The Perfect Dip Recipe, Courtesy Of Elizabeth Banks

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We've got a lot of experience with snacks. In fact, it could be argued that most of our meals are just several snacks thrown together on a plate. As such, we take the matter very seriously — especially when throwing a party. Food is as vital to a proper girls' night out as the drinks, so it's important to find the perfect recipe.

So, for a little help in the matter, we turned to GNO expert Elizabeth Banks. She's thrown more than a few shindigs and has a go-to recipe that never fails partygoers. Unsurprisingly, her favorite dish is dip — Cowboy Caviar dip, to be exact. It's laughably easy to put together, but the final product is nothing to scoff at. She shared the how-to for this crowd-pleaser, so all you have to do is add a few friends, a little booze, and off you go. Just don't forget the chips.

Cowboy Caviar Dip

15 oz black-eyed peas
11 oz shoe peg corn
2 chopped avocados
1/2 cup Italian chopped tomato (seeded)
2/3 cup chopped cilantro
2/3 cup chopped green onion

Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp salt

Make the dressing separately, and then mix in when serving. Use whichever chips you like, although scoops work best!