If you’re always tempted to dive into the dips on game day, this healthy 7-layer dip is for you! Fewer calories, but plenty of flavor.
I was always the one to steer clear of the 7-layer dip at any party. To be honest, sour cream and refried beans just don’t turn my crank. Every other part of the dip appeals to me – guacamole, tomatoes, black olives – but people give me the side-eye if I try to maneuver my tortilla chip to pick up only those layers. Eventually, I decided to go completely rogue by making a a Mediterranean-inspired version. Trust me, you want to try that one.
But I wasn’t ready to completely let go of the traditional dip and decided it was high time to make a healthy 7-layer dip. The trick was lightening it up without sacrificing flavor.
It couldn’t be easier! The key to making a healthy 7-layer dip is starting with really simple ingredients and avoiding store-bought versions that include questionable items. For example, one of the ingredients in many canned refried beans is partially hydrogenated lard. Because of the risks associated with trans fat, experts tell us that partially hydrogenated fats of any kind should be avoided. Instead, I used black beans in place of the usual layer of refried beans. Not a big sacrifice for me since I’m not a refried bean fan anyways.
You can find some great guacamoles at the grocery store, but I opted for a layer of mashed avocados mixed with lime juice. From there, I took out the usual thick layer of Cheddar cheese and replaced it with a light sprinkling of queso fresco. Perfectly salty without going overboard.
Serve this dip with baked pita or tortilla chips, or raw vegetables. Enjoy your game day dipping!
Healthy 7-Layer Dip Recipe
Serve up this Healthy 7-Layer Dip for your next party. Perect for the Super Bowl! 69 calories and 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
- 1 (14 oz.) can reduced sodium black beans, drained & rinsed
- 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 large Hass avocados, pitted
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/3 cup sliced black olives
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp minced cilantro
- Head to The Pioneer Woman for the full recipe instructions.
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