It’s New Year’s Eve! Time to party like it’s 2015! And what else do we do when we celebrate? We get together with friends and EAT!! Just part of packing on the holiday poundage, I guess. Hey, we need to have something to make a New Year’s resolution about, right?!
I found this recipe in a magazine years ago. It is my ultimate favorite dip. It eats more like a meal than a snack. In fact, upon the rare occasion that there is some left after I’ve taken this to a party, I eat it for lunch the next day, with tortilla chips. Yummo!
Mexican Layered Dip
- 1 pkg. (8oz) cream cheese, softened (I use the 1/3 less fat.)
- 1 Tbsp taco seasoning mix
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup drained canned black beans, rinsed
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 2 Tbsp. sliced black olives
Beat cream cheese and taco seasoning with mixer until creamy. Spread onto the bottom of a 9 inch plate. Layer remaining ingredients, in order, over cream cheese. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
I measured and poured on the salsa.
Next, I added the rinsed black beans. Rather than only using 1 cup of black beans, I always use the whole can. I know that if I put the rest of them in the fridge, they will eventually get thrown out because I won’t use them. Two bonuses here, they are good for you and you won’t waste them!
Make sure to let the dip sit in the fridge for at least an hour before it’s served. During that time, the flavors blend together.
So there you have it! Served with tortilla chips, it’s a delicious, colorful, healthy layered dip that you can take to your New Year’s Eve Party tonight!
Happy Layering and Happy New Year!