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August 12, 2019
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5 Layered Bean Dip

A hearty bean dip layered with zesty avocados and sour cream layers.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bean dip, quacamole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author David Lee


Bean Layer

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 cups black beans cooked
  • 1 tspn ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • fine sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Sour Cream Layer

  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • fine sea salt to taste

Avocado Layer

  • 4 avocados chopped
  • 1/2 lime zested
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • fine sea salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cherry tomato chopped
  • 3/4 cup scallion sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaf
  • tortilla chips to serve
  • hot sauce to serve


  1. In a large saucepan heat the oil. Add the shallot and garlic and sauté until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add the black beans and mash until smooth. Season with ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Spread the bean mixture in an even layer over the bottom of a 9-inch (25-cm) clear glass dish.

  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the sour cream and lime juice and season with salt. Spread the sour cream mixture over the bean layer.

  5. In another medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice and zest, and season with salt. Spread the avocado mixture over the sour cream layer.

  6. Sprinkle with the cheese, tomatoes, olives, scallions, and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips and hot sauce.


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