Skinny Poolside Dip

It’s kind of ironic to be typing up a poolside dip recipe while its gray with a 60% chance of rain today. However, when I made this dish a few weekends ago, it was a perfectly nice and sunny summer day.

I made this to take to my mom’s house when she was having a bunch of people over. Even though it is a skinny dip, I didn’t want to make this to keep at home since I’d be the only one to eat it.

Skinny Poolside Dip
Barely Adapted From: Buns in my Oven
Servings: 8-10
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    • 1 brick reduced fat or fat free cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 1 packet ranch seasoning 
    • 1 jalapeno, minced
    • 1 red pepper, finely diced
    • 15 oz. canned corn, drained
    • 7 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained 
    • crackers, baby carrots, celery, etc. for dipping

1. In a large bowl combine the cream cheese and ranch seasoning. Stir until fully combined, then stir in red pepper, jalapeno, corn and black beans.
2. Serve immediately or allow to sit in the refrigerate until ready to serve. The longer this dip sits, the more water the vegetables will release, making it creamier.

This is SO good! I enjoyed quite a bit of this poolside, with some carrots and celery. The crackers I used were one of the healthier Special K varieties, trying to keep in tune with the “skinny” part of the dip.

You could just as easily make this with a full fat cream cheese but while sitting in a bathing suit, I like to at least pretend I eat healthy 100% of the time.

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  1. Yum! I have been wanting to make this, but like you I will need to take it somewhere to share!

  2. I've heard a lot about this skinny poolside dip!I think it is high time I make it, despite the dreariness outside. We should relabel it "skinny anytime you want to feel like you are at the pool dip". 🙂

  3. I like the re-name!

  4. Perfect excuse to have a party?

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