Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summertime Dip- a Pinterest Recipe

I've seen this dip recipe every now and then on Pinterest. Each time I see the ingredient list, my mouth starts to water just a little bit and I start to crave...In honor of the 4th of July, I've decided to give in to temptation and finally test out this Summertime Dip. There's always a little risk with Pinterest recipes- sometimes the simplest ones turn out horrible, and you wonder how you could have been so deceived with so few ingredients. I assure you that that is not the case with this recipe.

Start off with some lovely jalapenos and a red bell pepper-

mmmm...spicy goodness

Dice those babies up nice and fine. Or don't. It's a personal preference sort of thing....

Once that's done, you'll want to toss your bits of peppers into a large bowl. Add a can of corn (drained) and 1/2 to 3/4 of a can of black olives, chopped. Mix it all up and get ready to get groovy: add 16 oz of softened, reduced fat cream cheese and 1 packet of ranch dressing mix. If you're unprepared and impatient like I am, you're going to get a great arm work out mixing in that cream cheese. I'd also like to go ahead and confess that I didn't follow the recipe exactly as I've seen on Pinterest- I used full fat cream cheese. Deal with it.

Serve with crackers, and get ready to swoon. Creamy, crunchy, spicy...I could eat the whole dish for supper. Yummy.

Summertime Dip

1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
2 Jalapenos, seeded to personal preference and diced
1 can of corn, drained
1/2 to 3/4 can of black olives, chopped
16 oz softened cream cheese
1 packet ranch dressing mix

-Combine all ingredients and serve with crackers, pita chips, or a spoon ;)


  1. you don't cook the corn first? wondering about adding alittle shred cheese on top & putting in oven until melted might make it alittle different too..

    1. Funny- I was just thinking last night about whether or not it would work to make this into a hot dip! Let me know if you give that a try, I'm curious but I don't think my waistband would appreciate me testing this out ;)

      Also, if you're using canned corn there's no need to heat it up. If you use fresh corn, I would probably cook it a bit, but not too much. You definitely want a little bit of pop from the corn.