I have a big weakness for dips, so I try to just make them when I need to bring something to a party or get-together–that way, I have plenty of people to help me eat it! 🙂 This Layered Black Bean Dip is really easy to make, and I like to think that the black beans make it a little healthier! 🙂 I added a little plain Greek yogurt to the original recipe to make the base of the dip a little creamier and also topped it with some green onion slices. If you don’t have any parties coming up soon, this also makes a great snack when you’re watching football or other sports games on TV! This recipe probably serves about 6-8 people; if you’re making it for a larger crowd, you can double the recipe and make it in a 9 x 13″ baking or serving dish.
LAYERED BLACK BEAN DIP by NancyC, adapted from Kraft Foods
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese (regular or light), softened
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 1/4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (10-ounce) can ROTEL Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, well drained
- 1 cup finely shredded Fiesta-Style Four-Cheese blend
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced (both the white part and stem)
In a medium mixing bowl, blend the softened cream cheese with the yogurt, blending with a hand mixer or by hand until creamy. Spread this mixture onto the bottom of a shallow dish or pie plate. Layer the black beans over the cream cheese mixture; then layer the ROTEL diced tomatoes over the black beans. Top with the shredded cheese and then add the sliced green onion on the very top (you can also add some chopped fresh cilantro on top if you like). Serve with tortilla chips.
Note: If you’d like to add more flavor to your cream cheese/yogurt base, stir in some dry Taco seasoning mix or Ranch Dressing mix to taste.
Dips are great because they’re so easy to make. Do you have a favorite dip recipe?