I dip, you dip, we dip

This is not just a flashback to one of your favorite 90s songs.  If you’re like me, you’re always looking for something delicious to bring to a friends house that will stand out among the sea of hummus and pita.  Here are a few easy and tasty dips for your next get together.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa:

Black bean corn salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Chopped scallions (1 bunch)
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • ½ cup-1 cup Light Italian dressing (I like Newman’s Own light Italian)

Preparation:

Drain and wash the black beans and corn and add to a large bowl.  Chop the cilantro and scallions and add to the corn/bean mixture.  Next add the dressing and combine.  Gently fold the chopped avocado into the mixture and refrigerate.  Once it has a chance to sit and the flavors incorporate, you might need to add a little extra dressing.  Enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips.

Edamame Dip (Gluten Free)

Edamame Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans), thawed
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)
  • 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, drained/rinsed

 

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.  Serve with your choice of veggies, crackers, or pita chips.

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