Creamy Salsa Dip (or Dressing)

Creamy Salsa Dip is light in calories, bursting with flavor, and easy to make with only FOUR simple ingredients -- salsa, Greek yogurt, taco seasoning, and fresh cilantro. And it's also delicious as Creamy Salsa Dressing!

Creamy Salsa Dip on chip with text overlay.


If you're a fan of lightened-up dips, you might also enjoy Greek Yogurt Dip, Healthy Black Bean Dip, and Jalapeño Hummus!

Cinco de Mayo is upon us and summer vacation is almost here. And if those don't sound like two perfect reasons to share this Creamy Salsa Dip recipe today, I don't know what would be!

Living in Texas, my family will be enjoying a spread of Tex-Mex fare and margaritas tonight for our annual at-home dinner fiesta. And then, before we know, summer will have arrived and our regular dinner menu will have flown out the least for a bit.

Ice cream for breakfast? Sure! Pasta salad for lunch? Yum! An assortment of appetizers and dips for dinner? Why not! So I have a feeling this Creamy Salsa dip will be making an appearance at our house from May right on through August... 😉

Creamy Salsa Dip with a tortilla chip and sprig of cilantro.


Would you believe you only need FOUR ingredients to make Creamy Salsa Dip?!

Aerial view of labeled ingredients to make Creamy Salsa Dip or Creamy Salsa Dressing.
  1. Salsa. You can use homemade salsa or your favorite jarred or refrigerated variety. Keep in mind that the heat level of your salsa -- mild, medium, or hot -- is going to contribute to the spiciness of your final dip.
  2. Greek yogurt. I always keep Greek yogurt in the fridge and decided to use it in this recipe in lieu of sour cream for a healthier twist with extra protein -- you know, since this was a recipe conceived as a potential dinner and all. 😉 But this dip would be equally yummy made with sour cream if that's your preference (or what you already have on hand). Or you could even use half Greek yogurt and half sour cream.
  3. Taco seasoning. Adds an extra zippy kick, balancing out the neutral flavor of the Greek yogurt. You can add more or less, but keep in mind that the flavor is going to intensify after the dip has had time to chill in the fridge for a bit. And again, use homemade taco seasoning if you've already got some whipped up!
  4. Cilantro. I'm on the obsessed-with-cilantro end of the spectrum, so as far as I'm concerned, the more, the better! However, if you're not so enamored with cilantro, feel free to reduce it or leave it out altogether.

Served with chips, this Creamy Salsa Dip is super yummy and addictive.

And served with raw veggies, you don't even have to feel guilty about it!

Aerial view of bowl of Creamy Salsa Dip.

A Dip that Doubles as a Dressing!

Speaking of veggies, in the opposite way that my Avocado Dressing can be used as a dip (helloooo, taquitos!), this Creamy Salsa Dip can also be enjoyed as Creamy Salsa Dressing!

As a healthy salad topping, its consistency lends itself to drizzling over simple lettuce or taco salad, or you could even stir it into a Mexican-inspired pasta salad!

It's even delicious drizzled over your favorite nachos or tacos!

How to Make Creamy Salsa Dip

(The below photos are intended to be helpful, but please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for FULL DIRECTIONS.)

It's super quick and easy to whiz together this Creamy Salsa Dip in the blender or food processor. To be honest, it basically makes itself. 🙂

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender pitcher or food processor bowl.
Ingredients in food processor to make Creamy Salsa Dressing or Creamy Salsa Dip.
  1. Blend or process until smooth and creamy.
Freshly made Creamy Salsa Dip or Creamy Salsa Dressing in food processor.
  1. Now this step is important: pop your dip in the fridge to allow the flavors to blend/intensify and the consistency to thicken.
  1. And then…get ready to dig in!
Bowl of Creamy Salsa Dip surrounded by tortilla chips for dipping.

Ways to Enjoy It

Creamy Salsa Dressing would be delicious over a salad, to accompany a regular weeknight dinner or your favorite Tex-Mex fare, from tacos to enchiladas.

Creamy Salsa Dip would be great at a barbecue, as a poolside snack, for tailgating, or at year-round parties and get-togethers.

And since it's relatively light and healthy, rumor has it that you can even enjoy it as part of a balanced dinner. 😉

Creamy Salsa Dip garnished with fresh cilantro.

Enjoy, y'all, and happy almost-summer!

More Tex-Mex Dips

Creamy Salsa Dip close-up on a tortilla chip.

Creamy Salsa Dip (or Dressing)

Creamy Salsa Dip is light in calories, bursting with flavor, and easy to make with only FOUR simple ingredients -- salsa, Greek yogurt, taco seasoning, and fresh cilantro. And it's even delicious as Creamy Salsa Dressing!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings (makes 2 cups total)
Calories: 18kcal
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  • 1 cup salsa, mild, medium, or hot
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt, OR sour cream
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • Tortilla chips and/or raw veggies, for serving


  • Measure salsa, Greek yogurt, taco seasoning, and cilantro into a blender or food processor. Blend/process on high until smooth, creamy, and well-combined. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least four hours to allow the flavors to blend and the dip to slightly thicken.
  • Serve as a dip with tortilla chips and/or raw veggies, a dressing over salads, or drizzle over Mexican entrees such as quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas, nachos, etc.



  • Recipe can be easily doubled.
  • Creamy Salsa Dip will slightly thicken after several hours of chilling, but it is not intended to be an overly thick dip.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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Originally published June 5, 2017, and updated on September 24, 2020, and May 5, 2023.

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  1. 5 stars
    This salsa dip has great flavor. The creamy texture is a nice change from regular salsa and everyone thought it was really tasty!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking for ways to have healthier snack options where salt and fat ingredients are low. This recipe has been one of my go to’s for game nights, taco bowls, etc. Thank you so much!

    1. Sorry for any confusion, Randi. I just updated the recipe. Now the nutrition info is calculated for one serving, with a 2-cup batch of this dip yielding 10 servings. Hope that helps!

  3. 5 stars
    This is a great dip for impromptu gatherings or just to have on hand for a case of the late night munchies.