CAbi Corn Dip

For our first “party food from the garden” post, I want to highlight one of my go-to faves.

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“CAbi” Corn Dip!

Just 5 ingredients: Mexi-Corn, Mayo, Cayenne, Lime and Salt and Pepper… ok, six ingredients technically – but Salt and Pepper count as one, don’t they?

If you haven’t already figured out, I like to keep things simple.  Why?  A) I have very little time.  B) I’m not a whiz in the kitchen (and yes, I know that sounds funny as this is, in part, a food blog; the food genius comes from everyone else, I just make it and report on it), and C) it’s addicting and yummy, which is ok because D) it’s pretty darn healthy.

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And why is it called CAbi Corn Dip?

CAbi is a great clothing company that sells clothes through home parties, and I was really into it for a bit.  Along with not being a whiz in the kitchen, I lack major instincts on fashion as well, so CAbi parties were AWESOME for me!  I’d get to try on a bunch of clothes, they would tell me what looks good (and what doesn’t) – all the while I could drink some wine and eat yummy snacks. WIN-WIN.

Which is where this yummy CAbi Corn Dip comes in.  My friend Niki – who is the kitchen genius behind our Jalapeño Jelly - would make this for her parties… and then I started making them at mine… and pretty soon it was an expected and anticipated snack.  And so we adopted the name, “CAbi Corn Dip” – and would ask for it by said name.

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Now, here’s what I’m thinking in terms of garden-fare:

We can garden-ify this recipe really easily.  Instead of two cans of “Mexi-Corn” – you take 2 cups of corn (frozen or fresh off the cob), add some chopped red and green peppers (about 1/4 cup total), and a little bit of sugar.  That’s pretty much what mexi-corn is.

Simple! Delicious!  In fact, I’m going to finish up the leftovers right now.

CAbi Corn Dip
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Cuisine: Appetizer/Snack
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Serves: 6-8
 
A super simple and delicious corn dip that comes together so easily.
Ingredients
  • 2 cans Mexi-Corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon mayo (light mayo works great, too)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • optional: dried hot peppers, for a little kick!
Instructions
  1. Open and drain corn
  2. Mix mayo, lime, cayenne and cheese into corn.
  3. Add salt/pepper, to taste.
  4. If you want an additional kick, for the for dried peppers; they add such a rich and delicious heat!

 

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