I have sat in these chairs a zillion times.
And eaten ice cream.
And chips and dip.
Me and myself and I? We are eating vegetables. Broccoli and carrots and celery and tomatoes and corn and spaghetti squash and cauliflower that taste so yummy to me now.
All served with the yummiest two-ingredient vegetable dip.
So today, sitting in an Adirondack chair overlooking the ocean, I’m sharing the recipe and a few outdoor decorating ideas along with my sweet friend Leslie from My 100-year-old Home.
It’s all about easy summer celebrating.
Taking in the everyday moments and making them special.
One ocean view at a time.
Before I share the dip recipe with you, can I give a shout-out to the cauliflower?
What in the world happened to it over the past five years?
When did it glow up and become the superhero of vegetables?
It used to hang out with broccoli and make the occasional appearance on the vegetable tray.
It’s turned into breadsticks.
And rice (which by the way is my new favorite thing to eat with chicken and avocado and tomatoes and Tony Chachere’s cajun spice).
And these crackers.
These are cauliflower crackers and you can have 50 of them (they are little) for about 100 calories and they go perfectly with this two-ingredient dip.
Cauliflower that turned into crackers. It’s a good day to be alive.
And as yummy as those crackers are? The 2-ingredient vegetable dip is even better.
Here’s how I make it.
2-ingredient vegetable dip
1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese
2 Tbsps medium salsa
1. Mix cream cheese and salsa together until smooth. Chill for 10 minutes.
2. Serve with vegetables or cauliflower crackers.
(total aside: you can adjust the amount of salsa and cream cheese to taste. I was also thinking about chopping up some jalapeno peppers and adding them as well.)
It’s such an easy and simple recipe for a sunny summer night.
We talked and laughed and munched on cauliflower crackers and pico and this yummy dip as the shadows faded and the sun set.
Maybe it was the ocean breezes.
Maybe it was the cutest pair of twinkling brown eyes.
Maybe it was my new vegetable superhero.
But summer has truly never tasted so good. 🙂
PS And now? Be sure and stop by Leslie’s.
She is dining by the pool.
I told her I’d be right over. 🙂
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