May 3, 2010

Delicious and Healthy Tex-Mex Dip


I know this picture just looks like a pile of mushy goo, but trust me, this stuff was awesome!! I was craving the traditional Tex-Mex 7-layer dip, but I didn't have the ingredients for that, so I dug around in my pantry and fridge and created my own super-flavorful, highly addictive Tex-Mex extravaganza. Try it!

2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
8 ounces vegan sour cream (I used Follow Your Heart brand)
1 packet taco seasoning (read ingredients - avoid MSG, dairy, and trans fats!)
1 cup store-bought or homemade guacamole
1 cup store-bought or homemade salsa
1 15-ounce can of vegetarian refried beans
1/2 cup shredded vegan cheddar
1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • Stir sour cream and taco mix together until well-blended.
  • In a medium casserole dish, layer ingredients in the following order:
    • rice
    • refried beans
    • salsa
    • guacamole (or "mockamole" - see below)
    • sour cream
    • shredded cheese 
    • black olives
  • Dip your favorite tortilla chips in and enjoy! Keep very well in the fridge, covered, for several days.
  • Perfect for a party!!
  • If you use my homemade salsa recipe, you'll be adding tons of extra fiber to an already fiber-rich dip via the addition of black beans.
  • If you want to make it even MORE fiber-rich, do what I did and make "mockamole" instead of the fatty traditional avocado stuff. I love avocados (they definitely have their health benefits too), and I LOVE guacamole. But I didn't have any avos on hand, so I mixed 1 1/2 cups of sweet green peas (I used frozen), a 15oz can of white kidney beans, about 1/4 C lime juice, 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, salt, pepper, and some fresh cilantro in the blender until smooth. I wouldn't recommend eating it straight if you're craving guacamole, but it works like a charm to replace missing guacamole in Tex-Mex recipes and adds a ton of extra fiber and vitamins! (Yep, that green stuff in the picture is actually mockamole. No one will know the difference.)

9 comments:

Kimberly said...

Yum! I'll have to try that mockamole. Sounds really good!

Melissa said...

Sounds delicious! We love Tex-Mex goodness like this!

Tanya said...

Holy deliciousness! I've gotta make this.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

omg that looks so hearty and delish!

p.s. i have a stevia give away going on, not sure if you use it.

saw tanya link you and i agree, you're an awesome lady :)

dreaminitvegan said...

This looks like really good mush to me!

JAS said...

yummo!

miss v said...

i love the unique addition of rice! sounds delish!

Anonymous said...

I just made this and it is the most amazing dip ever!! I say it's amazing because it's HEALTHY and super decadent! Thank you so much!!

PS- I also made the salsa and it was great! I added a little red wine vinegar just because I like it really tangy

Jennifer M. said...

Yay! That makes me happy! I'm glad you tried it - the picture looks so weird I was afraid no one would give it a chance.
=)