Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip

Make this spicy Mexican dip your go-to dip for tailgate parties and casual entertaining. Just layer cream cheese, black bean dip and shredded cheese and top with your choice of onions, olives and tomatoes. Instead of layering the dip in one large serving dish, try making individual servings in clear plastic party cups.

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Prep time:10 Minutes


  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar spicy black bean dip
  • 1/2 (8-oz.) package shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Toppings: sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives
  • Assorted tortilla and corn chips


1. Layer cream cheese, dip, and cheese in a 1-qt. serving dish. Add toppings, and serve with chips.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Desert Pepper Trading Company Spicy Black Bean Dip.


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