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


Vegan Version; I make dry beans in slow cooker as I like to add my own seasoning and veggies, no fat added! I add the cheese to the warm beans before I mash them.
I use Diya cheeses, Tofutti cream cheese and Better Than sour cream.
Even my non vegan friends love this!

Great bean dip!

I made this for Super Bowl Sunday and it was great! It was so easy to throw together and only took a few minutes. My only problem was that I made the whole recipe for two people, so I had a ton leftover. And by the time we were done with it, the juice from the diced tomatoes made everything runny and the avocados turned brown, so leftover were not an option. But my fault for making the whole thing.

I would definitely make this again for a larger crowd!

Quick, easy
Delicious and healthier!

Just substitute 0% plain greek yogurt for the sour cream and this dish is healthy, delicious and vegetarian friendly. Will be making this more than once!

Healthy Fat

Most of the fat content is from the avocado, which is very healthy!

Made a huge dip. Healthy and substantial!

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!

Healthy, great taste, filling

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