“Skinny” Dipping

Okay put that first thought you had on hold, this post is about food.. come’ on people! Of course if Johnny Depp had returned my calls about MANuary we could have gone in a whole new direction with this one. Alas, it was not to be. So we will rebound with SNACKS! And because we have ALL stuck with our resolutions this year we’ll make those snacks a bit more “skinny” with the help of Frito-Lay and my mad kitchen ninja skills. Thus the “Skinny” Dipping (punny aren’t I?)

Oh and yeah since I have this thing about “sharing” the nice folks of Frito-Lay have indulged me with a giveaway FOR YOU!

(stay tuned to the end of the post for details)

First we’ll head south of the border for my childhood comfort food with a twist.

Tasty Tamale Dip

1 8oz package low-fat cream cheese (room temp)

1 cup low-fat Mexican cheese blend (shredded) -reserve 1/4 cup for topping

1 can diced green chilies

2 tablespoons reduced sodium taco seasoning

1/2 cup green olives (sliced)

Hot sauce to taste (after all some like it hot)

Low fat sour cream and shredded lettuce for garnish (optional)

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor or medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients (accept reserved 1/4 cup of cheese) until well mixed. Place in a baking dish (I used a fun Mexican pottery dish). Top with reserved cheese and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish as desired

Now here is the MOST IMPORTANT part. A tamale is a wonderful stuffed corn meal concoction that warms your belly and takes you to Mexico.. so you must have corn! How do we do that? By dipping Fritos Scoops into the warm cheesy goodness. Trust me it’s really good and a heck of a lot less work than an actual tamale!

Next we take a trip to Italy.. alright maybe it’s just a new take on an old dip but doesn’t a trip to Italy sound great?

Mexico meet Italy in this tasty dip!

Sicilian Salsa

2-3 Roma tomatoes (diced)

1-2 gloves of garlic (minced) the amount of garlic increases the “heat”

6-8 leaves basil (FRESH, chopped)

1/2 cup onion (chopped)

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 cup olives (chopped) I use Greek but you can choose your favorite

1/4 cup Pine Nuts (toasted)

1/4 teaspoon Anchovy paste (optional)

cracked black pepper and sea salt to taste

EASY PEASY PREP! Combine all ingredients accept oil, lemon zest and anchovy paste (if using) in a medium sized bowl. Add lemon and paste to the oil and stir until combined, pour over salsa mix and combine. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes prior to serving. We noshed on these with Tostitos Scoops.. it was like an Italian taco salad!

THE GIVEAWAY

Now that you’re all hungry and stuff how about we set you up with some Frito-Lay snacks and say $100 DOLLARS (in the form of an Amex gift card) to host a killer Super Bowl party or an out of this world snack fest? One lucky Nuggetier (aka reader) will win this fabu prize! And how you say? I’ll tell ya.

Required for entry:

Visit the Snack Chat blog (which is a treat in itself). Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter (@FritoLay) and come join me as a Frito-Lay fan on Facebook…it’s fun, trust me!  Come back here and leave me a comment telling me you did this and what your all time FAVORITE game day snack is (If you don’t dig football, don’t tell me. I’d have to not like you and neither of us want that, ha ha).

Want ONE more entry? Follow me on Twitter and tweet this:

“I’m going “skinny” dipping w/@DipaolaMomma to #win $100 & snacks from @FritoLay http://bit.ly/e1veIW

MAX of two entries per person. Contest ends January 31, 2011 at 10 pm (est). Winner will be chosen by random number generation and notified via email on or about  February 2, 2011

This is post was not sponsored by Frito-Lay however I was provided with monetary compensation in exchange for creating the ORIGINAL recipes featured in this piece. Prizes are being provided by a third party.

183 thoughts on ““Skinny” Dipping”

  1. I visited the Snack Chat blog and I love the Buffalo Chicken Fritos Pie recipe! I also follow Frito Lay on Twitter (mail4rosey) and on FB (Sarah Smile).

  2. I did all your requirements. My fb name is Lyndsey Rullman. My Twitter ID is lyndsey1stunna. My favorite football snack is the 7 layer taco dip I make every year!

    Lyndsey.Rullman at hotmail dot com

  3. I follow Frito Lay on twitter @pittsy82, I “LIKE” Frito Lay on Fb (Nicole Pitts) and my favorite game day snack is definitely spinach dip and RUFFLES!!! yum!

  4. I visited the snack chat blog, like on Facebook and follow on Twitter (redjen76). My favorite game day snack is chips and spinach artichoke dip.

  5. Visited the Snack Chat blog, Following Frito-Lay on Twitter (@rogsdock), Fan of Frito-Lay on facebook (facebook.com/rogsdock) and my favorite game day snack is Tostitos Jalapeno Flavored Scoops served with cheesy bean dip.

    dogsrock[at]insightbb[dot]com

  6. My favorite Game Day snack is our famous lemon pepper grilled chicken wings!

    I Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter- @mrssquigg
    I’m a Frito-Lay fan on Facebook – Brandy B

  7. Both those recipes sound great! I visited the snackblog, FB liked Frito-Lay: Slehan and twitter followed: slehan.
    Thanks for the contest.

  8. I did the requirements following on FB (Jessica K) and twitter as Macmomof3 & visited blog.
    My favorite game day snack is Tortilla Chips and Salsa and also Chicken wings.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway…
    Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter: @brianpiero
    “Like” Frito-Lay on Facebook: bryan eason

    …favorite game day snack: Tostitos & hot salsa !!!

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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