Seven Layer Dip

Seven Layer Dip

We are going old-school today, with a seven layer dip straight out of the 80’s. Sometimes the classics are worth a revisit.

I like the spiciness turned up a notch, so I use spicy refried beans mixed with diced canned chiles. But since there are a lot of flavors going on in here, I stick with a simple guacamole: avocados, lime juice, and salt.

Technically, there are more than 7 ingredient layers in this chilled dip, but the olives, green onions, and diced jalapenos aren’t really distinct layers  so I count them all as one layer.

This makes an easy appetizer to assemble ahead of time and then pull out for the big game!


Seven Layer Dip

Seven Layer Dip

1 can spicy refried beans
1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles, undrained
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbs taco seasoning
___2 large avocados, coarsely mashed
___1 Tbs lime or lemon juice
___About ¼ tsp sea salt
1 cup salsa (I prefer a thick, chunky salsa)
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup diced tomatoes (drain excess liquid)
¼ cup sliced black olives, well drained
2 Tbs sliced green onions
2 Tbs diced or sliced jalapenos
Items for dipping:
___Tortilla chips
___Sliced vegetables (bell peppers, celery, carrots, pea pods)

In a small bowl, stir together the refried beans and green chiles. In a separate bowl, stir together the sour cream and taco seasoning.

Make guacamole: mix mashed avocado, lime juice, and salt.

In a clear glass straight-sided bowl, create the following layers:

  1. Refried beans mixture
  2. Guacamole
  3. Sour cream mixture
  4. Salsa
  5. Shredded cheddar cheese
  6. Diced tomatoes
  7. Sliced olives, green onions, and jalapenos

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips and/or sliced vegetables.


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