Southwestern Corn and Walnut Dip Recipe -
Southwestern Corn and Walnut Dip Recipe
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Southwestern Corn and Walnut Dip

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"This is a delicious creamy corn and walnut dip that goes great with wheat crackers or tortilla chips. Its addicting combination of flavors makes it a winner at any party. It's always gone in the blink of an eye."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. With a mixer, blend together cream cheese, oil, lime juice, red chile pepper, cumin, and salt until smooth. Stir in corn, walnuts, and onion. Cover, and refrigerate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2005

This dip was a BIG hit at our tailgate. Will be making it often. And yes it is addicting!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2006

Hmmm, didn't think this dip was one to rave over. The cream cheese sets up very firm after it has chilled; hence many broken chips. Maybe could thin with milk or sour cream? Used 1 teaspoon cayenne and it was plenty spicy. Had a LOT leftover after party, so must not have been a big hit. Tasted better after a couple days. The corn/walnut is still something of an acquired taste though.


28 Ratings

Nov 23, 2006

This dip is delicious and different. I brought it to a party and got a lot of compliments and requests for the recipe. All the flavors blend together and the corn and walnuts blend in and don't sort of jump out on their own. I did tweak the recipe..I added a blend of olive and corn oil and extra lime juice. I used smoky hot ancho chile powder and paprika instead of the red chile powder. I also added the spices slowly to taste, rather than all at once. Oh, and I used thawed frozen corn instead of canned (I think canned has an odd flavor) and I toasted the walnuts, and used my Kitchenaid mixer to blend it all together really well.

Oct 05, 2006

This was a success at my company's pot luck. Many people enjoyed it and asked for the recipe. I used green onion to give the dish a bit more colour.

Jun 27, 2008

My family looked at me funny when I told them about the dip, but when they tried it they loved it. I was concerned about a whole tablespoon of red chile pepper, so I only added about 3/4 of it (cayenne) and it was still plenty spicy. Maybe those who said it was bland used chili powder instead. That certainly wouldn't give it enough kick. I will definitely make it again and have already shared the recipe!

Jul 15, 2007

I'm sorry but this wasn't very good. It makes a ton but then I had to throw out what wasn't eaten and that was a lot. I followed the recipe exactly but it certainly wasn't a hit. Too much onion and very "flat" tasting. Maybe we just aren't big fans of southwestern cuisine here in the south.

Feb 21, 2007

We had a heck of a time getting the cream cheese and lime juice to combine, but it ended up being well worth it. There's a little something missing, but I will continue to make this, as it was a big hit at my company get-together.

Dec 22, 2006

Didn't add walnuts, and it was still great!


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  • Calories
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 36.5 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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