Party Dip with Three Layers

3 Layer Bean Dip

December 28, 2015   1 Comment

I was first introduced to "Seven Layer Dip" in 1995 and I immediately fell in love.

With the DIP! Not anyone near the dip. or a dippy person of the male persuasion. sheesh.

I had made friends with a Wisconsinite who made this dish for a party. Wow! It had salsa, guacamole, cheese, more cheese, beans…. I couldn’t believe how yummy it was and I found myself standing next to it and shooing everyone else away.

Since it is 2016, I no longer need seven layers. I don’t need dip either but I still love it.

To make this dip healthier than the usual, I used much less cheese and dropped the sour cream entirely. I found it was flavorful without any sour cream, though purists will have an issue with this choice.

If you are keeping it fresh for a party, squeeze some lemon juice on the avocado so it doesn’t turn brown. For a spicier version, add some sliced jalapenos to the top – yum!

Because I was feeling super lazy, I used my microwave to heat it up. The whole thing took around 10 minutes and I believe it was gone in five. ahh well.

Use this dip as a topping for rice or use chips, veggies, or pita wedges to scoop it up.

Have you tried to make layered bean dip? How do you keep it healthy?

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Three Layer Bean Dip Recipe

(makes 10, ½ cup servings)

1 15-ounce can kidney beans
1 15-ounce can black beans
½ cup prepared salsa
1 teaspoon chile powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 ounces grated cheddar cheese
1 ripe avocado, chopped
1 fresh tomato, chopped

Drain and rinse beans. Mash them in a large bowl with a potato masher. Mix in salsa, chile powder, and ground cumin. Spread into a 11x7.5 inch casserole or a similar container, sprinkle on cheese, and heat in the microwave for 3-5 minutes.

After the bean dip is hot, add the avocado and tomato. Enjoy with chips, veggie sticks, or pita bread.

½ cup is 165 calories, 5.0 g fat, 1.6 g saturated fat, 22.2 g carbohydrates, 4.7 g sugar, 8.5 g protein, 6.5 g fiber, 220 mg sodium, 5 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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1 Comment:

This looks wonderful. I can't wait to try it. Thank You Snack Girl.

on December 28, 2015


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