Healthy Mexican Layer Dip

This Healthy Mexican Layer Dip starts with a base of hummus and is packed with fresh veggies. It’s the perfect dip for parties and/or game-day snacking! Made in partnership with Sabra Dipping Co.

This Healthy Mexican Layer Dip starts with a base of hummus and is packed with fresh veggies. It’s the perfect dip for parties and/or game-day snacking!

If you follow me on social media you already know this, but last week I was invited to Sabra’s Center of Excellence and hummus-making factory. They hosted a group of bloggers (affectionally called the Sabra Tastemakers) from all over the country for the visit. Lucky for me, the facility is located right outside of Richmond so I didn’t have to travel very far. Plus it’s always fun to have a group of awesome bloggers visit and explore your city.

This Healthy Mexican Layer Dip starts with a base of hummus and is packed with fresh veggies. It’s the perfect dip for parties and/or game-day snacking!

I’ve always loved Sabra’s products and I’ve been a Tastemaker since 2012 so naturally I’m really excited to be teaming up with them again this year. If you want to take a trip down Sabra + EBF memory lane, check out these posts: Mini Zucchini Hummus Pizza Bites, Lentil Kale Stew, Kaleidoscope Salad with Curried Hummus Dressing, my first Sabra factory tour and Sabra’s Hummus House in DC. <— Btw, I still keep pestering them about opening a Hummus House restaurant in Richmond. Mainly because I want to eat there every day, but also because I feel like a spot like this would do so well here.

This Healthy Mexican Layer Dip starts with a base of hummus and is packed with fresh veggies. It’s the perfect dip for parties and/or game-day snacking!

Anyhow, the recipe I’m sharing today is for a Mexican Layer Dip with hummus instead of refried beans. I’ve never been a big fan of refried beans so subbing hummus was a no-brainer. To keep with the Mexican flavor profile, I just added a little chili powder, cumin and cayenne to garlic hummus! The rest of the dip is just layers of veggies, beans and a little queso fresco.

I’ll admit that I’ve had some layered dips that have no texture and are basically complete mush. Don’t worry, this is not that kind of layered dip. The veggies add freshness along with the crunch factor that everyone craves when snacking. I’m quite certain that your next Super Bowl party needs this dip!

The best part about the recipe is that it’s SUPER simple to toss together.

Mexican Layer Dip with Sabra Hummus

You mix your hummus with some Mexican spices — chili powder, cumin and cayenne.

Mexican Layer Dip Ingredients

Chop your veggies and start layering.

Healthy Mexican Layer Dip with Hummus

Once everything is piled on, it’s complete and you’re ready for the best part — the dipping!

This dip is AMAZING for parties, game-day and the like, but I have to mention that it’s not JUST for parties. During the recipe testing process Isaac and I polished off a whole batch for dinner one night. Which actually isn’t a bad thing considering it’s basically a taco salad — just in dip form. It’s got lettuce and everything. 🙂

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Healthy Mexican Layer Dip


Description

This Healthy Mexican Layer Dip starts with a base of hummus and is packed with fresh veggies. It’s the perfect dip for parties and/or game-day snacking!


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Ingredients

  • 1 container of Sabra Hummus (I used garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Sabra Salsa (I used pico de gallo)
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, chopped into quarters
  • 1/4 cup yellow or red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, de-seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 avocado, pitted and chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 12 ounces queso fresco, crumbled
  • 1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper to the container of hummus and give it a good stir to combine.
  2. Take a shallow serving dish and spread spiced hummus across the bottom to create your first layer.
  3. Scoop salsa with a slotted spoon. This step is optional, but it helps to remove extra liquid from the salsa.
  4. Spread salsa over hummus and then add remaining ingredients in the order listed: black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and jalapeño pepper.
  5. Combine chopped avocado pieces with lime juice in a small bowl and then add avocado to the dip. Sprinkle with crumbled queso fresco and fresh cilantro.
  6. Serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers or fresh veggies for dipping.

Notes

Simply leave the queso fresco out for a vegan dip!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 5g

Oh, and if you are attending or hosting a Super Bowl party this year you should totally check out Sabra’s Buy, Snap, Score promo. Between now and Feb. 15th, you can get a free $5 gift card when you buy Sabra products and Stacy’s pita chips together. Click here to learn more about it.

This post is sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co., but as always opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors what make EBF possible.

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  1. This sounds amazing! What a great idea. I love refried beans but look forward to trying this healthy version. I recently found the Sabra pico and I can’t get enough! I’ve been putting it on top of everything.

  2. Living in Texas I’m always on the lookout for good Mexican or Tex-Mex recipes. This looks like a great recipe for a Mexican dip that’s tasty yet healthy and natural. Plus, a good way to get your veggies. The hummus and black beans are a nice touch.

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