Bonanza Bean Dip


When you're looking for easy appetizers to serve a crowd, you can't go wrong with bean dip recipes. With its irresistible combination of fresh, colorful ingredients, this easy recipe should top your list!

Bonanza Bean Dip
Photo: Colleen Duffley
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 day
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 16 ounce can refried beans

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 recipe Lime Guacamole, below

  • 4 ounce cojita cheese, crumbled (1 cup) or 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream

  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1 2.25 ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives

  • ½ cup sliced green onions

  • cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • Green onion tops (optional)

  • Tortilla or Corn Chips

  • Lime Wedges

Lime Guacamole

  • 4 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and coarsely mashed

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (6 cloves)

  • 1 teaspoon shredded lime peel

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce


  1. In bowl combine beans and cayenne. In one half of bottom of 2-quart rectangular baking dish spread bean mixture in even layer. Spoon Lime Guacamole in other half, spreading evenly. Sprinkle both with cojita cheese. Spread sour cream over all. Cover; chill up to 24 hours.

  2. Before serving, sprinkle tomatoes, well-drained olives, and onions over sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tomatoes. Sprinkle onion tops. Pass lime wedges. Makes 8 to 10 (1/2 cup) servings.

Lime Guacamole

  1. In bowl combine avocados, tomato, onion, jalapeno, minced garlic, shredded lime peel; lime juice, salt, ground black pepper and bottled hot pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
26g Fat
22g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 20.7mg 103%
Calcium 222.1mg 17%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 762mg 16%
Folate, total 96.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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