Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip

4.30 from 10 votes
15 minutes
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Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip is super easy, super tasty and will be the hit of your party!  It has a touch of elegance and totally elevates chips and salsa to a whole new level!

Photo of Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip garnished with shrimp, green onions and chips.

With everything going on this time of year, it’s easy to forget a few things…

Like… the office Christmas party, the church potluck, the neighborhood social!  Then, it suddenly dawns on you and you realize you have to bring something!

I’ve been there!  This Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip is the perfect answer for what to bring to everything!

Everyone loves chips and salsa!  Chips and salsa for a quick snack or appetizer are something we always have on hand at our house.  However, taking a bag of chips and a jar of salsa to a get-together is just a major DON’T.  Can you spell “lack of effort” any other way?

This Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip has a touch of elegance and totally elevates chips and salsa to a whole new level and it’s super, super easy!

How to make Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip:

  • Combine 8 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 to 1 cup plain yogurt, scallions, garlic and salsa in a food processor.  (If the salsa you’re using is on the thinner side, start with 1/2 cup yogurt.)
  • Stir in cooked shrimp.
  • Add salt to taste if necessary.
Photo of Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip being stirred with white spoon.
  • Garnish with some cooked shrimp and thinly sliced green onions.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.
  • And yeah, that’s pretty much it for this Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip!
Photo of Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip with chips in white tray.

What type of shrimp to use:

We had a two-pound bag of 50-60 count shrimp in the freezer for way too long.  My husband purchased it for gumbo that he never got to.  50-60 somewhat tiny shrimp were in this bag that needed to be peeled AND deveined.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m really trying to focus on not wasting food so I went at it.  It took me about an hour!  Or, one minute per shrimp.

I’m ridiculously picky when it comes to shrimp.  I prefer wild-caught and don’t get a vein anywhere near me!

For this dip, you don’t need to endure such punishment!  Use peeled and deveined wild shrimp.

Photo of Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip with chips on blue background.

That’s it!  An easy, elevated, party-worthy Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip!

Photo of Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip in teal bowl garnished with shrimp and green onions with chips in the background.

Be sure to try my other party-in-your-mouth Southwestern-inspired appetizers!

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Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip

4.30 from 10 votes

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By: Carol | From A Chef’s Kitchen
Creamy Shrimp Salsa Dip is super easy, super tasty and will be the hit of your party! It has a touch of elegance and totally elevates chips and salsa to a whole new level!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine Southwestern / Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 jar (16-ounce) salsa
  • 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese - regular or reduced fat
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt - whole, low-fat or fat-free
  • 1 bunch scallions - white and light green part only, chopped, plus tops for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 8-10 ounces shrimp - peeled, deveined and cooked, tail removed, chopped if necessary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt - or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine salsa, cream cheese, yogurt, scallions and garlic in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Stir in shrimp.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

If the salsa you’re using is thick, you may need to add a little more yogurt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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