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Taco Dip for National Taco Day

Skinny Taco Dip RecipeToday is National Taco Day! Because of this delightful holiday we’ve decided to share a delicious recipe from Skinny Kitchen‘s very own Nancy Fox. 

This is a scrumptious, skinny taco dip. It makes a quick and easy appetizer or party addition that everyone is sure to love! Each three-tablespoon serving has only 74 calories, 3 grams of fat and Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Perfect for a potluck or your next gathering.

Prep Time: 15 minutes


1 cup The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing (3 ingredients) or store bought light ranch dressing

1 cup jarred salsa, I like Pace Chunky Salsa (medium)

1 (8 oz) container fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon taco seasoning, I like Lawry’s (for gluten-free, use McCormick’s)

2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded

1 cup tomatoes, diced and drained

¾ cup reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese, shredded

¼ cup (1 oz) reduced-fat tortilla chips, crumbled for topping (for gluten-free use Guiltless Gourmet yellow tortilla chips)


1. In a large bowl, combine the ranch dressing, salsa, yogurt and taco seasoning. Mix well. Spread on the bottom of a large, shallow dish or pie plate. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and shredded cheese. Sprinkle the crumbled tortilla chips all over top. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Note: You can make the dip in advance, without the toppings and refrigerate for several days. Add toppings before serving.

2. Serve with baked tortilla chips, carrot and celery sticks, cucumber slices or red bell pepper slices on the side, if desired.

Makes 12 servings, 3 tablespoons each. Entire recipe makes ~2½ cups total.

Serving Tip

This dip makes an amazing, low calorie, low-fat salad dressing. Make the dip and leave off the toppings. Serve on any mixed green salad or Mexican style salad. It’s even yummy drizzled over tacos and burritos. 

Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (3 tablespoons)
74 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat. fat, 8mg chol, 5g prot, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 413mg sod, 3g sugar

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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Tuesday 4th of October 2016

Happy Taco Day! Thanks so much for sharing my skinny taco recipe. Have fun! My best, Nancy

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