Southwestern Layered Bean Dip

January/February 2007

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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.

"I absolutely agree about the unrealistic portion size. The dip was delicious, but 7 grams of fat per half a cup is still not what I would call a "low-fat" snack. But.. DELICIOUS! :) "

19 Reviews for Southwestern Layered Bean Dip


I made this for a potluck Super Bowl party, and accidentally left the recipe sitting on the counter after assembling the toppings. By the end of the party, someone had made photocopies of the recipe and distributed them around to everyone. I received huge compliments throughout the party. The funny thing is, I forgot to add the chili powder and cumin, and people still raved about it. Wait til I remember to add the spices next time....will be an even greater hit. Quite a few of the people were on that healthy F.A.S.T. diet, so this dish was perfect....for those watching their calories, and everyone else too!


Made this for our family Super Bowl party. Super yummy! My tweaks were (1) not using prepared salsa (I just added a couple tomatoes, 1/2 red onion, 3 Tbsp Cilantro, 1 lg. clove garlic minced, and juice of 1 lime), and (2) we're not into "spicy" so we did not use jalapenos, and I only used 1/4 tsp chili powder and upped the cumin to 3/4 tsp. My entire family loved it!!!


Loved this dip, I find it hard to believe it is in anyway good for me.


I made this last night for a few friends who came over. Let me put it to you this way, there were only 5 of us and the ENTIRE thing was gone in about 20 mins! It was so good, and the guys had no clue it was a healthier version of what they were use to. One of them even commented, "I've never had this type of dip hot before, it's usually served cold. This is SO MUCH BETTER!" Kudos to Eating Well!


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