5-Layer Black Bean Dip with Tortilla Crisps

Turn your humble black bean soup into a fabulous 5-layer dip as you pile on delicious toppings!

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5-Layer Black Bean Dip with Tortilla Crisps

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 5
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Olga Miller


  • 1 pound dry black beans
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2-3 dried bay leaves
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon ground chipotle chili , to taste
  • 5 cups water , veggie, or chicken stock
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • cup of plain unsweetened yogurt or dairy-free alternative
  • 1 large avocado , pitted
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Half a small jalapeno pepper , chopped
  • A handful of cilantro leaves , plus more for garnishing
  • 1 ½ cups grape tomatoes , halved
  • 3 ounces queso fresco cheese or dairy-free alternative , crumbled
  • ½ medium red onion , thinly sliced


  • In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine the first 8 ingredients. Add water or stock and 1 teaspoon of salt; stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or until most of the water has evaporated; let cool and discard the bay leaves.
  • To make avocado crema, in a blender or food processor, combine yogurt, avocado, lime juice, jalapeno pepper and cilantro leaves; season with salt and pepper to taste and process until smooth.
  • To serve, mash the beans slightly and set in the bottom of four to six 12-oz glasses. Top with avocado crema, grape tomatoes, queso fresco and red onions. Garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve with tortilla crisps.


You will end up with leftover black beans base than 4 to 6. Double the quantities for the other layers if you are serving more guests or refrigerate beans for another use.


Nutrition Facts
5-Layer Black Bean Dip with Tortilla Crisps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 203mg8%
Potassium 881mg25%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1455IU29%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 243mg24%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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