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Fiesta Appetizer

 Fiesta Appetizer
This dip is always a big hit with men—maybe because of the hearty blend of flavors. It stands up great as a leftover besides...if there's any left over. I was raised on a Montana ranch, and my grandmother taught me to cook when I was 10 years old. My husband and I (we have one married daughter) are retired now. To stay active, I bowl and do crafts. My collection of cookbooks keeps right
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 can (15 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips


  • Combine beans and taco seasoning. Spread mixture on a round 12-in.
  • serving platter. Mash avocados with lemon juice. Spread over beans.
  • Spread sour cream over avocado. Sprinkle olives, chilies, tomatoes,
  • onions and cheese over sour cream. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield:
  • 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 215 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 634 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.