July 21, 2015

Southwestern Dip

This is a great recipe that a friend e-mailed me several years ago.  I have made it for lunch and dinner parties at my house many, many times.

This past Sunday I had my mother and dad for lunch.  My hubby grilled out burgers, and I had fresh sweet corn, country-style potatoes, fresh sliced tomatoes, fresh sliced green peppers, and for a little starter, I made this tasty dip.

It is easy to make.  Just kind of throw everything together and stir.

It has actually been awhile since I made it.  My niece, who is 11 now,  and was just a little girl then, would sit at a chair at the kitchen table, pull the chip and dip bowl over towards her and eat until her heart was content and her belly full!!  She loved it!!

We all enjoyed it Sunday, and I am glad I remembered it.  I have so many recipes and always like trying something new, but sometimes, the tried and true is the best.

I highly recommend you try this easy and delicious recipe.  It makes a lot; so, it works well for a large group.  If you have a small group like we did on Sunday, you will have a lot left over, or you can always cut the recipe in half.

It didn't have a name for the recipe in the e-mail, which I have kept in my recipe binder, so I named it Southwestern Dip.

Southwestern Dip

(2) Philadelphia Cream Cheese - room temperature
3/4 cup of mayonnaise  (I used Lite)
3/4 cup salsa, medium (I used mild - I don't like anything very spicy)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 red pepper, diced
3 diced green onions (I left these out, as I don't like raw onions either)
5-6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained

Beat the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy then stir in mayonnaise and salsa.  Mix in the chili powder, diced onions and red pepper with the cream cheese mixture.  Add the garlic, using a garlic press.  (I used minced garlic from a jar).  Add the black beans and corn and mix everything together.  Chill and serve with tortilla chips.

Serve to family and friends!!

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