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Poolside Dip

This Poolside Dip is the perfect complement to any warm summer day spent lounging the pool. Full of crunchy bell peppers, sweet corn, and a little salt from the olives, this creamy veggie dip appetizer checks all the right boxes.

true skinny poolside dip in a bowl

Whether you’re snacking on it while taking a break from swimming or enjoying it by as a light lunch, a refreshing and delicious dip is the way to go.

Poolside Dip Recipe

Hey there, sunshine seekers! This breezy dip is your poolside pal on any hot summer’s day spent relaxing by the pool. 

Whether you’re chilling in a hammock with a book, or hosting a fabulous pool party, this refreshing and delicious dip is the perfect poolside pal.

Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite healthy dips that add the ultimate splash of flavor to your pool day menu.

Get ready to dive into a recipe that’s perfect for those long, sun-soaked summer days.

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one of my favorite dip recipes

Why You Need To Make Poolside Dip

  • Light yet satisfying
  • Flavorful yet refreshing
  • Lots of veggies
  • Helps you look better in a bathing suit (not really, but maybe)
  • Easy to make and easier to eat!

Is this dip spicy?

The jalapeño pepper does give this poolside dip a bit of a kick, but it’s not overly spicy. If you’re sensitive to heat, you can leave out the jalapeño or use less of it.

delicious flavors in a skinny dip

What can I serve with poolside dip?

Can I make it in advance?

If you’re planning to make the dip ahead of time, we recommend making it no more than a day in advance.

This way, it will still taste fresh and delicious when you’re ready to serve it. Just be sure to keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to dig in!

low-fat ingredients in individual bowls

Ingredients Needed

Regular cream cheese – Full fat cream cheese works best or use low fat or fat free.

Ranch seasoning – One packet of creamy ranch dip mix or make it homemade. *recipe below*

Black olives – Sliced black olives are perfect. Substitute black beans or green olives if you prefer.

Corn – I like to use frozen corn but you can use canned or fresh corn.

Bell pepper – A red bell pepper makes a great color contrast. Or substitute green, yellow, or orange for the red pepper.

Jalapeño peppers – Fresh is best for this dip recipe. Seed and finely diced.

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How to Make Poolside Dip

First: Combine the cream cheese and ranch seasoning in a medium bowl until combined.

Second: Fold in the remaining ingredients. Chill for 30 minutes for best flavor. Serve with crackers and veggies.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

bowl of poolside dip

How to Store It

Once you mix it, it’s best to enjoy right after you chill it.

But if you have any leftover poolside dip, you can store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Give it a good stir before enjoying.

bowl of poolside dip with bell peppers and radishes

Can I freeze it?

The ease of this recipe means you don’t really need to freeze it.

The dairy and raw veggies will lose their texture and become a watery mess.

creamy dip with fresh veggies

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Soften the cream cheese close to room temperature to make mixing the ranch seasoning in easier.
  • To make a skinny poolside dip, use low fat cream cheese or fat free cream cheese.
  • Cut the veggies into pieces that are all the same size for easier eating.
  • Keep all the veggies cold or chill them before stirring into the dip to start the chilling process.
  • Serve it with a skinny sangria spritzer or a kiwi mint mojito!

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skinny poolside dip

So go ahead, grab a chip, take a dip, and enjoy the summer days. This poolside dip is not just about the delightful taste. It’s about slowing down, enjoying the moment, and making memories one bite at a time. So here’s to a fantastic summer, filled with laughter, splashes, and delicious food!

collage of 4 dips with red banner and white text

Need more dip inspiration? Check out these cream cheese dip recipes, or make some sour cream dips, to round out your poolside menu!

bowl of poolside dip with pita chips

Poolside Dip Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Poolside Dip is the perfect complement to any warm summer day spent lounging the pool. Full of crunchy bell peppers, sweet corn, and a little salt from the olives, this creamy veggie dip appetizer checks all the right boxes.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of corn, drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded, ribbed, and diced small

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream cheese and ranch seasoning in a medium bowl until combined.
  2. Fold in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes for best flavor.
  4. Serve with crackers and veggies.

Notes

  • Soften the cream cheese close to room temperature to make mixing the ranch seasoning in easier.
  • To make a skinny poolside dip, use low fat cream cheese or fat free cream cheese.
  • Cut the veggies into pieces that are all the same size for easier eating.
  • Keep all the veggies cold or chill them before stirring into the dip to start the chilling process.
  • Serve it with a skinny sangria spritzer or a kiwi mint mojito!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 495mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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