No party is complete without this addictive, super simple, and delicious game day dip! Full of beans, corn, avocado, red onion, tomatoes, and a surprise ingredient… Italian salad dressing.
If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time you probably know that I love me a good football game complete with lots of yummy food. This game day dip is always something I make for every football party or it’s also great for any type of gathering.
It’s very simple to put together and the best part is….. it has to be made ahead of time, which means one less thing to do right before the big game!
The super bowl is coming in just a couple of weeks and you can bet that this will be made. You know how you start planning your thanksgiving menu weeks ahead of time? Well, I plan that same way for the super bowl. I love it! Food, football, and family are like my three favorite things in life.
This dip has naturally been named, game day dip. After years of making it mostly for football games, we have just kind of adopted the name. It works 🙂
Tips for making Game Day Dip (aka – Caviar Dip)
- Try to cut the veggies (avocado, red pepper, and tomatoes) the same size as the beans. This dip is so much better when everything is cut the same size. That way you are not getting a huge chunk of something and nothing else.
- Use an Italian salad dressing that you love! I always use the Olive Garden Italian dressing because it has the best flavor. The salad dressing I am referring to is the bottled stuff you buy at the store. Not the packets.
- This dip is better cold but can be served right away and still be delicious. I like to put it in the fridge for a few hours before I need it.
- Surprisingly, leftovers are good the next day without the avocado being black. I love to serve some leftovers over some brown rice for lunch. Super tasty and easy lunch.
- The recipe is very adaptable. If you feel like you want more spice then add some seasoning; cayenne, chili powder, cumin. Add some chopped jalapenos. If you don’t like the beans called for in the recipe, switch them with some you do like. I’ve tested this recipe so many times and this is the combination that my family loves.
Try some of these other dip & salsa recipes
- 1 can (15 oz) great northern white beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 can (15 oz) corn (drained)
- 2 avocados, peeled and diced small
- 1 red bell pepper, diced small
- 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced small
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1/3-1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
- juice of 1 lime
- salt & pepper, to taste (if wanted)
Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stit together until mixed and everything is coated in salad dressing.
Cover and let refrigerate for 2 hours for best taste and so the flavors can come together. Serve with tortilla chips. Leftovers will stay good for 1 day.
Make sure the beans are really well drained after you rinse them. You don't want extra water in the dip.
I usually end up adding closer to 1/2 cup Italian dressing. It all depends on your preference. Make sure you use an Italian dressing that you love the taste of, as that will be the main seasoning/flavor for the dip.
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