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*From the ESBM TV Show*

Colossal, multi-layered Tex-Mex nacho dip.

Makes 15 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Per serving: 194 calories, 10 g total fat (3.7 g saturated fat), 8 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 5.3 g fiber, 23 mg cholesterol, 514 mg sodium

Yield: 15


First Layer (Bottom): Full o' Beans
1 can (19 oz / 540 ml) white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup light sour cream (5%)
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning

Second Layer: Easy Peasy Guacamole
1 cup frozen green sweet peas, thawed
1 can diced green chiles
3 large avocados
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup minced red onions
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Third Layer: Dreamy and Creamy
1 cup light sour cream (3% to 5%)
1 package (8 oz / 250 g) Philadelphia Brand Light Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese

Fourth Layer: Everybody Salsa!
2 cups medium salsa
1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro

Fifth Layer: Cheesy Decorations
1 cup packed grated light old (sharp) cheddar cheese (4 oz / 120 g)
1 1/2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1/3 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons minced black olives (optional)


First Layer (Bottom): Full o' Beans
Place beans, sour cream and taco seasoning in the bowl of a mini food processor and puree until smooth. Spread evenly over bottom of 8 x 11 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Cover and refrigerate with plastic wrap while you make second layer.

Second Layer: Easy Peasy Guacamole
Place peas and green chiles (with their liquid) in the bowl of a mini food processor and puree until completely smooth. Set aside.
Peel and pit avocados and place pieces in a large bowl. Toss with lime juice and garlic. Mash well using a potato masher. Add pureed peas and all remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread evenly over bean layer. Cover and refrigerate while you make third layer.

Third Layer: Dreamy and Creamy
In a medium bowl, stir together sour cream and cream cheese until well blended. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over guacamole.

Fourth Layer: Everybody Salsa!
Mix salsa and cilantro in a small bowl. Spread salsa over cream cheese layer.

Fifth Layer: Cheesy Decorations
Sprinkle grated cheddar evenly over salsa. Top with chopped lettuce, followed by red pepper, green onions and black olives (if using). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving. Serve with multigrain nacho chips.

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