I Finally Made the 5-Ingredient TikTok Boat Dip

TikTok's cottage cheese, feta pasta, and watermelon recipes never disappoint. Boat Dip has joined the cottage cheese-free trend on my feed.

I'm no sailor, but this dip intrigued me. Most contain sour cream, taco spice, shredded cheese, canned Rotel, and cilantro. 

 Other variations include bacon—this one from cheeseboard whiz Samantha Bauchmann uses a whole pack to provide a smoky-salty kick—or fresh tomatoes and peppers instead of Rotel. I'd call that Yacht Dip.

My first excursion on Boat Dip's high seas was straightforward, but I made a few alterations. First, I used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream since I had it and it adds protein to the dip.

 Sour cream has 6 grams of protein per cup, whereas nonfat Greek yogurt has 25. While I can't detect a difference in flavor, Greek yogurt—especially full-fat and reduced-fat versions—has a creamier mouthfeel that gives this dip fantastic texture. 

If you enjoy spicy dips like me, swap your taco seasoning with an eclectic combination of spices from your rack. I used chili powder, cayenne pepper, chipotle powder and flakes, ancho chili powder, habanero powder, garlic-onion powder, salt, and pepper. 

You may add extra spicy ingredients like cumin or chili powder to our Taco Seasoning recipe to customize your own spice combination.

Here's the recipe as I made it: 1/2-cup plain whole-milk yogurt 2 tbsp taco seasoning 1 10-ounce can chopped tomatoes with green chilies (hot Rotel).

1-cup shredded cheese chopped cilantro Mix everything. Taste more taco seasoning.

This TikTok recipe wowed me. I made a filling dip that tasted like a seven-layer dip with little work. (Here's our go-to appetizer recipe.) The day I made the dip, I enjoyed a scoop with tortilla chips for lunch, but it was much better the next day when the flavors had chance to blend.

To customize, add fresh lime juice and zest, green onions, or chopped peppers. If you want bacon, cook and crumble half a pack to reduce sodium.

This shared software is perfect for summer parties or fall tailgates. Pair it with our Almost Chipotle's Guacamole and Loaded Black Bean Dip for a snack spread that will leave everyone too stuffed for supper. Boat Dip may improve your appetizer game without a captain's hat.

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