Quick-and-Zesty Refried Bean Dip

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.

Cooking Light JULY 1999

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 18
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.6g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 73mg
  • Calcium: 14mg

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