Halloween Dip Recipe: Graveyard Goop

This frightfully delightful creamy dip with a hint of cumin and garlic will help ward off vampires and creatures of the night. Buttering and baking the flour tortillas will make the dipping ‘tombstones’ sweet and savoury.

Number of servings : 18

Prep time: 15

Cooking time: 8

Type of meal : | Hors d’oeuvres | Hors d’oeuvres

Special diet :


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup Canadian cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (50 mL) finely diced onion
1/4 cup 5% light, 10% half-and- half or 18% table cream
3/4 cup shredded Canadian Cheddar cheese
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 can ripe sliced olives, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup shredded romaine lettuce or baby spinach
4 small whole grain flour tortillas
1 tbsp butter, melted


1. In food processor, puree beans until fairly smooth. Add cream cheese, onions and cream and puree until smooth. Pulse in Cheddar cheese, garlic and cumin until combined. Spread into 9 or 10- inch (23 or 25 cm) pie plate and sprinkle olives in centre. Sprinkle lettuce around edges. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 400ûF (200ûC).Meanwhile, cut out ghostly shapes like tombstones, cats and pumpkins out of flour tortillas. Brush with butter and place on large baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes or until just golden. Let cool completely.

3. Place some of the toasted tortillas into the dip to create a graveyard scene and serve remaining alongside.

Cooking Tips: Serve with toasted tortillas and a variety of vegetable crudités.

Cover and refrigerate cheese mixture for up to 2 days. Sprinkle with olives and lettuce when ready to serve.

Toasted tortillas can be stored in resealable bag for up to 2 days.

Nutritional information:

Halloween Dip Recipe: Graveyard Goop
Print Recipe
Halloween Dip Recipe: Graveyard Goop
Print Recipe

More From Reader’s Digest

  • Kasha with Onions and MushroomsKasha with Onions and Mushrooms Number of servings : 4Prep time: Cooking time: Type of meal : | Side Dishes | Side DishesSpecial diet : Ingredients1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced2 tsp […] Posted in
  • Cheesy Penny WafersCheesy Penny Wafers These flaky wafers and cheese straws are lower in fat and cholesterol than their traditional cousins, thanks to the use of reduced-fat cheese. Posted in
  • Walnut Maple Pie Hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, or peanuts also work well in this delicious variation of pecan pie. Posted in
  • Super Simple Peanut Butter Cookies Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: Type of meal : | Cookies | CookiesSpecial diet : Ingredients1/2 cup (125 mL) butter or margarine, softened1/2 cup (125 mL) crunchy peanut […] Posted in
  • SnowballsSnowballs Show off these snowy treats in a clear plastic box decorated with sticker stars and a raffia ribbon. Posted in
  • Easy Ricotta CakeEasy Ricotta Cake Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: Type of meal : | Cakes | CakesSpecial diet : Ingredients2 containers, 475 g each ricotta cheese180 ml (3/4 cup) sugar180 ml (3/4 cup) […] Posted in