4 Layer Southwestern Dip
1 15 oz can black beans, drained
1 - 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 clove garlic, peeled
2 ripe avacados
salt to taste
juice of one lime
1 large ripe tomato diced or 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese (This is a crumbly Mexican cheese similar to feta ) Substitute shredded cheese of your choice if you prefer
In food processor puree beans, garlic, and chipotles.
Spread onto platter and even out with spatula. Mash avocados with the lime juice, add a dash of garlic powder to taste and season with salt. Carefully spread over bean layer. Spread tomatoes over avpcado layer, then sprinkle with cheese.
Serve with tortilla chips for dipping, choose sturdy ones.
Note: I like to add some chopped cilantro to the top layer if I have it, and also diced green onions or diced sweet onion if I am using the diced tomato. If you use salsa you don't need to add this stuff.