Saturday, October 4, 2008

Inspired by a GREAT recipe.....

This recipe was found in the Homestyle Cookbook, which is a Southern Living Publication (um, yes I do happen to sell it! :)
I served it yesterday at a Girls Shopping Day Event and everyone that tasted it asked for the, hum, THAT good. So I thought I'd send out a little bloggy love by sharing it with ya'll too....

Corn Walnut Dip

Makes about 4 1/3 cups-- Prep time 20 minutes, other 1 hour (to chill)

Green chilies and cumin add a Southwest flavor to this cream-cheese based dip. Cumin is the traditional southwestern spice that adds a pungent, earthy taste.

2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice (strongly recommended that you use fresh lemon juice in this highly rated dip. You'll need about 2 medium lemons).
1 T. ground cumin
1 t. salt
1 t. ground red pepper
1 t. black pepper
1 (8oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chilies, undrained
3 green onions, chopped
Garnish: green onion curls

Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; gradually add lemon juice, beating well.
Add cumin and next 3 ingredients, beating well. Stir in corn and remaining ingredients. Cover and chill at least one hour. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips. Garnish, if desired. Enjoy and be inspired!


Heather @ Home said...

Sounds yummy! I will have to try that one. Did a SLAH table at an event close by today. Went well and hopefully got several good leads. How did you do your Girls Shopping Day? Sounds fun.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

This sounds soooo... good, I'm going to make it for our Ole Miss Thanksgiving 5 day trip. Thanks!

Heather said...

this sounds so good!! I can not wait to try it!