This dairy free enchilada dip is high protein, rich and flavorful. a hearty, satisfying, and low fat appetizer for any party table!
Dairy Free Enchilada Dip
Heading to a New Years Eve soirée?
Already planning your Oscar party menu?
Looking for something different for game day?
Enjoying a staycation for the rest of the year and want some serious comfort food - a seriously satisfying snack that is also protein and fiber rich and low fat?
This enchilada dip is totally that. All of those things.
Another brilliant aspect of this recipe? It is super quick and easy to make. Like, we are talking last minute stuff here.
We had some left over from a party recently (meaning, I reserved some for us in a small container and took the rest to the party...), and the next morning? We had Breakfast Tacos with Scramble and Enchilada Beans. So good.
This works as is for a meal, too. The first time I thought of enchilada dip as a thing, I made it for our dinner, as a test. We had this protein and fiber rich dip, some veggies and chips, and a salad. Super quick and easy dinner.
At that dinner, this dip was deemed party worthy.
It was also deemed that grated cheese is a terrific topping for this dip...
Red Enchilada Sauce was one of my first recipes on this blog. Unfortunately, it was lost in the big blog transfer of 2010, and isn't even found in the wayback machine. Bummer.
After sharing my Easy Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas, I have had several requests for my red sauce recipe - look for that soon.
I make my Easy Green Enchilada Sauce more often than the red, and I will be trying a verde version of this dip recipe soon too.
We have only shared this at one party so far, and it was well liked! Enchilada Dip is on our New Years Eve menu - since our NYE tradition is tamales, it fits the theme.
and yes. I am already planning my Oscar party menu...
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This tasty enchilada dip is high protein, rich and flavorful. a hearty, satisfying, and low fat appetizer for any party table!
- 1 yellow onion, peeled and diced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans
- 3 tablespoons aquafaba
- ⅓ cup roasted red peppers (from jar, drained)
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- ½ cup red enchilada sauce
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup cashew cream or dairy free plain yogurt, divided
- 2 fresh green onion, diced (as garnish)
- tortilla chips and fresh veggies, for dipping
- In large sauté pan over medium heat, combine onion, garlic, and 2 tablespoons water. Sauté until softened and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside.
- In blender or food processor, combine beans, 3 tablespoons aquafaba, roasted red peppers, tomato paste, sautéed onions and garlic. Blend at highest speed, using tamper tool or stopping to scrape sides. Blend until smooth.
- To the blended beans, add enchilada sauce, nutritional yeast, cumin, salt and pepper, and most of the cashew cream. (Reserve 2-3 tablespoons cashew cream to swirl as garnish before serving.) Pulse / blend to combine completely, scraping sides as needed.
- Transfer dip to serving bowl / bowls. Swirl reserved cashew cream on top, sprinkle with diced fresh green onion. Serve with tortilla chips and crudités.
dairy, egg, soy, oil, and gluten free, vegan
Serving Size:¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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I want to bring this to a party tomorrow. Should it be served warm or cold? Thanks!
Kristina Sloggett says
hi Beth! I usually serve this room temperature. I have warmed it up before, which is also good (just adding to a saucepan and warming a bit before adding the cashew cream / yogurt swirl). if you make ahead of time and are refrigerating until you take to the party, it should be fine to serve as is / up to room temperature.
I hope that helps - enjoy!
Thank you!! Can't wait to try this. Sounds so good!
When do you add the sautéed onions and garlic? Did I miss it in the directions? I made this today and blended them in with the nutritional yeast and spices.
Kristina Sloggett says
OH MY GOSH. thank you - I have updated the recipe to include the onions and garlic - you just add them as you did, perfect! (thank you.)
Alicia Pope says
OMG. I want to eat all of this right now. It looks so delicious!
This dip sounds so amazing! I can't wait to try it.
Delicious flavors! I love the smoky warmth from the roasted red peppers. My mouth is watering thinking about it!
Alisa Fleming says
I swooned over this dip the second I saw it Kristina - such a delicious idea!
Nicole Dawson says
As soon as I saw this, it was pinned! Can't wait to try it.
Jereann Zann says
Yum! I’ve never had a dip with this flavor combo. Looks delicious!
Yum! I love the use of roasted red peppers & cashew cream here. This sounds so tasty!