Five Layer Mexican Dip

Total Time:
23 min
15 min
8 min

12 servings, serving size 1/2 cup

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, preferably low-sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups corn kernels (10-ounce box frozen corn)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno pepper, optional
  • 3/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.

Put half of the onion mixture into a food processor with the black beans, chipotle pepper, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, cumin, water and salt. Puree until smooth. Set aside.

Add the corn to the skillet with the remaining onion mixture and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro leaves.

In a small bowl mash the avocado with the remaining lime juice. In a medium bowl toss together the tomatoes, scallion and jalapeno, if using. Season tomato mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.

Spread the black bean dip into the bottom of an 8 by 8 glass baking or serving dish. Top with the corn mixture, spreading it out to form a single layer over the beans, repeat with the avocado, then the tomatoes. Top with cheese. Serve with baked chips.

Per Serving:

Calories 140; Total Fat 8 g; (Sat Fat 2 g, Mono Fat 3 g, Poly Fat 0.7 g) ; Protein 5g; Carb 16 g; Fiber 5g; Cholesterol 6mg; Sodium 245 mg

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Wow! Made this for the Superbowl and my 8 yr old said "This is delicious. You should make this a lot." Since he has never said this before, I will. Only modifications I made were 1) - doubled the chipotle in adobo and left out the jalapeno 2) - added a small can of sliced black olives to the tomato and green onion. The dip was gone before half time. Thanks Ellie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a layer of sour cream because I used very hot guacamole and one half envelope of taco seasoning mix in black bean pure because I had ran out of cumin, also stuck it in the oven to heat up and melt the cheeseā€¦. it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is a go to for every summer party I cater!! The black beans are really good! I cook my corn a bit longer than the recipe calls for as I like it on the caramelized side! A keeper!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wish I had known about this dip before! The flavors are great and knowing it is healthy makes it even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was great! Will definitely use again. I followed it exactly (didn't use the jalapenos) and the flavor was perfect and the bowl was cleaned by the end of the football game. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good, but not the best I've had. I think it was missing a taco meat layer... I loved the bean layer - definitely don't skip the chipotle peppers in adobe sauce. They add a special flavor that was my favorite part. I made it 10 hours before my party and the avocado layer was still green. The next day it was brown, so don't make this too much in advance. In short, this took a lot of effort and it I'll only make it again if I add meat. My guests and husband enjoyed it though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i don't often rate things, although i should since i ALWAYS find them helpful. This dip was a HUGE hit at my house in two occasions over the holidays. i added a good dose of jalapeno and an extra chipotle and it was SO good. cooking the onions and mixing with the beans adds so much flavor. DEFINITELY going in the permanent recipe box. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious - my friends finished it faster than I thought possible. The homemade bean dip part was my favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very good. Easily as good as any other layered dip I've had and healthier. Hey, if you need sour cream, put it on the side! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I made the mistake of forgetting to seed the tomatoes, which made the dip a bit watery as it sat. Otherwise, this was wonderful with or without chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
That's what I was thinking about the taco meat - this is very similar to the way I make nachos but I include taco meat and its very good. Also top with melted velvetta and mix some taco seasoning in with the cheese or taco sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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