Quick-and-Zesty Refried Bean Dip

This easy refried bean dip makes for a delicious, healthy appetizer.  Once it's hot, stir in shredded sharp cheddar cheese and cilantro, and serve with your choice of tortilla chips.


1 3/4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon).

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Nutritional Information

Calories 18
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 2.6 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 73 mg
Calcium 14 mg


1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons bottled salsa
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 (16-ounce) can fat-free refried beans
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan; cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add cilantro and cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Serve warm.

Kristi Nilles, Newport Beach,California,

Cooking Light

July 1999
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