8 LAYER DIP (a healthier version of the classic) (Adapted from Martha Stewart)

1 can (16 oz) low fat refried black beans
2 tsp lime juice
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup sour cream (I use light)
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chiles
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced small
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
2-3 scallions, chopped

Tortilla chips, for serving (Ideally use baked tortilla chips here)

In a medium bowl, combine beans, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons water; season with salt and pepper.

Transfer to a serving dish. Top with sour cream, cheese, chiles, tomatoes, avocado (adding a bit of salt and pepper on the tomatoes as well as the avocados, and sprinkle lemon juice on the avocado after the S&P), shredded lettuce, and scallions.

Serve with tortilla chips.

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