Summer Fun with Frito-Lay & Dips [+ $50 AMEX GC Giveaway]

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Summertime here in the South is all about family gatherings & fun in the sun every weekend. No breaks – it's a must to host some kind of barbeque or party. We host almost all of the parties throughout the year at the house & this summer wasn't any different. With family coming to visit from New York & with school soon approaching & the end of Summer so near, we decided to have a party. We had the usual –  food, drinks & of course, chips! Seriously, what's a party without some chips? 😛

To make things easier & since I'm usually running around doing millions of things at once during these gatherings, I usually just put out the store bought dips. The thought of making an actual dip never ran through my mind until I was asked if I wanted to participate in a Frito-Lay Summer Dip campaign & I thought, why not? It would be fun to change things up a bit & actually make some dips this year.

Frito-Lay with Lay’s® Classic potato chips & Tostitos® Scoops!® tortilla chips are usually a staple at our parties anyway. These chips are made with simple ingredients – Lay’s® Classic potato chips are made with potatoes, oils and salt, & the Tostitos® Scoops!® tortilla chips are made with corn, oils and salt – which make them perfect for dipping into some dips!

 

We actually had A LOT more chips at the party but nobody got the memo where I had to take pictures before they could dig into ripping the bags open. -_-

I first made the Frito-Lay's Corn and Black Bean Bites recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 avocado, sliced
Juice of half a lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup TOSTITOS® Restaurant Style Salsa
1 bag TOSTITOS® SCOOPS!® Tortilla Chips

Instructions:

1. Combine all ingredients except for the chips and toss well in glass bowl.
2. Let sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour before spooning mixture into TOSTITOS® SCOOPS!® Tortilla Chips and place on serving dish and serve immediately.

Source: Frito Lay's Recipes Page

 

I have to admit, when I read the recipe, I was sure I would hate it. When I was making it & saw the final product, I was more than sure I would hate it. Bleh! came to mind (I'm not a huge fan of corn) & I let everyone dig in while I waited to see what they thought of it. They finished the first batch so quick that I had to make more – the below picture is the 2nd dip I had to make. I thought I would try it out since everyone loved it so much & ohmygoodness! It tastes SO good! I had to save some in a separate bowl for me later because everyone was filling their Tostitos scoops to the top with it but I couldn't blame them. It's surprisingly good & I'm still kicking myself for not even wanting to try it the first time. Everyone asked me for the recipe (which you guys can check out above or on the Frito Lays Recipes page alongside other great recipes).

 

I had to hurry & take a picture of these babies before they were gone!

Chips get a bad rep but you can still get some extra nutrition in by pairing them with wholesome dips, like bean dip or veggie filled salsa, such as the Corn and Black Bean Bites above or even a Cheesy Egg Spinach dip that my husband & I made to get the little one to eat more spinach.

Cheesy Egg Spinach Dip

Ingredients:

Baby Spinach

Egg Whites

Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions:

Chop up Baby Spinach & heat up on medium heat in a non-stick pan. Cook the baby spinach with egg whites then add mozzarella & mix well till done.

We made this dip mostly for my son who hates spinach. When he tried the dip, he thought it was the usual cheesy eggs that his Dad makes. We tried this dip with all of the chips & they were all good. I'm actually a tad bit obsessed with making dips now. -_-

Super fun night with family & friends & the dips & chips were a huge hit! No more pre-made store bought dips for me!

If you're interested in more nutritional information or to find out more yummy recipes like the ones above, be sure to check out the Lay's website or connect with them on Facebook & Twitter. And so you can have your own Summer party, be sure to enter to win a $50 AMEX gift card by entering to win below & don't be scared to try out these fun recipes at your next party! Take it from me, they're definitely worth a try! 🙂

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About Damaris

Damaris is a 30 year old Latina Mom who loves to review & talk about products that she knows that families, not just moms, will love on Life According to Damaris. She strives to give honest & thorough reviews & only recommends products that she or her family would use. Damaris currently lives in the State of Georgia with her husband, son and daughter.

Comments

  1. 1
    Katherine H says:

    I would try the cheesy egg spinach dip

  2. 2
    ellen casper says:

    Original Shrimp Salad sounds yummy

  3. 3
    Susan Christy says:

    Full Press Fundido sounds good!

  4. 4
    Elaine Bell says:

    Frito Lay Black Bean Corn Bites would be the recipe I'd try.

  5. 5
    Mary Happymommy says:

    The Cold Melon Salsa recipe sounds interesting.

  6. 6

    I want to try the Vegetable-Queso Dip

  7. 7
    tammy shelton says:

    I'd like to try the Southwest Chilies and Cheese Dip.

  8. 8
    Jessica B. says:

    I'd like to try the Simple Mango Salsa.

  9. 9

    Pita Chip Pizza

  10. 10

    I would like to try the Cheesy Macaroni FRITOS® Pie

  11. 11
    Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I'd Try The Garden Lime Dip Recipe!

  12. 12

    I want to try the Chili Cheese Bake recipe, thanks!

  13. 13
    Whitney Lindeman says:

    Chocolate & Potato Chip Cookies? Sounds fun!

  14. 14
    connie danielson says:

    sunflower dip. connie danielson

  15. 15
    Terra Heck says:

    I'd like to try the Spicy Feta Burger Dip. Thanks.
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  16. 16
    Lisa Brown says:

    i would try the Avocado & Lime Black Bean Salsa recipe

  17. 17
    rebecca shockley says:

    The RUFFLES® Ultimate Smokehouse BBQ Quesadilla with BBQ Beef Dip

  18. 18

    The Fritos Tuna CLub Salad sounds yummy!

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  19. 19
    Colleen Boudreau says:

    The Chili Cheese Bake.

  20. 20
    D SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite recipe is FRITOS® Sunflower Dip

  21. 21
    colleen fowler says:

    The pineapple chicken scoop looks delicious, and so easy!

  22. 22

    I'm excited to try Chili Cheese Bake! It is a yummy way to use ground beef and tortilla chips! and all my favorite cheeses! Yum!

  23. 23
    courtney hennagir says:

    i want to try the spicy feta burger dip!

  24. 24
  25. 25
    Cynthia R says:

    i want to try the Feta Burger Dip

  26. 26
    steve weber says:

    cheesy egg spinach dip

  27. 27

    I'm willing to try the Snappy Salsa & Bacon Dip!

  28. 28
    Leann Lindeman says:

    Fruit salsa sounds good!

  29. 29
    Andrea Williams says:

    I would like to try the Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Chive dip.

  30. 30
    amy pugmire says:

    I would love to try the Vegetable-Queso Dip

  31. 31
    Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I would love to try the gluten free Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad Recipe!

  32. 32
    Tracy Robertson says:

    I would like to try the Cheesy Macaroni FRITOS Pie. That sounds right up my cheese-loving alley.

  33. 33
    Barbara Montag says:

    I'd love to make the Fajita Scoops – oh yum!
    Thank you.

  34. 34
    Diane Cooper says:

    The Salsa Spinach Dip sounds like something my husband and I would love.

  35. 35
    soha molina says:

    wanna make Chipotle FRITOS® Meringues

  36. 36
    tiffany dover says:

    Id love to make the quesp

  37. 37
    Seyma Shabbir says:

    The fritos sunflower dip looks so pretty and yummy!

  38. 38
    Marcia Goss says:

    I want to try the Chili Cheese Bake.

  39. 39

    Pepsi roast beef.

  40. 40

    I would make The Original Fiesta Bowl

  41. 41

    I think the Chipotle FRITOS® Meringues look super-yummy! They're gluten free, too!

    Thanks!

  42. 42

    I'd love to try the Southwest Enchilada Black Bean Turkey Burgers

  43. 43
    richelle bowers says:

    sloppy joe scoops

  44. 44
    kelley wood says:

    i wanna try the veggie queso dip for me and my vegeterian daughter.

  45. 45

    I'd like to try Buffalo Chicken FRITOS® Pie

  46. 46
    Derrick Johnson says:

    I'll try the Warm Cheddar Dip.

  47. 47

    Would love to try the avocado and lime black bean salsa 🙂

  48. 48

    I'd try the Vanilla-Caramel Corn Frito Pie

  49. 49
    Jennifer Marie says:

    We may have to try the Chocolate & Potato Chip Cookies recipe.

  50. 50
    Liberty Boblett says:

    I am going to try out the Vegetable-Queso Dip! Yummo! 🙂
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  51. 51

    Cold Melon Salsa recipe

  52. 52
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    The Chili Cheese Bake!

  53. 53
    Deborah Mireles says:

    We are going to try the fritos chili pie

  54. 54

    i'd like to try the veggie queso dip

  55. 55

    The Vanilla-Caramel Corn FRITOS® Pie looks interesting.

  56. 56

    sloppy joe scoops sounds good

  57. 57
    Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to try the hot cheese bake.

  58. 58
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    id love to try the peanut butter parfait dip

  59. 59

    Simple Mango Salsa

  60. 60
    Tabathia B says:

    the Mini Pizza Featuring DORITOS® Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips

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