This famous Texas dip called the love dip is the perfect addition to bring to your next get
together. Don’t be surprised when this will be your next favorite party food.
If you’re not lucky enough to be from Texas and have an HEB or Central Market near you, then I’m sorry. Both of these are wonderful grocery stores, especially Central Market. I’m there at least once a week.
It’s not your typical grocery store. They have foods from all over the world. I just love going and looking at all the different stuff they have that you wouldn’t find in your usual grocery store.
One part of the grocery store has house made meals, sides, dips, and all sorts of stuff. So it’s easy to just go pick up some home made food when you don’t feel like or don’t have the time to do it yourself.
One of those ready made dips is the love dip. Most people that have been to either of these stores know what love dip is. It’s a thick creamy a little spice tasty dip. It’s for sure a crowd pleaser whenever this dip pops up.
So I had to learn how to perfect this recipe. I’ve seen a few recipes online claiming to be replica, but not even close in my opinion. So after a lot of taste testing the original to my own recipe, I think I got it right.
Something I can’t stress enough is get as much water out of your tomatoes as you can. Which means get all the seeds out and squeeze your tomatoes with paper towels to get out all the juice. I made the mistake of not getting all the water out and my dip wasn’t as thick as the original.
Now just all your ingredients to a food processor and blend, blend, blend. You want all your ingredients finely chopped.
It’s best to store your dip in the refrigerator for a bit. Helps it thicken up. I like to serve with either toasted baguette bread or some Cajun chips.
So for your next party whipped up some of this dip and see how people react. You will more than likely be asked for the recipe or to bring that again.
- 12 oz whipped cream cheese
- 1 1/4 cup diced fresh tomatoes no seeds
- 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1/4 tsp dried tarragon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- Chop up tomatoes and get rid of all the seeds and squeeze out all the extra juice with paper towel
- Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend well
- Refrigerate for an hour or 2 before serving