I’m back with another recipe to share with you guys! This one is a real winner. It’s packed with protein, easy to make and perfect for football season! I made it for hubby and I to eat at half-time over the weekend during the OSU vs. Michigan game. Also, please note that I made an entire pan even though it’s just the two of us. Hello leftovers
So let’s talk about the layers in this dip. The first layer is beans. I added a protein punch to the beans by adding cottage cheese! You don’t taste it or see it because it’s pureed into the beans. The next layer is quinoa. I always seem to have extra quinoa sitting around in the fridge. It’s great in mexican dishes…and a great protein source…so why not?! Next is a layer of bell peppers and cheese. No explanation needed. Both delicious. Final layer is salsa. I used our favorite store-bought fresh salsa. If your salsa is liquidy like mine, you may want to drain it a bit before adding. After you repeat all those layers again, you stick it in the oven to bake. Then you top it with guacamole (which i add plain greek yogurt to for even more protein), green onions and hot sauce and dig in!
Can you handle that? I sure hope so…because you MUST try this dip! If you don’t have a 7 x 12 pan, because really- who does? Except for me…This would probably work just as well in a 9 x 9 pan.
Happy layering, friends!
Who’s coming over to help me eat this?!