Southwest Cobb Salad Dip

filed under: Food + Drink on May 7, 2015

This Cobb Dip is one of the best dips you will ever try, no matter the time of year! Fresh ingredients paired with a seasoned sour cream create a magical dip experience!

Southwest Cobb Dip

So it turns out that I am a big fan of dip. I pretty much like to eat dip at all time, for all occasions. It doesn’t need to be a holiday or special gathering or anything. 1:12pm on a Tuesday seems like a great time.

And I have been this way from the moment I stepped foot out of the shelter and security of my parents home.

Living on your own is not easy, but making dip is. It’s an easy way to feel rich while sitting on a hand-me-down couch and ignoring the stack of bills on top of empty pizza boxes listening to the AOL dial into the internets.

Dialed into the internet. I am old OK?

Cobb Dip Recipe

Ok! So this dip is a variation of one that I made when I first met my husband many, many many years ago.

I would buy a container of sour cream. Add a packet of taco mix. Then spread it on a plate. Add store-bought shredded cheese, one tomato cut up and a can of olives. It was cheap and good, but this recipe is just a little better.

Southwest Cobb Dip Recipe

Recipe adapted from here and from my youth.

The BEST Cobb Dip!

Tips for success:

You can mix the seasoning right in the sour cream container but just work slowly. If you don’t mind a dirty dish, transfer sour cream to a bigger bowl, add in a packet of seasoning and then spread on your serving platter.

I did not add cheese to this recipe, but you certainly can! Some crumbled Bleu Cheese or Roquefort would be lovely! (just a bit tangy for my tastes). I also like this recipe with a finely grated sharp cheddar.

To save time you can use rotisserie chicken, deli meat, or even left-over chicken from last night’s dinner.

Easy Cobb Dip Recipe

I used a handful of red and yellow plum tomatoes. You can also use one medium tomato chopped up, but do try to remove all the seeds.

I made a pound of bacon for this recipe, chopped it all up (except for a few pieces for my belly!) and served it next to the dish. People love this! (Who can make 4 pieces a bacon at a time. Not me!!)

Use a sturdy chip for this sturdy dip.

This recipe can easily be doubled and tripled.

You can add in whatever ingredients you prefer! Try refried beans for the bottom layer or black olives, jalapenos, bell peppers on top.

How to make Cobb Dip!

There is really not much that is easier than plopping some perfectly selected ingredients on top of a layer of seasoned sour cream and dipping salty chips into it.

It was easy 20 years ago and is just as easy today.

Cobb Salad Dip!

So do it already! You won’t be sorry. Well, you may be sorry you have not eaten this until now, but you won’t be sorry you made it. I mean, you may be sorry that you made it with friends and family around so you didn’t get to eat much, but you won’t be sorry when people are begging you for the recipe and demanding that you get your own show on Food Network.

It could happen.

If you like this Cobb Dip recipe then be sure to check out the SAVORY section of my blog! Lots more lip-smackin goodness!

Southwest Cobb Dip
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This Cobb Dip is one of the best dips you will ever try, no matter the time of year! Fresh ingredients paired with a seasoned sour cream create a magical dip experience!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southwest Cobb Dip
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Dips Fiesta Ranch
  • 1 c chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 c chopped chicken
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs finely chopped
  • 12 small plum cherry or Roma tomatoes, finely chopped (I used red and yellow)
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled or chopped
  • Chips
  1. Mix sour cream and seasoning (Fiesta Ranch Dip or Taco Seasoning) and spread on serving platter.
  2. Cover with lettuce, then add the egg, chicken, tomato, avocado and bacon.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.
  4. Serve immediately. (Avocados will brown so I do not recommend making this too far in advance)
An amazing dip that everyone will love! My GO-TO appetizer!

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  • Laura says:

    This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it!!!


    • Amanda says:

      Hope you like it Laura!

  • Erin@WellPlated says:

    Dips = survival, whether it’s your first year away from home (or 54th). Love this combo too!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Oooh, I love this! I’m obsessed with cobb salads but I’d much rather eat it on tortilla chips!

  • Kerry @ Kerry Cooks says:

    Genius! This looks sooo good!

  • Mary says:

    You are brilliant my friend. I don’t need an excuse for chips and dip and now I can call it SALAD!

  • Anne Foster says:

    Lol…… what a Wonderful twist on a friendly favorite … !!!
    My daughter and i will be making this great recipe this afternoon………( and eating it continually.. 🙂 while we rediscover the joy of just laughing, loving and learning……
    By the way I’m ‘ older’ too…. 🙂
    Thanks for a Great Recipe !!!
    Blessings…….. +++

  • Kip says:

    Sorry, you can’t call this “cobb” without Bleu cheese…

  • Rae nikolai says:

    why not use lemon on the avacado to stop the browing

    • Amanda says:

      Feel free to do that. 🙂

  • Judy Johnson says:

    Cobb Salad dip looks great. However there are so many ads and pages I find it impossible to print. I am sad.

  • Sandra ONeill says:

    I cant wait to make this for my daughter and I. It sounds delish. Wonderful way to enjoy a salad with chips, love it!

  • Helen Forrest says:

    I am most definitely going to make the Cobb dip !! It sounds great !!