CEimB: 5 Layer Mexican Dip

by Joanne on January 21, 2010

Oh yeah.  Good recipe for a football Sunday.


I was watching the game and making the dip – on the sofa, off the sofa, on the sofa, off the sofa.

I didn’t cook anything except to heat the corn which is not quite how this recipe goes.DSC_3094  

This weeks recipe pick was the wonderful choice of Heather from The Mama Cooks .  Make sure to click on over there to see how this delicious recipe is actually made.  It can also be found on line at this link:  The FoodNetwork.

My ingredients were:   Differences from original recipe in red

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped (6 green onions)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 15 oz can drained and rinsed black beans
  • 1 1/2 TBS Pomegranate, Black Bean & Chipotle Chile Sauce
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  • 3 TBS lemon juice (can you believe I had no LIME?!)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn – cooked 5 minutes in 1/4 cup water to heat through.
  • 2 TBS chopped cilantro
  • 3 ripe Haas Avocados
  • 4 tomatoes – chopped
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1 TBS diced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 cup Extra Sharp cheddar cheese – shredded.

Although the game was bad, the dip was great. 


I put 1/2 of the onions, the garlic, beans, chile sauce, 1 TBS of lemon juice, cumin, and salt into my NEW Food Processor (thanks Mum and Dad! )…and pureed.DSC00149

I mixed the corn with the rest of the chopped green onion and stirred in the cilantro – again, no cooking.

I mashed my avocados (left it a bit lumpy), and added lemon juice. *Geesh! I really wish I had the lime juice!

Chopped my tomatoes and mixed with the chive and jalapeno. Seasoned with S & P.  I then layered it as directed.  Served with crackers.


Heather – Touchdown!   Fantastic choice for this weeks CEimB recipe group. 

The best thing about avocado and tomato is the burst of fresh flavors that happen when it hits your mouth.  This dip did just that.  Nothing too hot. Not over spiced. Perfecto!

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  • At 2010.01.21 08:54, Dawn Hutchins said:

    That looks amazing. I love the color and I’m SO jealous of your new food processor. I have a mini one and have to do everything in batches.

    • At 2010.01.21 09:14, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

      I am so jealous of that FP, too! My husband just dropped the top to our mini one and cracked it, so I may have to make him buy me a new one 🙂

      • At 2010.01.21 11:08, Kayte said:

        I was just on my way over here when your comment on my blog popped up! Thinking alike at the same time, who knew? Your photos are outstanding. Love that chip with the dip on it. Loved the dip! I like your subs and very interested always to see how people adapt the recipes as I have no creativity whatsoever, so I steal all my ideas from you. I left my avocados a bit chunky, too…just for the thrill of getting a piece of that. We ate our watching basketball, but seriously thinking we need another round for the Colts game this weekend. See you next week…never done stir fry before so that will be a learning one for me.

        • At 2010.01.21 16:42, Liz said:

          I am not a football fan at all. Ryan is from the Philly area so he was a big Eagles fan – in fact, last year he got our dog Irving a little Eagles bandanna and they would sit and watch the game together. It was so cute. I told Ryan that Irving was going to have to boycott this season since they hired Vick. LOL Anyway, I am not a football fan at all, but even I felt like I should be watching a game while eating this! 🙂

          • At 2010.01.22 20:36, Maria said:

            Bad game….good dip……BEAUTIFUL food processor!!!

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