This was one of the best tasting things I’ve ever had, it was the first recipe I made from “The Kind Diet” and I look forward to making more.  One tip, make sure you check the nutritional facts on the non-dairy sour cream, I got Tofutti Original brand and although it tasted amazing I didn’t read the nutritional facts till I ate almost half of the dip and discovered that there were alot of trans fats in the sour cream which was super depressing because I ate so much and trans fats are so bad for you. I’m sure there is a different brand thats doesnt have trans fats, I just haven’t looked yet, other than that it was amazing.  

Recipe from “The Kind Diet” by Alicia Silverstone   This dip is quick, easy, and delicious—the perfect thing to bring to a party. Make it in a glass dish to display all the pretty layers. Great for meat-eating friends. Servings: Serves 8


  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 3 large avocados
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 containers (8 ounces) nondairy sour cream
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup diced mild green chiles , drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives , or more if you like
  • 5 tomatoes , chopped
  • 2 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese

Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread a layer of refried beans in the bottom of an 8x8 quart glass baking dish. Pit and peel the avocados, and place in a bowl. Mash the avocados together with the lime juice, and spread on top of the refried beans. Stir together the sour cream and taco seasoning, and spread over the avocado.

Sprinkle the chiles over the sour cream, and top with a layer of black olives. Add the tomatoes and sprinkle with the cheese. Heat the dip for 15 to 30 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is a bit melted.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note: We use Bearitos organic taco seasoning, but it does contain a touch of cane sugar. If you’re avoiding all white sugar, make your own by combining chili powder, ground cumin, onion powder, hot paprika or cayenne, and salt.


For chips, there are some pretty healthy baked organic tortilla chips on the market, but you can also make your own by cutting up Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas and baking them in the oven until crisp or dry-roasting them in a frying pan.

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