Hot Layered Taco Dip

This crowd-pleasing recipe is a favorite of Redmond Life team member Wendy Malan. She describes it as an “impressive side dish to any meal.” Starting with a hearty base of refried black beans seasoned with Real Salt Organic Taco Seasoning, this dip layers on the richness with a zesty cream cheese mixture, green chilies, and a blend of fresh veggies. Enjoy it with pita or tortilla chips. “Or skip the meal and eat it with a spoon. That’s what I do,” raves Wendy, “It’s so good!” 


  • 1 can refried black beans
  • 1 tsp. + 1 Tbsp. Real Salt Taco Seasoning, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 4 oz. can chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 can olives, divided (1/2 chopped, 1/2 sliced)
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1-2 Tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, sliced or chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Mix the refried beans with 1 tsp. taco seasoning. Spread the mixture over the bottom of a glass pie plate or an 8x8-inch pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, lime juice, chilies, garlic, and 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning. Mix until somewhat smooth. Add the onion, chopped olives, and 1 cup of cheese. Mix well.
  3. Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the bean layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
  4. Top the dip with the remaining cheese, sliced olives, avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro.
  5. Serve hot with tortilla chips and enjoy!

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Pamela Slafe

Thank you Mattie for your help today and my unexpected surprise. You are my angel of the day and look forward to trying your yummy spices. Bless you
Redmond Life replied:
I’ll send your kind words to Mattie on our CS team, Pamela. And thanks for giving our organic seasonings a try. We think you’ll love them!