A few years ago (before I was married, still in college, and living at home with my parents), we lived in a house next door to our really good friends, Chris and Scott (and their two boys). Its so nice to live next door to your friends – you can just walk right over and hang out whenever you want (and they have a really nice pool, so they probably saw more of us than they cared to!). Anyway, Chris is a really good cook – one of those kinds of people who can just throw something together with a few random pantry items and create a fantastic dish (I wish I were one of those kinds of people. But hey, I’m not bitter…..stinking clever people with their stinking pantry items……), which is how this tasty dip came to be. I don’t remember the specifics, but here’s gist of the story – (sorry, Chris, if I totally botch this up….) apparently, Chris found out she needed to entertain some last minute guests (probably my parents) and needed to serve a little something to “nibble on”. She searched the fridge and pantry for anything she could throw together and came up with a refreshing, delicious black bean and corn concoction she dubbed, “On Demand Dip”. Well, needless to say, it was a huge hit at her little get-together, and now me, my mom and my sister serve it at most of our get-togethers! I’ve taken it to one of Joel’s family shindigs and it was a big hit! You’ll definitely want to serve this at your next party – its a perfect alternative to regular bean dips or cheese balls! Perfect for summer! Oh! – and it gets better the longer it sits in the fridge!

On Demand Dip

– by Chris

If I’ve somehow changed it up from the original recipe – sorry, Chris!
A lot of these ingredients are just thrown in there according to how much you like, so just taste is as you go a long and add as needed!

1 regular size can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 regular size can Rotel tomatoes, with their juice
1 regular size can white shoepeg Corn, drained
a handful of chopped fresh cilantro (as much or as little as you want – we like a lot!)
Juice of 1-2 limes (Or more if you want – this is what gives it most of the flavor)
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour (Like I said, it gets better the longer it sits). Serve with tortilla chips (Tostito’s “Scoops” are best, in my opinion!)

MMMMMM!! Thanks, Chris!



  1. YUMMMMMM – I’m so gonna have to try this!! 🙂


    Comment by hornedfroggy — May 1, 2008 @ 2:16 PM

  2. THANKS! I just made it for tomorrow’s festivities!


    Comment by Chrissy — May 4, 2008 @ 11:49 AM

  3. I should be embarassed that it took me almost two years to see this post but I made this last week and we’re hooked. It was sooooo delicious-my husband and our guests were simply in love with it. I added some avocado to it and it was amazing!


    Comment by Kate — April 27, 2010 @ 10:15 AM

  4. Kate- I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’ve been thinking about adding avocado to it- since you gave it such great reviews, I think I’ll definitely have to try it! Thanks for stopping by!!



    Comment by amy — April 27, 2010 @ 10:27 AM

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