I made this and brought it with me to a dinner party of 8 people as an appetizer. It was a big hit! I used low fat sour cream and low fat cheddar cheese. Nobody knew the difference. It was a very large dip and I ended up with plenty of leftovers which were perfect for fajitas the next day! Next time I will make it a little more spicy. I added more cheese than what was recommended. I also didn't find black beans, so I used a can of mixed beans. Ripe avocados were key! Delicious!
Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
From EatingWell: January/February 2007
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be sure to have lots of baked tortilla chips on hand when you serve it.
19 Reviews for Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
I use Dannon Plain Yogurt & love it. If you want it thicker, you can strain it in the fridge over night. I used to use plain old muslim that I had washed with bleach and then rinsed in vinegar to strain yogurt to make it thicker. I do not get to eat this great every day, so I am not worried about it. I prefer yogurt to fat free stuff, because they always put other icky stuff in to make it stay creamy & thick.... ugh, go for the fat just once is what I say. Grinning now, so don't beat me up.
Some people are saying this dip isnt healthy enough but there are ways to make it better. I sub Nonfat Greet Yogurt for the Sour Cream and use a reduced fat cheese. As for the other toppings, I put a 15 calorie/serving salsa, lettuce, avocado and any other toppings on the side so that people can add what they want to their plates.
Also take corn tortillas and cut into triangles, toss in 1 Tbsp canola oil and place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake them @ 400 degrees for about 10min or until crisp and golden brown. Not only are the homemade chips better for you..they taste a lot better than the bags at the store! I also like to serve it with Veggie Sticks.
Nice presentation. No way would this serve 12. Also, I would omit the romaine.
You have to think that somewhere else this would be at least 500 calories. And fat is not your enemy people. You need fat in small quantities.
And I believe 1/2 cup is appropriate because you have to consider that most people have about half a dozen dishes for their superbowl parties. If you are picking into a buffet you need to keep to smaller serving sizes to keep the waist line in check.