Quite a few of our friends don't eat mayonnaise. This is something I just don't understand, I dip my fries in mayo for goodness sake. But I usually do try make something that's mayonnaise-free, so that it will be a crowd pleaser.
This year I made a Skillet Cheesy Chicken White Bean Dip, and knocked it out of the park if I do say so myself. So many dips are mayonnaise or cream cheese based, so I liked that this recipe was different than all of the other appetizers. And, other than the cheese, it's really not that bad for you. I used light sour cream, but I think you could even substitute it out for Greek yogurt, which would make it even less guilt-inducing.
Adapted from Heart Beet Kitchen
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 (14.5 ounce can) white beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup sour cream
2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
juice of a half lime
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup shredded, cooked chicken
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup sweet corn (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 1/4 cups mozzarella/cheddar cheese combination, divided
1/3 cup diced red peppers
1/2 cup salsa verde
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush olive oil onto bottom and halfway up sides of a 10 inch cast iron skillet. (You could also bake in any vessel you normally use for baking dips, relatively the same size.)
Reserve 1/4 cup of the drained beans, set aside. Add the rest of the beans, sour cream, garlic, lime juice and cumin to a food processor. Puree until smooth. Stir in chicken, onions, corn, cilantro and a 1/2 cup of cheese.
Spread onto bottom of skillet, then evenly sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup white beans, red peppers and salsa verde on top of the mixture. Cover with remaining cheese. Bake for 16-20 minutes, until dip is bubbling and browned on top. You can also broil for 1-2 minutes if cheese isn't browning fast enough. Cool for about 5 minutes to let the dip firm up before serving.
You also can check out what I served last year for Super Bowl appetizers here.
What did y'all make this year for the Super Bowl? I'd love to get some new recipes!