Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A healthy twist on the old 7 layer dip!

So the end of the year usually means parties, football games, and holiday gathering...all that come with lots of fun appetizers.  So why not make your guests some healthy me their waistline will thank you!

Here's one I just created last Sunday with my friend Nicole, perfect for football festivides! 

A healthy twist on the old favorite, 7 layer dip.

  • 1 can vegetarian refriend beans
  • 1 can Trader Joe's Cajun whole black beans
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced jalapenos
  • 2 whole avocados, chopped
  • 1-2 cups fresh salsa
  • 2  tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 2-4 pieces of chicken breast
  • salt
  • pepper
  • basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bag whole wheat, blue corn, or organic yellow corn tortilla chips
  1. Have all ingredients chopped and ready.
  2. Chop chicken and toss in salt, pepper, and basil.
  3. Warm refried beans and whole cajun black beans on medium low, stirring occassionally.
  4. Add olive oil to a large fry pan, cook chicken on medium high, stirring occassionally.
  5. In a large pyrex dish (9x9x3 or larger), warm spread refried, garlic, and onions.
  6. Next spread warmed whole cajun black beans, onion, tomatoes.
  7. Next layer salsa, chopped avocadoes, cilantro.
  8. Finally top with cooked chicken breast.
  9. And enjoy!

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