When I get invited to a party and am asked to bring something, 9 times out of 10 I am requested to make my Jalapeno Cheeseball. However, I was getting bored of making the same thing over and over again, so I decided to try something new for a gathering I attended this past weekend. And so, I introduce to you … Skinny Poolside Dip!
I have no idea where the name for this recipe came from, since we didn’t eat it poolside and it’s not a dip you would only eat in the summer … but I’ll stick with the name since I don’t have a better one for it. Hmmmmm, maybe Creamy Ranchy Corn Dip or Ranch Jalapeno & Corn Dip.
Anyway, it was really yummy and very easy to make. I was asked a few times at the party for the recipe and gladly handed it over. And I’m pleased to report that I only got “Awww, you didn’t make your cheeseball?!” from a couple of guests, who were disappointed until they dipped right in and tried my new culinary quest.
Don’t worry friends & family, my Jalapeno Cheeseball isn’t retired and will make an appearance again, but it’s nice to try new things, right?!
Okay, now onto the recipe, photos and instructions …
What you’ll need …
Mix cream cheese & ranch seasoning until well blended. I used my standmixer for this and it took approx. 2 minutes on low …
Add peppers and mix on low until well blended …
Add corn and mix some more …
Now toss in some olives …
Mix it all together for a little bit longer …
Transfer mixture into a dish and serve with your favourite cracker (I used Multi-Grain Wheat Thins, ‘cuz they’re one of my favs)
** approx. 50 “dips”
** 1 WW point per “dip” (not including cracker)
- 1 red or orange pepper, diced
- 2 jalapeno peppers, unseeded and diced
- 1 can of corn, drained and dried with a paper towel
- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 packet of ranch dip seasoning mix
- 10 – 20 olives, chopped
- Mix cream cheese and ranch seasoning until well blended
- Add chopped peppers and and mix some more
- Add drained and dried corn and mix
- Add chopped olives and continue mixing until all ingredients are well blended
- Chill dip for a few hours before serving … or chill overnight if you have time
I plugged all these ingredients into the Weight Watchers recipe builder and for the entire batch it’s 53 points. I would estimate there are about 50 “dips” in this recipe, so if you’re counting WW points, charge yourself 1 point per swipe (this is for the dip alone … so make sure to count whatever you dip in separately).