With the season of summer gatherings upon us, My Kids Eat Candy is featuring four consecutive Fridays of fantastic potluck fare guaranteed to earn you accolades. Each recipe has been double-tested to merit inclusion in the list.
Test #1: I've been introduced to each of these dishes at a potluck where people (myself included) went bonkers asking for the recipe.
Test #2: I, in turn, have made these dishes, brought them to potlucks, and received enthusiastic recipe requests.
So just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, here's Potluck Friday Recipe #1: My friend Bonnie's Raspberry Chipotle Dip. I love this one because it's fresh, interesting, delicious, and stylish enough to hold its own if the Barefoot Contessa herself asks you to drop by for a little gathering in East Hampton this summer. Enjoy—and have a great long weekend!
Raspberry Chipotle Dip
12 oz. cream cheese
1 bottle raspberry chipotle sauce (Bonnie likes Bronco Bob's)
15 oz. can black beans
Small red onion
1 can cashew halves and pieces
Soften cream cheese. Rinse beans and let dry. Give red onion a small dice. Chop cilantro. In small dish (a glass pie pan is good), layer cream cheese, chipotle sauce, beans, onion, cilantro and cashews. Serve with blue corn chips.