Southwest Layered Dip

Everyone loves the cuisine of the Southwest.  Burritos, tortillas, quesadillas, guacamole, beans and cheeses now make up much of our Canadian food landscape.  I created a mini shot glass dip using many of these flavours.  You can serve these as an appetizer or part of a Tex Mex meal.

If you don’t want individual glasses, feel free to add the individual ingredients together and place in a larger serving bowl to be shared by all.

You can also add your own ingredients such as diced olives, tomato salsa and even ground sautéed beef, or cooked shredded chicken. I like to serve these with baked tortilla crisps that you can easily make on your own. Rather than using the packaged deep fried versions, just take a tortilla cut into 8 triangles and brush or spray with a little oil and sprinkle with a little garlic powder, salt, pepper and a hint of cayenne.  Bake at 400 F just until crisp about 5 – 8 minutes.

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Layer each shot glass with ingredients starting with refried beans and ending with the black beans.
2. You can serve room temperature or chilled with tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

INGREDIENTS
8 (3 oz) small glasses (shot glass size)
½ cup refried canned beans
½ cup light sour cream
½ cup mashed ripe avocado (approx. 1 small)
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup diced seedless tomato
¼ cup canned black beans

NOTES
Prep time: 15 minutes

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