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"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

Photography: Nicole Franzen

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2014


  • 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.

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