August 30, 2023

Recipe: 8-Layer Mexican Fiesta Dip

Celebrate healthy with this party pleaser

A bowl of eight layer mexican bean dip on a wooden table with chips in background.

This eight-layer Mexican fiesta dip is truly a party in your mouth. It’s healthy, big on ingredients and flavor, and so easy to make. Scoop it up with baked tortilla chips or layer it onto a whole-grain tortilla or wrap. Enjoy!


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  • 1 can refried beans (fat-free or regular)
  • 1 fresh avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (12-ounce) fat-free or light sour cream (option: mix 6 ounces fat-free plus 6 ounces light)
  • 1 (12-ounce) low-sodium canned salsa or fresh salsa
  • 1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 cup 2% or fat-free shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag of shredded lettuce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can of sliced black olives (drain and rinse)
  • *Optional: 1 pound lean ground beef, ground turkey or chicken breast or veggie crumble


  1. Cook meat or meat substitute and add half packet of taco seasoning. Taste and add remainder of packet if needed.
  2. In a flat square pan, spread the refried beans on the bottom, then layer the following: meat or meat alternative*, avocado, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, cheese and olives.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings
Serving = 4 ounces
Does not include meat or meat substitute

Calories: 110
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 10 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 4 g
Total fat: 5 g
Saturated fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 430 mg

— Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.


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