Now that the weather is warming up, and I’m looking forward to spending more time outside with friends, I wanted to concoct a dip made with my favorite TexMex-inspired ingredients. After pulling random items off the grocery shelves, I put together what I like to call a layered fiesta dip, perfect for snacking with a beverage, on a porch, with good friends and seasonable weather.
8 oz package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
Package Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy Ranch dressing mix (or regular ranch if you prefer)
Small jar diced green chiles, drained well
Can of fire roasted corn, drained well
Can of black beans, rinsed and drained well
Can of Ro-Tel tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro
Jar of salsa, as mild or spicy as you like
Bag of shredded cheese (I used a taco cheese blend)
Green onions, separated into white parts & green parts
Mix together cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and ranch dressing mix; spread into bottom of 13×9-in dish. Layer guacamole on top, then salsa. Combine corn, chiles, black beans, white parts of onions and tomatoes; spread as next layer. Sprinkle shredded cheese, then garnish with green part of onions and cilantro.