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.)


Kimberly said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Tanya said...

Holy deliciousness! I've gotta make this.

Averie @ Averie Cooks 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...


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.