Thursday, January 06, 2011

Food for a Fiesta

So, this post is a long time in coming...I made this in July!!  Before Katie got married, I helped put together a Bachelorette shower for her.  It was fun but I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off making the food.  We had cake balls, muffaletta rolls, spinach salad, and this yummy Mexican layered dip.

  I think it's a pretty standard party dish but often it is made with full fat ingredients.  Guess what!!!  You can make this with ingredients that actually make it (almost) healthy!  Just substitute fat free refried beans, Greek yogurt for the sour cream, go light on the cheese, and make your own guacamole (though, like I said, I was a chicken with my head cut off...so I purchased the guacamole!).  Then you just layer everything.  SOOooooo good!

Mexican Layered Dip
1 can (or two depending on how thick you want the layer or how big your plate is) fat free, refried beans
guacamole
8-10 oz Greek yogurt
tomatoes, chopped (probably 2-3)
green onions, sliced (3-4)
black olives, chopped (1 small can)
cheddar cheese, shredded (use what you want - 1/2-1cup)

Get a large rimmed plate or a pie plate.  Open the beans and place them on the bottom of the plate.

  On top of the beans put a layer of guacamole.

 Top this with a layer of Greek yogurt. 

Sprinkle the onions, olives, and tomatoes on top of the yogurt. 

Top it all with some cheddar cheese.  Serve with dippers such as tortilla chips, carrots, bell peppers, and celery.  I've even used it as a topper to salad!  Enjoy!!!

3 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've made this one or it's cousin before. It is good!

Joanne said...

I love mexican layer dip but I DO NOT love the calories that come with it. Thanks for posting this healthified version! Sounds perfect for a party.

Claire said...

JR - It is SOOO good!

Joanne - It is great and you can make it actually somewhat healthy. I've seen Mediterranean versions as well that are great!