Party Bean Dip

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Happy, Happy Hour on the Beach.

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Party Bean Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Nice, lighter option for a dip. It was a big hit at our beach-side Happy Hour!

Ingredients:

6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (16 ounce) can fat-free refried beans
1 cup chunky salsa
2/3 cup fresh corn kernels (cut off the cob) - or canned
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 Tablespoons chopped black olives
3/4 cup (3 ounces) pre-shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese (not lowfat)
3/4 cup (6 ounces) light sour cream
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges, and arrange wedges in single layers on 2 baking sheets. Lightly spray wedges with cooking spray; sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350°F. for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool.

3. Combine juice, cumin and beans in a medium bowl, stirring until well combined. Spread mixture evenly into an 11x7-inch baking dish (or a deep dish pie plate) coated with cooking spray. Spread salsa evenly over beans. Combine corn, onions, and olives; spoon corn mixture evenly over salsa. Sprinkle cheese over corn mixture.

4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes. Top with sour cream; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.

This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light

Tips:

*If you don't want to bake your own chips, purchase baked chips (or others) at your market.
*It's important to use regular cheese (not low fat) for this recipe. The low fat stuff doesn't melt well.

Nutrition Facts-Amount Per Serving or 1/2 cup dip + 4 tortilla wedges
Calories 172, Calories From Fat (31%) 54, Total Fat 6g, Sat Fat 2.7g, Cholesterol 14.6mg, Sodium 451mg, Carbohydrates 23g, Dietary Fiber 2.7g, Sugar 1.2g, Net Carbs 20.4g, Protein 7.2g

WW Points per 1/2 cup dip + 4 tortilla wedges:
Points Plus Program: 4 Old Points Program: 4.5

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