Quick Mexi-Dip

I love 7-layered dip as an appetizer for parties and gatherings, but it can be labor intensive and expensive to make. So, I use a short-cut that is tasty and versatile. This Quick Mexi-Dip can be served with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh vegetables.

You can whip this up on an evening when you don't feel like making dinner, or include it at your next party. Kids love it too!

With Cinco de Mayo coming up soon and the long summer months ahead, this can be your go-to recipe.


1 8 oz. package of cream cheese - softened
1 12 oz. can black beans - drained
1 cup prepared salsa
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or use a Mexican cheese blend)


Cream the cream cheese with a hand mixer until soft.
Spread the cream cheese about 1/2 inch thick in a serving bowl
Layer beans, salsa and cheese on top


For a fresh salsa option - try chopping 2 medium tomatoes, 1 yellow onion and adding 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup green onions, 1 chopped garlic clove and a squirt of lime juice, plus salt and pepper to taste.

You can also add sliced avocado or guacamole between the cream cheese and beans, if you desire. Try black olives on top, too! So many options. Ole!

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