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    Light 7 Layer Dip

    Everyone loves this fun party dip, even kids! Keep it light by serving it with reduced-fat tortilla chips (homemade or store-bought) or reduced-fat crackers.

    Ingredients

    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
    • 2 teaspoons lime juice, fresh or bottled
    • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons salsa
    • 8 ounces fat-free sour cream
    • 1-ounce packet, taco seasoning mix
    • 1 15-ounce can fat-free or vegetarian refried beans
    • 1 cup tomatoes, diced, drained
    • 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
    • 2 cups reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese blend, (i.e. Jack and Cheddar) shredded
    • 2 1/4-ounce can sliced black olives, (optional)
    • garlic powder, or garlic
    • salt, to taste (optional)
    • black pepper, to taste (optional)

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Make guacamole: Mash avocado, lime juice, cilantro and salsa together.
    Step 2
    In small bowl, blend sour cream with taco seasoning.
    Step 3
    Spread the refried beans in the bottom of a deep-dish pie plate (you can warm the beans up in the microwave briefly to make them more spreadable.)
    Step 4
    Top the beans with the sour cream mixture, then top that with the guacamole.
    Step 5
    Spread the tomatoes on top, then sprinkle the green onions over the top, followed by the shredded cheese and black olives if desired.
    Step 6
    Serve with reduced-fat tortilla chips or reduced-fat crackers.

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