Mondays with Martha: Creamy Corn-and-Onion Dip
Updated: Aug 10
Cooking My Way Through This Month's Martha Stewart Magazine
Volume: July 2020
My Rating: 2 out of 10
Mood Music: Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
For me, summer is all about hanging out with family and friends outdoors while enjoying good, fresh food. The produce available in the peak-season summer months is just so easy to cook with and enjoy fresh from the garden. When I saw that Martha's July magazine was dedicated to several corn recipes, I was really excited to try out one for a day around our pool with my siblings. Unfortunately, that was where the excitement stopped with this dish!
While I am typically a sucker for all kinds of dips, and definitely a fan of having a crudite plate (fancy veggie display) as a healthier option at a party, this corn dip was extremely disappointing. It was almost completely flavorless. It gets some points for creativity in trying to use everyone's favorite summer grain, corn, but it visually was such a sad color and no amount of additional salt or spices we added to jazz it up seemed to help. If you could taste the color beige, this is what it would taste like. Also, the quantity seemed to be wrong... unless you are trying to make enough dip for a 30-person party, I have no idea why it ended up making so much of this stuff.
BUT, the recipes of the day were not all a waste... I tried out these watermelon margarita popsicles from Half Baked Harvest (we left out the jalepenos just in case it was too much) and they were to die for! I will definitely be making those again and again. This corn dip, never again. But, you win some you lose some.
I hope that you are enjoying cooking your summer favorites, and that you have better luck with the July recipes than I did!