Black Bean Salsa Dip Recipe
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Black Bean Salsa Dip

Tortilla Bowl and Tortilla Chips

14 (7-inch) flour tortillas, divided

1 egg white

2 package (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise

3 tablespoons Southwestern seasoning mix

2 green onions with tops, thinly sliced, divided

1 cup diced red bell pepper

1 can (3.25 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained and chopped

3/4 cup salsa

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (8.75 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

For tortilla bowl, preheat oven to 350F. Brush 5 of the tortillas with egg white. Using a pizza cutter, cut tortillas in half. With flat edges facing right, arrange tortillas, egg white side up, in an overlapping pinwheel pattern in deep dish pie plate (edges of tortillas will extend beyond edge of pie plate). Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to rack; cool completely.

For tortilla chips, increase oven temperature to 400F. Cut each remaining tortilla into 8 triangles; arrange in single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool completely. Repeat with remaining tortilla triangles.

For dip, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasoning mix in small bowl; whisk until smooth. Attach closed star tip to a decorator. Fill decorator with 1 cup of the cream cheese mixture; set aside. Spread remaining cream cheese mixture over bottom and halfway up sides of tortilla bowl.

Slice green onions using; set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish. Dice bell pepper & chop olives. In bowl, combine green onions, bell pepper, olives, salsa, garlic, beans and corn; mix well. Spoon half of the salsa mixture over cream cheese layer. Pipe half of the reserved cream cheese mixture in a zigzag pattern over salsa layer. Top with remaining salsa mixture. Pipe a decorative border around edge of bowl using decorator. Sprinkle with reserved green onions. To serve, place pie plate on a platter; arrange tortilla chips around edge of platter. Serve.

Yield: 24 servings

Nutrients per serving: (Light) (1/4 cup dip, 3 chips): Calories 110, Total Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 18 g, Protein 6 g, Sodium 420 mg, Fiber 2 g

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