Guten Tag from Berlin! I just got in and have a lot of exploring and acclimating that I need to do, but before I run off, I wanted to share a quick and easy recipe for Skinny Poolside Dip.
If you’ve been on Pinterest, chances are you’ve seen, pinned and tried this recipe for yourself. It’s hugely popular and completely worth the hype. But in the off-chance that you haven’t, I took it upon myself to make the introduction. It’s easy, highly addicting, and best of all it’s fat-free and good for you. Now take the baton and try it for yourself.
You’ll need: 1 red pepper, 2 jalapeños, 1 stalk celery, 1 can southwestern-style corn, 1 2.25 oz can diced or sliced olives, 16 ounces softened fat-free cream cheese, and 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dip seasoning mix. Make sure you get the dip mix and not the dressing mix. Can’t stress that enough. There is a difference.
The only real work with this one is the opening of the cans and the preparing of the vegetables. Chop up the red pepper, celery, dice seeded jalapeños, and if you’re using sliced olives (the canned diced olives are a little too finely minced for me), chop those up a bit too.
Once that’s done, throw all ingredients into a bowl and mix, mix, mix. That’s it!
Serve with crackers, Triscuits (they make them in great-for-dipping triangle shape now), or veggie sticks.
Using the full recipe will make quite a lot of dip, perfect for pool parties or backyard barbecues. Halving the recipe will yield the bowl you see before you, plenty for munching. Now you know your options.
As I said earlier, this dip is addictive, refreshing, a huge crowd-pleaser and not at all bad for you. It’s stood the test of Pinterest time for me, so pin away if you haven’t already. Enjoy!
- 1 diced red pepper
- 2 diced jalapeños, unseeded
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 can southwestern-style corn
- 1 2.25 oz can diced or sliced olives
- 16 oz fat-free cream cheese, softened
- 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dip seasoning mix
- Mix ingredients together.
- Serve with crackers, wheat thins, triscuits, anything!
- This makes about 4 cups of dip, so think about halving the recipe if you don't need that much of it.