Recipe: 8-Layer Mexican Fiesta Dip

Celebrate health with this party pleaser
Mexican 8-Layer Dip

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 oz) fat-free or light sour cream (option: mix 6 oz fat-free + 6 oz light)
1 (12 oz) low-sodium canned salsa or fresh salsa
1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning
1 c 2% or fat-free shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag of shredded lettuce
1 (6 oz) can of sliced black olives (drain and rinse)
*Optional: 1 lb lean ground beef, ground turkey or chicken breast or veggie crumble


  1. Cook meat or meat substitute and add 1/2 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!

Nutritional information (per serving)

Makes 4 (4 oz) servings
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

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Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.

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