Most parties have chips and dip, but how do you prevent the dip doldrums?
Some blogging friends and I got together for a “Chip and Dip” #PerfectPairing party sponsored by Frito-Lay to share some recipes. It was a fun (and tasty) night. There were five of us and each of us brought a bag of either Fritos, Lays or Tostitos, which pair perfectly with various dips, of course. We each brought our favorite dip and a copy of the dip recipe for each person. It was a blast sampling them all and leaving with some new recipes, which I wanted to share with you.
I brought a dip that used Blueberries. I think it is a great summer dip recipe when blueberries are bountiful. It is not for the calorie phob since it also has blue cheese and cream cheese, but those ingredients can be found in reduced fat or fat-free options.
6 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1 1/2 cups of blueberries
8 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of hot chili sauce
1/2 cup finely cut green onions (green part only)
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
Place blue cheese and blueberries in a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Can be pre-made and stored for 3 days. Serve with Tostitos or Fritos, or even raw veggies, crackers or apple slices.
Two other dip recipes were bean-based with summery ingredients like corn and tomatoes.
For more recipe ideas, Frito-Lay has recipes on its website for great inspiration, and a party like this is a great idea for a Mom’s Nite Out. Just invite a few friends over and have them each bring their favorite dip along with copies of the recipe. The hostess supplies the chips and drinks. Voila! You have a great night with fabulous recipes to take home.
But here is one more dip that we tried that night. This one has chicken and is a great dip year round.
-One cup of blue cheese salad dressing
-A half cup of buffalo wing sauce
-8 ounces of cream cheese
-Two cups of sour cream