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7 Layer Dip

Mexican 7 Layer Dip RecipeOur recipe for 7-Layer Dip is the perfect dish for a tasty lunch or a beautiful dish for entertaining.  This dip pairs great with Baked Tortilla Chips, and it's something the whole family can enjoy.  There are endless possibilities with this recipe: add diced avocado to the top of your dip or even a layer of MRC guacamole!  Whip this recipe up tonight and prepare for a flavor fiesta!

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. lean ground turkey breast
  • 8 oz. raw tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 oz. romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 8 oz. green peppers, chopped
  • 4 oz. low-fat cottage cheese (1%) 6 oz. on Meta-Slim Levels
  • 4 oz. jalapenos, seeds removed & chopped
  • 4 oz. green onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp. MRC taco seasoning (recipe included at the end of page) 
  • 2 Tbsp. water, separated
  • 10 oz. avocado, diced
  • Optional: Add 1.25 cups black beans (can be whole or smashed into "refried beans")

Directions:

  1. Cook ground turkey breast in a skillet until done, measure out 12 oz. & return to skillet.
  2. Add 1 tsp. MRC taco seasoning and 1 Tbsp. of water; remove from skillet and cool.
  3. In food processor, blend cottage cheese with 1 Tbsp. water & 1 tsp. MRC taco seasoning.
  4. If using black beans, placed cooked black beans in salad or mash black beans to create a "refried bean" layer.
  5. Chop all vegetables and layer in serving dish; divide into 5 equal portions.
  6. Add diced avocado just before serving.
  7. Serve cold.

Recommended layering order (starting with bottom layer):

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Black Beans (optional)
  • Green Onions
  • Green Peppers
  • Lean Ground Turkey Breast
  • Jalapenos
  • Lettuce
  • Raw Tomatoes
  • Avocado (add just before serving)

Makes 5 servings | One serving replaces: 4 oz. protein, 8 oz. vegetables, 1 healthy fat | If using black beans, replace 1 carbohydrate

MRC Taco Seasoning

Using an empty salt shaker, put equal amounts (or to your taste)

  • Paprika powder
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Mrs. Dash chili lime seasoning

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