Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Vegetarian 6-Layer dip

Hello all! I have another easy meal for y'all today. I don't know if I'll ever get ahead on this homework. These two classes combined are going to kill my GPA.  Bye bye, beautiful little 3.96. Which I was already upset about.

I've had 7-layer dip, 8-layer dip, etc. many times before. Most recipes call for beef though and well, that just doesn't work for us :)

Vegetarian 6-Layer Dip
Serves 4
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans
  • 1 Tb. taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • Guacamole (we used the husband's recipe which calls for 3 avocados. I would estimate 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • I head romaine lettuce, shredded
  • Chopped tomatoes

Season beans with taco seasoning. I find this easier to do when they are warmed in the pan but then I let them cool to room temperature before putting in the dip. Using an small casserole dish, spread the beans on the bottom.

Top the beans with the cheese. (Can I say as an aside that the 365 Whole Food's brand Fiesta Blend cheese is the BOMB?! Seriously. Trumps all Mexican cheese blends I've ever had.) 

Carefully spread your favorite guacamole on top of the cheese. I treat this like a cake. Put a giant blob in the middle and spread out to avoid mixing with the other layers.

Do the same with the sour cream.

Top with the shredded lettuce and tomatoes. Normally there would be a ton more tomatoes. But I was lazy and this was all that was left from the can for the guacamole. If you want to get fancy, you can add sliced olives for 7 layers! :)

Nutritional Information (1/4 dip): 311 calories, 17 g fat (5 g sat), 12 g fiber, 11 g protein

Nutritional Information (as shown, 1/4 dip with 1.5 oz chips): 519 calories, 27 g fat (6 g sat), 14 g fiber, 14.5 protein 

There ya have it. One of the easiest meals in the world. There's a higher number of fat than my normal but it's mostly from the avocados which is almost all unsaturated fat. Plus, this is a real crowd pleaser if you're having to serve non-vegetarians. There's nothing scary about it and it's still filling. Not to mention it makes a great lunch the next day, even without the chips! :)

Hopefully I'll have more complex recipes for y'all very soon. Until next time...♥


Anonymous said...

This looks delicious. I love trying different dips. This one looks pretty easy as well (great for party's).

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