Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nacho Nacho Man

This is a layered dip recipe from the Looney Spoons Cookbook.  It's one of our favorite weekend nacho dip recipe.  It's low in fat and healthy. It's so good with blue corn nacho chips! 

The Bottom Layer (Creamy Bean Stuff)
1 cup canned low-fat refried beans
1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons salsa
1 tablespoon lime juice

The Second Layer (Guiltless Guacamole)
1/2 cup peeled and chopped avocado
1/2 cup frozen green peas, cooked
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped red onions
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
1 clove garlic, minced

The Third Layer (Sour Creamy Stuff)
1 cup low-fat sour cream (a thick brand)
1 teaspoon taco seasoning

The Fourth Layer (Simple & Spicy)
1 cup salsa (preferably chunky style)

The Top Layer (Cheesy Decorations)
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 bag (7 ounces) baked tortilla chips (about 220 grams)

Combine all ingredients for bottom layer in a medium bowl. Spread evenly over the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate.

Combine all guacamole ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse on and off until mixture is well blended, but still slightly lumpy. Spread over bean mixture.

Combine sour cream and taco seasoning. Spoon over guacamole and spread evenly.

Pour salsa evenly over sour cream. Spread to sides of pie plate.

Sprinkle cheese over salsa and top with green onions. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Makes 8 servings.

212 calories
4.6 g fat
34.6 g carbohydrates
11.3 g protein
744 mg sodium
7 mg cholesterol
Calories from fat: 18.6%

This is the cookbook it's in....tons of good recipes in this book and their other newer cookbooks.

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