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Layered Three-Bean Bean Dip

The perfect make-ahead party dip with layers upon layers of deliciousness.

Bean Dip with Fritos in bowl

This bean dip is a great appetizer for a get-togethers especially when the attendees are hungry because with 3 different types of beans, this dip is hearty.

When I’m one of those hungry attendees I especially like it when there are appetizers that are more on the heavy side.

There’s no cooking required for this bean dip and it can be made ahead of time too.

If making this ahead of time, just make sure to wrap it in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator so the toppings don’t dry out and they keep their beautiful colors.

Since this dip is made with so many layers of delicious ingredients, it’s best if the chips that are served with this dip are fairly sturdy such as Fritos, tortilla chips or pita chips.

And feel free to customize the toppings on this dip too.

More recipes with beans you may like “Slow Cooker Garlic Pinto Bean Mash with Bacon“, “Easy Chicken with Black Beans” and “Cilantro Hummus“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Ingredients for Bean Dip

Refried beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, ground cumin, chili powder, pepper, sour cream, cheddar cheese, red onion, black olives, jalapeno, purple cabbage, cilantro, green onion, salsa and tomatoes

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Refried Beans in Bowl

In the bottom of a large shallow dish or pan (a cookie sheet with sides also works well for this), spread a thin layer of refried beans.

Garbanzo Beans in Colander

Drain the chickpeas and…

Chickpeas on Refried Beans

…top the refried beans with the chickpeas.

Chickpeas on Refried Beans

Sprinkle chili powder on top chickpeas and refried beans.

Garbanzo and Refried Beans in bowl

Then sprinkle the cumin powder over the beans.

Chopped Onion on cutting board

Finely chop the red onions and…

Garbanzo Beans in Bean Dip

…sprinkle the red onion over the beans.

Black Beans in Bowl

Then, drain the black beans…

3-Bean Bean Dip in bowl

…and add a layer of them to the dip.

Chopped Jalapeno on cutting board

Finely chop the jalapenos (remove the seeds if you prefer less heat).

Beans in Bean Dip in bowl

Sprinkle the jalapenos over the beans.

Three Bean Bean Dip

Super yum right here.

Sour Cream on Bean Dip

Spread the sour cream over the beans.

Sour Cream on Bean Dip

You may need to spread the sour cream on thick so that it will spread smoothly rather than lifting up the beans.

Salsa on Bean Dip in bowl

Spread a layer of salsa over the sour cream.

Cheese on Bean Dip in bowl

Top with the shredded cheese.

Cheese on Bean Dip in bowl

Sprinkle pepper on top of the cheese.

Shredded Purple Cabbage on board

Chop the red cabbage and…

Cheese on Bean Dip in bowl

…sprinkle the red cabbage on top of the cheese.

Chopped Tomato Cilantro Onion

Chop the tomatoes, cilantro and green onions.

Cheese on Bean Dip in bowl

Add a layer of tomatoes…

Bean Dip in Bowl

…sliced black olives…

Bean Dip in Bowl

…chopped cilantro…

Bean Dip in Bowl

…and chopped green onions.

Bean Dip in Bowl

If making this ahead of time, cover in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

Bean Dip in Bowl

Serve chilled or at room temperature with…

Bean Dip with Fritos

…sturdy chips like Fritos, tortilla chips, or pita chips.

Bean Dip in Bowl

Three Bean Bean Dip on chip


Three Bean Bean Dip in bowl

dig in and enjoy…

Three Bean Bean Dip on chip

every scrumptious bite.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Dip and Salsa Recipes You May Like:

Pico de Gallo

Homemade Salsa Verde

Easy Homemade Guacamole

Malt Vinegar Potato Chip Dip

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Bean Dip with Fritos

Three-Bean Bean Dip

The perfect make-ahead party dip with layers upon layers of deliciousness.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Bean Dip
Servings: 6


  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans drained
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup chopped purple cabbage (red cabbage)
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped green onions including the chives
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers stem and seeds removed; finely chopped
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • In the bottom of a large shallow dish or pan (a cookie sheet with sides also works well for this), spread a thin layer of refried beans.
  • On top of the refried beans, add a layer of garbanzo beans.  Sprinkle the chili powder and cumin powder on top of the beans.  Top with a layer of red onion, a layer of black beans, and a layer of jalapenos.
  • Next, spread a layer of sour cream and then a layer of salsa. Top with shredded cheese. Sprinkle pepper evenly on top of the cheese.
  • Add a layer of red cabbage, tomatoes, black olives, cilantro, and green onions. Serve with your favorite chips.
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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. My guys would go crazy for this one. The photos are fantastic.

  2. Oh wow does this ever look good…I could eat a plateful by myself 🙂

  3. gorgeous photography!

    saw you on kitchen artistry…love the dip and just gorg pics!

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  5. Such a vibrant & colorful dip! Loved it, will try making this very soon!!

  6. Thanks for this – it looks absolutely delicious. I think I’m going to make this for my B/F’s birthday meal! Who says other people’s birthday’s can’t be of benefit?! Love your blog.

    • You’re very welcome and thank you so much for visting. Sounds like a win win birthday idea! Thank you for the kind words. Have a great day!

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