We were making sooooo much decadent food for our Super Bowl party that I wanted something a little lighter and healthier to balance it out. I love me some seven-layer dip, but the kind people usually bring to parties is more Taco Bell than Veggie Grill.
This recipe is a lighter, healthier version that will fill you up without leaving a lead weight in your tummy. It makes a substantial appetizer for vegetarians too.
Seven Layer Dip Lite
Layer 1: Bean Spread
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Using the back of a knife, smash garlic cloves, add salt, and mash together to form a coarse paste. Put the garlic, beans, chili powder, water and olive oil in a food processor and blend until smooth. Heat in a saucepan or microwave until hot. Spread in the bottom of a pie plate or 2 quart casserole dish.
Layer 2: 2 cups lowfat shredded cheddar cheese
Layer 3: 1 ½ cups guacamole
Layer 4: 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
Layer 5: 1 cup crème fraiche or Greek nonfat yogurt
Layer 6: 1 cup grape or small cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Layer 7: 3 scallions (white & green parts), thinly sliced
Serve with tortilla chips for dipping. This is also cute when you make individual sized portions in a 6 or 8oz ramekin.Pin It