This easy 7 Layer Dip is always a HUGE hit at parties, potlucks, gameday, and reunions. Refried beans, avocados, sour cream, cheddar, Monterey Jack, black olives, tomatoes, and green onions combined with a few spices and herbs make this dip one of our all-time favorites. Serve with fresh tortilla chips, and watch this dip disappear.
No matter what time of the year it is, this dip is always a hot commodity and one of the first dishes to go. I love to serve this at our neighborhood get-togethers with Crispy Fried Mushrooms, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, and Buffalo Chicken Dip.
WHAT IS IN 7 LAYER DIP?
Refried beans – I personally liked the vegetarian kind best, but any can of refried beans will work.
Avocado – mixed with a few goodies, or in a pinch, you could pick up already prepared guacamole.
Sour cream – full fat or light
Cheese – finely shredded cheddar, Monterey Jack, or any Mexican blend
Black olives – sliced, of course
Tomatoes – grape, cherry, or Roma tomatoes.
Green onions – thinly sliced
This Tex Mex dip is layered with beans, avocado, sour cream, and cheese.
HOW TO MAKE 7 LAYER DIP:
Start by combining the refried beans, Rotel tomatoes, and taco seasoning in a medium bowl. Then spread the mixture in an even layer at the bottom of a casserole dish. Now mash the avocados, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, onion powder, salt, and cayenne in a small bowl. Then spread that over the bean layer. Now carefully spread the sour cream over the avocado layer. Then sprinkle the top with the finely shredded cheese, black olives, tomatoes, and green onions. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
7 Layer Dip has seven delicious and easy layers.
RECIPE NOTES AND HELPFUL TIPS:
For a change of taste, add a layer of salsa or a bit of salsa to the sour cream layer.
Make it a main meal and add a layer of cooked seasoned ground beef.
Any shredded Mexican-style cheese will work, including sharp cheddar cheese, Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, or Asadero Cheese.
For ultimate flavor, use fresh, not dried, cilantro.
Try different toppings like shredded lettuce, pickled jalapenos, Pico de Gallo, blackened corn, or diced bell peppers.
For a healthier option, substitute plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN YOU PREPARE THIS DIP?
This delicious dip can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Make sure to include the lime juice in the avocado layer, cover the dip with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.
Not only is this Mexican dip delicious it is pretty.
HOW LONG DOES 7 LAYER DIP LAST?
It is best to serve within 24 hours after preparing while the ingredients are fresher. However, if covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator, it will last up to 3 days. For best results, use fresh lime juice with the avocado to help prolong that beautiful green color.
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