Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Beaumont Dip

So, this might not be the prettiest dip ever.  As a matter of fact, it's kinda ugly.  But, you's so yummy.  And easy.  And it's a make-ahead.  Yeah, you want this recipe in your arsenal.

Here's the story behind Beaumont Dip.  When we were growing up, my dad's job moved us around a lot.  One of the places we lived was Beaumont, Texas.  Apparently, my mom got this recipe from a friend there who was known to be a very good cook.  I'm not sure if *she* called it Beaumont Dip, but that's what my mom always called it.  It made an appearance pretty much every time we had company or a party.  I still make it today.

You'll need this:

Beaumont Dip

2 small cans diced black olives
2 small cans diced green chiles
4 green onions, chopped (green & white parts)
3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
3 TBSP red wine vinegar
2 TBSP olive oil
kosher salt & black pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and toss.  Taste for seasonings.

Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.  Serve with tortilla chips.

I have very fond memories of Beaumont.  Maybe it was the food.


  1. Maybe it's because I know how much I love these flavors, but that looks delicious to me! I think I'll try spooning some of it into little cucumber cups...I have no self control around tortilla chips :)

  2. That looked good until you got to the olives. I may have to try this without the olives.

  3. I will totally try this! I bet it is super yummy as a spread on a sandwich too!

  4. I'm with Shelly...I'm thinking stuffed into chicken too! Mmmm

  5. I just made this. It's what I'm hoping to find in heaven.

  6. I lived in Beaumont for 15 years! How long were you thete? This recipe sounds like it was from one of the Italian families there.

  7. I can see why this was a popular dip. It has yummy ingredients!