Spiderweb Nacho Spread Recipe
•2 cans (16 oz each) lowfat refried black or pinto beans
•1/4 cup chopped cilantro
•2 Tbsp lime juice
•1 Tbsp hot Mexican chili powder
•1 tsp minced garlic
•3 large plum tomatoes, sliced
•1 1/2 cups thick and chunky salsa
•1 cup (4 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend
•4 ripe Hass avocados
•3 Tbsp lime juice
•2 Tbsp minced red onion
•2 large jalapeno chiles, seeded and minced
•1 tsp salt
•1 cup reduced fat sour cream
•Decoration: a clean plastic toy spider
•Serve with: blue, yellow, red corn tortilla chips
1.Bean Layer: Scrape the mixture onto a 12- to 14-in. round serving plate and smooth into a 10-in. circle with a spatula. Arrange tomato slices around edge of bean layer to make a border.
2.Drain salsa in a strainer to get rid of excess juice. Spread over bean mixture, leaving some of the bean layer showing around the edge. Sprinkle cheese over salsa, leaving some of the salsa layer showing.
3.Guacamole: Halve avocados; remove seeds and spoon flesh into a medium bowl. Add lime juice, onion, jalapeños and salt, and mash until fairly smooth. Spoon over cheese layer and spread into an even layer.
4.Place sour cream in a ziptop bag; seal bag and snip a small tip off one corner. Pipe a spiderweb design over guacamole and onto the plate. Decorate with toy spider. Serve with tortilla chips.
5.You can make 4 hours ahead, cover and refrigerate.