinach with cheese’. A rich and creamy dip, the Spinach con Queso can take a bit of your patience while cooking but the end result will simply bestow a great experience to your taste buds.

Spinach Con Queso

Ingredients

1 packet frozen spinach
500 grams processed cheese, cubed into small pieces
2-3 Jalapeno peppers chopped finely
1 small onion chopped finely
½ cup milk
1 jar diced pimiento chili (You can find this in any good supermarket)
1 medium tomato chopped
Salt and pepper as per taste

Procedure

1. First and foremost, thaw the spinach and chop the leaves if not chopped already. Dry them in clean towels till all the water is drained out.

2. Take a double boiler. A double boiler is very simple thing. Take a heavy bottomed pan and fill it with tap water. Bring this tap water to boil and place your mixing or cooking bowl on this boiling water. Your double boiler is ready. It is often used to cook ingredients which cannot be cooked in direct heat or have to be cooked slowly.

3. In the double boiler, melt the cheese. Stir in the milk, onion, jalapeno peppers and pimiento while stirring continuously.

4. You may reduce the heat into low, in order to prevent the cheese from burning. In the molten cheese mixture, add the spinach and tomato.

5. Remove from the boiling water and sprinkle salt and pepper as per taste. Your dip is ready to serve.

This dip is ideally served warm. Hence it’s best to make it an hour before serving. The unique flavors in this dip will tingle your taste buds for more.

With these easy to make dips you can surely become the best host in the town. Serve these exotic dips with snacks and your guests will keep asking for more. The hottest new Mexican joint is your own home. Invite the guests today and enthrall them with these melt in the mouth dips!