Many, many moons ago, I lived in a tiny apartment with my 2 small girls, in a small Kansas town. As happens when you have kids, you get to be friends with the other moms because…well, let’s face it, misery loves company; and who better to commiserate with a mom of 2 small kids than others in the same situation. So, while listening for the tell tell sounds of mischief and refereeing squabbles between toddlers, us moms discussed every possible topic, more often than not it involved food.
One of these moms was Deb and she introduced me to “yuck” dip. Yep, that’s what it is called; and very appropriately named because it looks, well, yucky. But don’t let the name or appearance fool you, this dip is super yummy and almost too easy.
Now I don’t use many “pre-made” products when I bake. My tag line is actually “No Boxes, No Mixes, No Tubs”. But when something that is tasty and easy, I can get behind using jarred salsa.
That’s right, your eyes do not decide you. This amazingly tasty dip is only 5 ingredients (most of which individually I won’t eat).
You will need:
1 jar of chunky salsa (if you prefer to make salsa from scratch, that is wonderful and you are my hero)
1 small can of chopped ripe olives
Lime juice (fresh or bottled doesn’t matter)
Garlic powder (I actually had to buy some because it is not something I will use in any other recipe)
And 5-6 scallions, chopped up.
That’s it. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir. You can adjust the heat with a hot salsa or even put chopped jalapeño if you want, but I am a real wimp when it comes to spice, so mild for me.
A bag if restaurant style corn chips and you are ready for the game (Go Pats).