Mexican Layer Dip

Last night was just one of those nights where turning the oven on was out of the question. It was to hot, I was to busy and I needed something to feed my hungry feral children and the cave man husband who was going to walk through that door at any second.

This meal is always a hit and its bazaar because my whole family, minus me, is fairly fussy when it comes to practically everything. Yet when I throw together this dip that has more than one ingredient per person that is on there ‘I dont eat list’, it seems to be all forgotten and devoured in one sitting.

I actually had my hubby make this one night for a girls night out and everyone loved it and if made the right way can be very low calorie and best yet its totally vegetarian friendly!



Makes 12 servings as an appetizer

1 x 435g can refried beans (Old El Paso®)
1 x 300ml jar hot salsa (Masterfoods®)
1 tablespoon salt-reduced taco seasoning (Old El Paso®)
½ cup (125g) avocado mashed
1 x 200g tub low-fat natural yoghurt
¼ cup 25% reduced-fat grated tasty cheese
½ cup tomato diced
2 shallots sliced
¼ cup capsicum diced

In a medium size mixing bowl combine refried beans and jar of salsa together. Spread over the base of a pie dish. Mix the taco seasoning with avocado and gently spread over top of bean mix. Spread yoghurt over avocado then sprinkle cheese, tomato, shallots and capsicum over top of yoghurt. Refrigerate until required.

Serve with tortilla chips OR if your a health nut like myself I homemade corn chips from Mt. Bread that had been cut into triangles, sprayed with a little oil and roasted in the oven @200c for about 5-10 minutes. But keep an eye on them as they will burn quickly!!

Variation: Replace yoghurt with half serve of Light Sour Cream.


Nutritional Information:

FAT    TOTAL 3.5g 
          SATURATED       1.2g 
FIBRE 2.4g
PROTEIN    4.0g
CARBS 8.1g
SUGAR 4.0g
SODIUM 408mg
KILOJOULES 348 (cals 83) 

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Categories: Dinner, Recipes, Snacks and Treats, Vegetarian

One Comment on “Mexican Layer Dip”

  1. Kristi
    January 23, 2013 at 3:00+00:00Jan #

    Is SOOOOOOO yummy!!

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