Five Layer Mexican Dip

Total Time:
23 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
12 servings, serving size 1/2 cup
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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
I made this for a party of 10 adults and doubled the recipe. It was OUTSTANDING!! It took me longer to make it then the recipe states (almost 1.5 hours but was well worth it and I am probably a slow chopper! Also, I recommend refrigerating it about 2 hours before serving just to allow the dip to cool down a bit. Thank you, Ellie!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The bean portion is outstanding, very flavorful! When out of chipotle I use smoked paprika (sweet or hot, which also works when you don't want it to be spicy for kids or a potluck. I leave the corn out if I don't have fresh. I also leave out the cheese because the beans and corn have so much flavor you don't need it. Sometimes I top with salsa from a jar or my own guacamole, and I usually use dried beans and it works with pintos or red beans as well. This is one of the best recipes I've found this year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good recipe. I omitted the corn, it actually takes away from the dip. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great fresh recipe for an old stand by taco dip! The freshly pureed black beans (vs. refried beans from can, the fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro all contribute to make the classic dip appetizer worthy of any party or celebration. I made the recipe as is (except doubled the recipe and put in a 13x9 dish, was serving 30 guests, used fresh corn on the cob AND added probaby about a teaspoon or two of Penzey's Smoked Spanish paprika to the black bean puree because I add it to just about everything I cook, it's fabulous!. It is a bit time consuming (and I'm a cook, but I've only made it twice and the second time was easier, and should be even easier the next time. If you want to make ahead of time, you can do the bean and corn layer. I chopped the tomatoes w/ scallions but left them in a separate bowl until just before serving and made the guacamole layer just before serving so it didn't turn brown. This recipe will not disappoint. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY!!! This is a dip that is always requested at parties or a potluck. It's so easy and even my kids can help me make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! This was really good! My husband and daughter both rated it a 10 out of 10 and you have no idea how hard it is to get them to agree on anything! This is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for an open house yesterday and everyone loved it. The chipotle gives it a great smoky flavor. My husband asked why I hadn't made this sooner--"It's FABULOUS!" he said. Very flavorful and pretty to look at. So much better than the premade 5 layer dips, and you don't miss the sour cream. Thanks Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Took my husband about an hour to make though!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and nutritious. Always a hit at parties item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is exceptional. NO deprivation at all. I dont understand the reviews saying it took time etc.. Its simple. I am going to buy a clear glass bowl just for this dip.It can be made ahead and just tastes better. Definately double the recipe. I love you Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used less salt, more cumin and added nonfat sour cream to it. It came out great. Count on more like 45 minutes of prep though, rather than 15. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this once for the family and it was great. Just made it a second time for company, and it was a big hit again. The ingredients are so healthful and delicious that I feel good about serving it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this multiple times and it is great ever time! It does take some time to make but is so worth it! Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really delish!! It did take a while to make but.. it was so worth it! I love that all the components are great on their own and together! Also it wasn't too salty like some dips can be! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! Brought it to a neighborhood gathering and people just stood around the bowl...no one stopped even to get a plate! Doubled the recipe and used a trifle bowl to show the layers. Could live on this stuff! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the Superbowl party and i was afraid no one will eat it because we had so much food there. But half way through the party people were starting to ask who brought the delish dip, and even the kids couldn't get the hands off of it. I did put in 3 avocados and thought the flavors were wonderful. I liked how it is such a healthy dip and so easy to put together. Thanks Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. Needs a little creaminess.. sour cream? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excited about making this. Will post tomorrow the results item not reviewed by moderator and published
Worth the time it takes to make it. The flavors were amazing. The only problem I found was I needed more avocado, but it was great!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So fresh! This is a great way to make winter feel like summer! I only used two tomatoes and would definitely add more chipotle - not spicy enough for me. Great dip for football playoffs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree- It was a long process to make but it looks beautiful and tastes great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, but a little lengthy.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was excellent and easy!! This was a great mix of mexican flavors that I never would have thought to put together in one dip. I loved the heat from the chipolte peppers in the black beans. ... and I agree that it takes a little while to make. You have to make each layer in the right order, so it's easy to layer in your dish. I made this recipe in a circular Pyrex bowl, which was cool because you can see each layer clearly as you dip your chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Glad I read the reviews so I knew this would take a while to make. It was worth it though!! I loved it and so did my friends! I forgot the cheese for the top, but we didn't even miss it! I just used jalepenos in the recipie and it turned out great. I bet it would even be good without for those who can't do the spicy peppers. I think next time I will try it that way and use some green and red peppers as extra garnish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip has been the most requested by my husband and his friends for their card night. I have to double the recipe (which is easy) because they love it so much!!! It is easy to make and very tasty!!!!!! I love that it is also good for you...(in moderation of course). The chipolte peppers in adobe sauce were hard to find but well worth the effort because they do add the necessary punch to this dish. If you are looking for something that is different and delicious...then look no further! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe was great - it was gone in 5 minutes. Next time I will double and put in a 13x9 pan instead. I did use 1.5 cans of black beans and I salt and peppered all the layers. I used about 1.5 big chipoltle peppers and some of the sauce and extra lime juice in the beans. Flavor was great, but next time I will make more of the guacamole - 2 avocados weren't quite enough - their layer was very thin. I also served with hint of jalepeno scoops and went well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe and everyone loved it. It was nice to really enjoy eating something and not feel so darn bac about eating it. I added green and red peppers to the corn to make it look pretty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I loved it....It does take awhile to make and the beans need aliitle more liquid to make it smooth out....so I added a little low sodium chicken broth...will make this again loved the tomato layer. I used only 3 vine tomatoes and it was enough...the corn added that extra something... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple to put together and tastes fresh and delicious! I didn't have cilantro or jalapenos on hand, but there was still plenty of flavor. I will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a lot more jalepeno in the dip and used Vegetarian Refried Beans instead and I must say..it was amazing. Everyone loved it.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very good dip, but it took me about an hour to make and I had A LOT of pans/bowls/utensils to clean up afterward. I don't mind the mess for a real meal, but it was a lot of work for a dip. Still, the recipe is good and healthy and I'd probably make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my favorite dish of all time. My husband and I love Mexican food and are health nuts. It is nice to see those two things combined. We eat this as a meal once a week and it is so easy to make! I have made it for parties and potlucks and get lots of great feedback! The flavor will suprise you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish for a party and was proud of it. It tasted very fresh and holds up well (compared to appetizers that are cooked and don't do as well sitting out for a couple of hours). Be sure to use avocados that are ripe enough, and you won't have trouble spreading it in a layer. I love it that this is a healthy appetizer. I used reduced fat cheese. I probably won't make it except for special occasions because it takes a lot of time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this dip twice now and it is wonderful. Everyone loves it. My one tip would be to make sure you don't get your beans or guacamole runny at all or your dish will have water in it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a New Years Eve Party. At first I was concerned that the guacamole had too much lime flavor to it, however once put together with everything else it was mouth watering. OMG. The Bean dip was the best ever not like your traditional unhealthy refried beans. I can't wait for Superbowl to make it again for a large crowd and see the look on peoples faces item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip was very delicious and received many compliments! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last Christmas for my family gathering. It travels well. I made it the night before and put in a cooler for the 5 hour drive to our home town. Even the people who shy away from vegetables enjoyed this. And, my friend who is a nutritionist asked for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the prefect dip to make for a party. It is so easy, fresh and travels well. I have made it quite a few times and everyone always loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You have to love the fresh ingredients and flavors in this dip. I made this for a party we had this past weekend and needless to say it disappeared very guickly. I was lucky to get a few bites. Of course, prep time is a bit more than 15 mins unless you are a professional chopper but it's totally worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this twice and both times it has been the hit of the night.. everyone loves it... I like the idea of doubling the recipe and putting in a 13x9 dish... more for the eating!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOULD MAKE AGAIN - GREAT FLAVORS - item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great. You get to appreciate the flavors of the ingredients so well that comparing it to the usual gooey mexican dip is not necessary. I have made several of her recipes and have been very pleased with them all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is so awesome. I first made it for a bunch of my hubby's poker buddies and since then they have raved about it. They didn't even miss the sour cream and didn't notice the corn. Since then I have been requested to make this dip at all functions we have or attend. Thanks Ellie for such a great healthy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous! I had seen this on her show, but husband was hogging the computer so I sort of winged it...forgot the cumin and used my own guacamole and tomato salsa recipe. As much as I love sour cream, I'm glad to have a layered dip recipe that excludes it - not everyone likes it, plus it saves me a few calories! item not reviewed by moderator and published
really fresh ingredients - the bean layer was absolutely delicious, but be VERY careful about how much chili in adobo you add! i think i have a tendency to overseason and added a bit too much chili in adobo, which is REALLY spicy. luckily everyone was a huge fan of heat, so it didnt ruin the dip. if you are weary of spicy food, pay close attention to exact measurements! otherwise this dip was the best layer dip ive ever had/served. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I appreciated finding this recipe. I loved all of the fresh, healthful and delicious layers. I didn't mind the prep. time. The bean layer was well seasoned, but the other layers NEEDED SALT too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I often struggle with appetizers, you want to make a crowd pleaser but not something boring - this is a perfect option! This dip really is delicious, fresh tasting, not too difficult to make, and as someone else mentioned - gone in the blink of an eye! I too dislike sour cream or cream cheese based southwestern dips, this is satisfying and tasty without those extra fat pockets! I even left out the cheese (on accident at the time) and it was still delicious. The dip does takes some time to make, but is well worth the effort. Be sure to salt the corn and the avocado puree (I blended with an immersion blender to help increase spreadability) and don't skip the chipotle in the bean or the lime in the avocado, I think that is what makes the dip. DELICIOUS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I doubled the recipe and put it in a 13 x 9 inch dish for a neighborhood party. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe! It does take a bit of time to make, but is well worth it. Also, it's nice being able to tell people that it's a relatively healthy dish. It tastes so fresh and authentic and not heavy like some layered Mexican dips do. This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip for a Superbowl party and everyone raved about how fresh it tasted. The combination of lime with the black beans made it. This dip was delicious and gone in no time. I'm making it again tonight for a party and will add another avocado as their wasn't quite enough to spread the first time around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a group of friends while watching a football game as an alternative to fatty sour cream based dips. I was finishing getting ready when people arrived. By the time I got upstairs a few minutes later half of it was gone! Followed the recipe exactly. A little time consuming (lots of chopping and it is 5 different layers!) but totally worth it. I will make it again and again. Most people were confused with the bean layer because it clearly was a lot better than refried beans! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband & I made this together, so it wasn't so time consuming for us. Very good, we loved it. Every layer tastes really good together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was really disappointed in how this turned out. It was more time consuming than it looks. After following the recipe exactly, it came out very bland. I took it to a birthday celebration, and it was barely touched all night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip was great! We used the leftovers in a chicken wrap the next day and that was tasty too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is so good!! my new fave recipe. i didn't use the corn but just put all of the onion mixture into the beans, it was delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
This layer dip is so great! Definitely for party goers, it's gone in a flash. I didn't add the jalapeno and it still had a kick because of the chipolte peppers. YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved it. I'm adding Cream Cheese to the bottom next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a 4th of July party and had several people tell me how fresh and delicious it was as compared to the usual refried beans, sour cream layered dip. I made it without the cilantro and used some canned green chiles instead of chipotle and it was still awesome. I making it again for a party tomorrow! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip for a party and it was a huge hit. I personally am in love with it, too, and make it occasionally just for a treat. I love that I feel healthy eating it, too. One thing I did differently was roast the tomatoes in a pan-I am weird and don't like raw tomatoes, but it give it a kick, too. Thank you Ellie so much! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish for a family game night and it was a hit. I was a little reluctant because the ingredients seem minimal, but not the case. Unlike my husband and I, my family don't like spicy food so I didn't add the jalepeno pepper, but the chipolte gave it just enough kick. I also added some sour cream to the avacado to help it spread better. We're planning a Mexican dinner with some friends and I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this dip for a Cinco di Mayo party at work--brought home an empty container. Everyone loved it, and no one missed the sour cream or the seasoning package. Thank you, Ellie Krieger! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a hit every time I serve it. I get requests to bring it to parties and gatherings. It's very tasty and pretty easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip was a real crowd pleaser. It tastes so fresh and puts a great healthy twist on a classic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous! Great for parties item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip tastes fantastic, has lots of flavor, and tastes so fresh! Great for barbecues and picnics. You can't stop yourself from eating it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was perfect for Memorial Day weekend and a huge hit with just a few changes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have yet to try this recipe. However, given the ingredients, nutritional information, nothwithstanding the fact that it takes minimum time to prepare...I am sold. The taste should take my opinion over the top. I plan to prepare the dish this weekend, upon which I will send another review. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great party dip. I initially forgot to add the cheese and it was just as delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip for Super Bowl Sunday and we loved it. It is full of flavor and fun to make. Thanks Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a super bowl party and it was a big hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this today for the Super Bowl, and set a little aside to try ahead of time. It was delicious, a nice change from dips with sour cream, mayo or cream cheese! I will definitely be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make. Delicious to eat. My husband doesn't like tomatoes.. and I meant to only put tomatoes on half of the top, but got distracted.. anyway he ate tomatoes.. yay :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I love this dip. It keeps well, which surprised me because of the avocado, and I have taken it for lunch two days in a row. The flavors are so fresh and with baked chips it is a healthy and satisfying treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While my husband and I were watching the show he asked me to make sure that I pay special attention to everything that went into this dip. He is a huge fan of Mexican Layer Dip. We made it and it was wonderful. We plan on making it again for our superbowl party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It really look good on tv, so I went out and bought all the ingredents. It turned out really good. I make my black beans in the pressure cooker for 22 minutes, that is the best, they turn out soft. 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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