Bean Dip

Course Appetizer


  • 1/4 c Green Chilies, diced
  • 1/4 c Tomato Sauce -or- Mild Chili Salsa (green or red) 4 Green Onions, chopped
  • 1/4 ts To 1/2 ts Cumin
  • 1/2 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 30 oz Can Refried Beans


  • Keywords: Diabetic This dip makes a marvelous burrito filling.
  • Simply spoon the bean dip inside a warm tortilla and roll up.
  • For an even easier bean dip, combine several tablespoons of salsa with refried beans and serve with tortilla chips.
  • Low-Fat Cheese, freshly grated (optional) Combine chilies, tomato sauce, onions and seasonings in a saucepan and cook until onions are tender.
  • Add beans and cook approximately 8 minutes. Serve either hot or cold; top with grated low-fat cheese if desired. Yield: 16 servings, 4 cups One Serving = 4 tablespoons (without cheese) Calories: 76 Protein: 4 g Fat: 1 g Carbohydrate: 12 g Fiber: 6.4 g* Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 302 mg
  • Potassium: 262 mg Exchange: 1 Starch/Bread * Good source of dietary fiber Source: “The U.C.S.D. Healthy Diet for Diabetes, a Comprehensive Nutritional Guide and Cookbook,” by Susan Algert, M.S., R.D.; Barbara Grasse, R.D., C.D.E.; and Annie Durning, M.S., R.D. Shared by: Norman R. Brown


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