Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ON FOOD ~ Dip Of Life...

Do you know what that item pictured above is? It comes from a key ingredient in what has been dubbed the Dip Of Life. Every summer we gather with a group of friends at a lake house in Maine for a weekend of fun, and at cocktail hour this dip is brought out and scarfed down greedily. Our friend who makes it was kind enough to share the super simple recipe with us so we could share the Dip Of Life with the rest of the world. You can thank us later.


  • 2 cans mexicorn (in the canned aisle)
  • 1 can small white beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion (scallions)
  • 1 large chopped tomato
  • 1 chopped avocado

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 20 dashes tobasco sauce (Molly does NOT like spicy and this dip is beyond mild - if you want a kick you'll need to add more than 20 dashes)

  • combine the beans, mexicorn and scallions in the bowl you plan to serve the dip in
  • add the dressing and stick in the fridge to marinate for a couple of hours
  • add the tomato and avocado immediately before serving
  • serve with your favorite tortilla chips

    Anonymous said...

    Looks yummy and healthy. Thanks for sharing.

    kaye said...

    well it must be the avacado pit

    yummy dip--I make that as well. In fact I have a reunion this weekend and I think I'll be taking it along

    Susan Shay said...

    I've had that at the Tin Star in Tulsa. They call it corn salsa and it's delicious!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Susan Shay

    Anonymous said...

    I love the closeup of the little monster in the 3rd picture!

    Anonymous said...

    Looks good. I may have to try it next time we have folks over.

    Margot said...

    I have added the ingredients to my grocery list this week. What a great idea for a healthy appetizer. Tell your friend thanks from me.