A totally unique salsa that's great with tortilla chips, and keeps for several days. This salsa tastes even better the second day!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together cheese, onions, avocado, tomato, cilantro, chile peppers, olives, dressing, and monosodium glutamate. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 2.7g 6% DV; carbohydrates 2.5g 1% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 8.4mg 3% DV; sodium 356.4mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was wonderful-definitely needs time in the fridge so the flavors can blend properly. It tasted even better the second day. I served this to some friends and now my friend's husband is constantly requesting this! Read More
(42)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I know I'm in the minority here but I really didn't care for this at all. I think I should have gone with my gut instinct because the ingredients just didn't seem to mesh well in my mind. Now I have a big bowl of this sitting in my fridge because I didn't want to bring it to the party I had made it for. Also it's not very pleasing to the eye. It's quite possible that I used a 1/2 cup of extra cheese as I was guesstimating (packed cups vs. unpacked cups). I guess that my advice is to look at the ingredients and decide if you think they will go together well on your tastebuds. Read More
(5)
134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was wonderful-definitely needs time in the fridge so the flavors can blend properly. It tasted even better the second day. I served this to some friends and now my friend's husband is constantly requesting this! Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
vey good - very filling. I used only half the italian dressing and used 2 (14 oz)cans of diced tomatoes and 2 avocadoes. Served at my husband's birthday party (made the salsa the night before) and received many compliments and requests for the recipe. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Delicious and not like any other salsa I've ever had. The secret is to let it set overnight. I tasted it right after I'd made it... Yuck! I thought I'd wasted my time and ingredients. I didn't throw it out though and the next day it was Wonderful!! My family always requests it now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
I took this salsa to a party & it was a total hit! I was disappointed that I didn't make a batch for myself to eat at home. I followed some suggestions & used 1/4-1/2 cup of dressing chopped garlic & a jalapeno. I also used ColbyJack cheese. This is a perfect summer salsa...very refreshing. I will be making this again & again. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2006
I gave it a four because it doesn't look so good. It tastes good though. I omitted the olives and MSG. I used diced jalapeño instead of green chile because I wanted it hotter. I'll use slightly less Italian dresing next time. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was a HIT! I wonder if others who made it may've missed the "Zesty Italian" salad dressing? I believe that it's intended to mean Good Seasons (packet mix) Zesty Italian... I used it and made with red vinegar. Also dropped the MSG too. Yum! Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
THIS is a keeper! I like this recipe better w/o the avocado but either way it's unbelieveable! I don't use the MSG however it is usually gone before it is put on the table so I don't see a need to! PS-the cilantro MAKES this recipe!! I usually put a little extra. MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE IF YOU LET MARINATE OVERNIGHT. I have tasted it right after making and wanted to throw it away. I didn't and decided to try it later on and the taste was amazing! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This definitely gets better the longer it sits. I would reccomend not getting an italian dressing that is really strong as it can overpower everything else. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
Every woman in the room requests this recipe when I take it somewhere! It is always a hit! It definitely makes a difference if you wait to serve it the next day. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I know I'm in the minority here but I really didn't care for this at all. I think I should have gone with my gut instinct because the ingredients just didn't seem to mesh well in my mind. Now I have a big bowl of this sitting in my fridge because I didn't want to bring it to the party I had made it for. Also it's not very pleasing to the eye. It's quite possible that I used a 1/2 cup of extra cheese as I was guesstimating (packed cups vs. unpacked cups). I guess that my advice is to look at the ingredients and decide if you think they will go together well on your tastebuds. Read More
(5)
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