Saturday, September 13, 2014

Healthy Corn Dip

Since  I was going to NPA this week, I thought I would try making this Healthy Corn Dip.  I was originally going to make it for my Secret Recipe Club offering, but life and time got in the way and I just didn't get it done.  But it looked good.  I got the original recipe here at This Mama Cooks.

I used one of the frozen jalapeno's I always have on hand for the jalapeno in this dish.  It was a little, ummm. spicy, so if you're not a fan of 'hot' food, back off on the jalapeno.   I also used some of the fresh garlic 'scapes' I've been growing instead of the green onions, they added a nice touch.  

1 tablespoon EVOO
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper (I used a green bell as they were less than a third the cost of the red peppers)
1/2 cup chopped garlic 'scapes'
1 whole chopped frozen jalapeno
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/3 cup low fat sour cream
2/3 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
opt: salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet heat the olive oil and add the corn over a medium heat, stirring until it starts to brown just a little.  Add the onion and peppers stir until tender, about 6-7 minutes. 
You want the onion just starting to get translucent.
Add the garlic scapes, mayonnaise, sour cream and cheese,

stirring until it's all heated and bubbly and the cheese has melted into the corn.   You can season with a little salt and pepper at this point if you like.

I served it with some corn chips, but there were some pita chips there as well, and it tasted good with them as well.
I will be making this again.

I didn't 'stage' it really well, as I was running out of time, as usual, and wanted to get it done so we could leave.   I think this could also be baked with a nice sprinkle of cheese on top, but really, it was just so good as is.

Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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