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Five Layer Bean Dip

Dive into this mouthwatering Layered Dip that's perfect for any gathering! With its creamy, zesty, and savory layers, it's a crowd-pleaser that'll have everyone coming back for more.

Tasty Team
92% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Five Layer Bean Dip

Under 30 minutes


for 6 servings

Bean Layer

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups black beans (340 g), cooked
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • fine sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Sour Cream Layer

  • 1 ¼ cups sour cream (290 g)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • fine sea salt, to taste

Avocado Layer

  • 4 avocados, chopped
  • ½ lime, zested
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • fine sea salt, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese (150 g)
  • 2 cups cherry tomato (400 g), chopped
  • ¾ cup black olive (100 g), sliced
  • ¾ cup scallion (75 g), sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaf (40 g), whole
  • tortilla chip, to serve
  • hot sauce, to serve

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 390
  • Fat 30g
  • Carbs 19g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 13g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large saucepan heat the oil. Add the shallot and garlic and sauté until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the black beans and mash until smooth. Season with ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Spread the bean mixture in an even layer over the bottom of a 9-inch (25-cm) clear glass dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the sour cream and lime juice and season with salt. Spread the sour cream mixture over the bean layer.
  5. In another medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice and zest, and season with salt. Spread the avocado mixture over the sour cream layer.
  6. Sprinkle with the cheese, tomatoes, olives, scallions, and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips and hot sauce.
  7. Enjoy!
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Five Layer Bean Dip