Skinny Harvest Dip (aka Skinny Beach Dip)


Gotta love book club.  There’s the camaraderie. The reading.  The great food.  Recently one of our hostesses served Skinny Beach Dip—doesn’t that sound perfect for the last days of shorts season!  Loaded with sweet corn, bell and jalapeno peppers, then dressed with light cream cheese and nonfat yogurt, I would have called it Skinny Harvest Dip.  Perfect for CSA members and local eaters!  

Skinny Harvest Dip

Skinny Harvest Dip

The dip has a delicious combination of contrasting flavors–sweet from the corn and spicy from the jalapenos.  It should have a little heat–enough to notice but not so hot that your husband/grandmother/favorite hot food wimp won’t eat it.  Although the recipe calls for two jalapeno peppers, I recommend tasting first since the heat will vary.  

Skinny Harvest Dip from above

Skinny Harvest Dip from above

I bought three jalapenos and two we-think-they’re-probably-jalapenos at the farmer’s market.  Turned out to be the wussiest jalapenos I ever had so I added three which worked perfectly (yes, my husband did say, “this is a little spicy” without slowing down a nanosecond).  Since the heat is greater in the ribs and seeds of the pepper, you can remove or not, to adjust the level of heat. 

Skinny Harvest Dip on a picnic

Skinny Harvest Dip on a picnic

Now to make Skinny Fall Harvest Dip truly skinny you should serve it with cut up veggies and nix the chips.  We were about to sit down in front of a preseason football game so I served both.  I wish I could say I only ate it with the veggies—maybe next time ;-)!

Skinny Harvest Dip
Serves 8
Loaded with sweet corn, bell and jalapeno peppers, then dressed with light cream cheese and nonfat yogurt, I would called this Skinny Harvest Dip.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
124 calories
13 g
17 g
7 g
4 g
3 g
107 g
238 g
7 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124
Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 17mg
Sodium 238mg
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 7g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 8 oz low fat whipped cream cheese (or other variety, or additional Greek Yogurt)
  2. 6 oz non-fat Greek yogurt
  3. 1 ripe bell pepper, diced (ideally red or orange for the color)
  4. 2 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped (or to taste)
  5. 1 can corn (about 15 ounces) or corn from two fresh ears
  6. 1/2 can chopped black olives
  7. I envelope Hidden Valley Ranch Dip mix
  1. Mix ingredients and serve with chips or cut vegetables.
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  1. Looks delicious. Why is it called skinny?

    • It’s called skinny since it is lower in calories than many dips with the reduced fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and vegetables. But luckily it’s not skinny in flavor!

  2. Book clubs are awesome, and this looks like a great way to keep the readers happy!

    • Book clubs ARE awesome–and especially useful for a food blogger who has used up most of her tried and true family recipes 😉

  3. Look beautiful Inger !!

  4. what a great dip! i can always go for a skinny dip…;)

  5. hi inger! i love dip recipes…they are great on crackers, fried food and maybe pretzels that i hv just made..!

  6. Loved it. I am an ardent follower of your blog. Would love to see you at my blog too

  7. What a terrific combination of late summer favors!

  8. Hate wussy jalapenos!

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