Spicy Black Bean, Avocado, and Chipotle Salsa Layer Dip
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We’re always game for a layered dip!  This 3 decker beauty is built all in the Calphalon ActiveSense™ Blender, and the best part is there is no need to rinse the blender between blending each layer.

The New ActiveSense Technology senses the load of the ingredients and accurately adjusts the speed, blade direction, and blending time while taking into account the pre-set options for precise results every time. This blender doesn't need you!


Prep time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 6-8


For the Salsa Layer:

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/ 2 small red onion, diced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, minced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 small jalapeño, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/ 2 packed cilantro leaves and stems, roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Black peppercorns, freshly ground, to taste

For the Avocado Layer:

  • 2 avocados, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/ 2 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Pinch of ground cumin

For the Black Bean Layer:

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/ 2 small red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch of ground cumin

For Assembly and Serving:

  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips


  • Step 1

    Add all ingredients for salsa to the Calphalon ActiveSense™ Blender and set to ‘Salsa,’ thickness chunky. Once you’ve reached the desired texture, pour salsa into a bowl and set aside.

  • Step 2

    To the same blender container, add all the ingredients for the avocado layer and set to ‘Salsa’, thickness smooth. Process until you reach a smooth and creamy texture. Scrape avocado layer into a bowl and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Add all black bean layer ingredients to blender along with ¼ cup water and set to ‘Salsa’, thickness chunky. Process until you get a slightly chunky texture.

  • Step 4

    To a small casserole dish, add black bean dip and smooth into an even layer. Add cheese, then top with avocado cream. Top with salsa and serve with tortilla chips.