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Taco Salad Dip

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A variation of the well-known Seven Layer Dip, this Taco Salad Dip has no refried beans or meat and is a snap to put together. A mixture of cream cheese and sour cream seasoned with taco seasoning is the base for layers of traditional taco ingredients – salsa, onions, cheese, olives, avocado, tomato and lettuce. So easy, so colorful and flavorful!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning – see Note
  • 3/4 cup salsa (we like Pace brand)
  • 6 green onions, chopped (white, light green and some of the dark green portion)
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, or more to taste
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped lettuce
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning.
  2. Spread evenly in the bottom of an 8- or 9-inch pie plate or other shallow 4-cup dish.
  3. Spread salsa evenly over the top of cream cheese mixture.
  4. Top with remaining ingredients in this order: onions, cheese, olives, avocado, tomato, and lettuce.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.


Note on cream cheese mixture: It’s best to let the cream cheese-sour cream mixture sit for an hour or two before serving, to allow the flavors to blend. Don’t worry if you don’t have time though – it also tastes great when served immediately!

Note on Taco Seasoning: you can find my Taco Seasoning recipe here. Prepared Taco (or Mexican) Seasoning is also available in the spice or Mexican food aisle at most major grocery stores.

Gluten free: if using a purchasing Mexican or taco seasoning blend, make sure it’s gluten free.

  • Author: (From "Fresh Tastes" by Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Category: Easy appetizers, dips, vegetarian
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex