The past few months have been an absolute whirlwind of events for me, and there are still many more to come! So many people I love are getting married and having babies, so you can bet I've been attending non-stop showers. This past weekend my mom and I hosted a bridal shower for my soon-to-be-sister-in-law, who we just adore. We tried to keep things simple and purchased a lot of pre-made foods, but I just had to make one of my favorite party foods for everyone.
You've probably seen the recipe for "skinny poolside dip" floating around pinterest (pun intended.) I think I pinned that one about ten billion times before I finally gave it a try. I have to disagree with the "skinny" part of the title... it's basically a ball of cream cheese. Sure, it has lots of vegetables mixed in, but eating that much cream cheese is not going to make you skinny. I also don't have a pool, nor have I ever eaten this dip by a pool. So I'm going to drop the "poolside" from the title. I like to call this "Skinny dip." So that's what I'll call it.
Here, my friends, is how i make "Skinny Dip."
1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 can sliced olives
1 can corn, drained and rinsed
2 packages reduced fat cream cheese (16 oz)
1 tbs Ranch Seasoning
Let the cream cheese come to room temperature while you prepare the vegetables.
Combine the vegetables, cream cheese and ranch seasoning a large bowl.
Mix and mix and mix until everything is very well blended.
Serve, and enjoy!
A few tips:
- I always serve this dip with wheat thins, but pita chips are good too! It's a dense dip, so it's hard to eat with breakable crackers.
- Taste the dip before serving (I mean, it's hard not to once you see all the pretty colors combined.) I go really light on the ranch seasoning because I think it can get too salty too fast, but you might like a bit more pizazz!
- Don't serve it in the bowl you mixed it in. It looks a LOT prettier if you just dump it into a fresh bowl. It creates more dishes, but it's worth it in my opinion.