Que Pasa Amigos? While I wish my opening greeting to this post was a testament of the extraordinary linguistic skills I developed in the “Spanish for Beginners” class that I took in university, such is not the case. The only thing I seemed to have gotten out of it was a boost to my overall grade %. However it is in line with the theme of this post: la comida Mexicana (Mexican food).
Although I can’t remember the last time I actually ate an authentic Mexican meal, there’s nothing stopping me from attempting to recreate a few dishes at home. Of late, it seems to be one of the few cuisines which I constantly crave: fajita chicken & quinoa bowls, Waffizas, taco scrambled eggs, salsa as a salad topper…it doesn’t stop! My latest favorite is a layered dip made from refried beans.
Although fresh food is always touted as best, it’s impressive how much nutrition a can of refried beans packs away:
- Good source of fiber: 1 cup can provide you with 90% of your daily requirements
- Rich in protein: A serving provides 24g protein
- Mineral overload: It contains various minerals including iron, manganese, magnesium and potassium
Anyhow back to this dip. I’m going to go ahead and called it the Lazy Girl Layered Dip, given its simplicity:
It’s so easy that I feel like a cop-out even calling it a recipe, but it was too tasty not to share. Plus it pairs excellently with margaritas….you know, in case you plan on celebrating Cinco De Mayo on Saturday ;)! Just to note, I winged (wang/wung?) it with the ingredient quantities so use your discretion. Here’s a general gist of it:
Lazy Girl Layered Dip
- 1 can refried beans (I used a 435g of Old El Paso)
- Greek yogurt
- Salsa (again Old El Paso)
- 2 teaspoons Cumin
- Heat a can of refried beans with cumin powder stirred in.
- If the can has no added salt, add a pinch.
- Refrigerate beans until cool.
- In a glass dish, spoon in a layer of refried beans, salsa, and then Greek Yogurt. Repeat until ingredients are over.
- Serve with your choice of scoopers such as raw veggie sticks or tortilla chips.
**Note: If you have avocado, mash some up with garlic & lemon juice and add in a layer. Unfortunately I had none at home.
What’s your favorite Mexican dish?