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Under 30 Minutes

"Love" Dip with Tortilla Chips and Crudites

This simple blend of creamy and spicy is inspired by the original Love Dip, sold at the Texas supermarket chain Central Market.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 3/4 cups
"Love" Dip with Tortilla Chips and Crudites

Photography: Nicole Franzen


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions (from 3 or 4 scallions), plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 1/2 cup hot-pepper relish or salsa verde
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
  • Crudites, such as cucumber, carrots, and jicama, for serving


  1. Beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium-high until fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in salt and scallions. Fold in relish; garnish with scallions. Serve with chips and crudites.

Reviews (1)

  • irises 3 Feb, 2014

    This dip, unfortunately, is quite bland. I used the best possible hot pepper relish and even tried using salsa verde, both with equal results. I tried to liven it up with some hot sauce, which added some slight interest, though not enough to save it. The most telling commentary is my daughter took this dip to a party and most of it came back. I think I will stick to my caramelized onion dip and roasted tomato dip from Barefoot Contessa.

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