I love a good dip. There are some dips that are so delicious and filling that you can make a meal out them. This 7 Layer Dip is definitely a dip that is tasty and satisfying and perfect for those days in summer when you don't feel like turning on the stove. What I love about this dip is that it is perfect for parties and potlucks. I usually make this in a large dish, but this works fantastic in individual servings too. Use the freshest ingredients you can find and this will be a hit everytime:-)
Everything is a little better with cheese, right?
Fresh tomato, green onion, cilantro and avocado make this extra delicious
Chop the veggies and set them aside for a moment
Start with a layer of refried beans and spread it in a dish or layer in glasses if you are doing individual servings
The next layer is guacamole made from the fresh avocados with a hint of cilantro, tomatoes and green onion
A layer of sour cream mixed with cream cheese and taco seasoning adds a bit of tang and great flavor
And that gets topped with a mixture of Roma tomatoes and your favorite chunky salsa
Add a generous sprinkling of shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar
And now add black olives and more cheddar cheese
And here is the end result:-) Of course, the larger pan will not look like this, but you can get a similar effect with a trifle bowl.
1 Package Taco Seasoning Mix
1 16 ounce can refried beans
1 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese
1 8 ounce container of sour cream
1-2 cups guacamole (recipe here, or you can just mash your avocados and season with lime juice, cayenne and salt)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup chunky salsa
2 Roma Tomatoes diced
1/2 bunch chopped green onions
1 can sliced black olives drained
1 cup shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar Cheese
In medium bowl, mash the avocados, stir in lime juice and salt and then mix in garlic, cilantro, pepper and salt
In a medium bowl, mix half the taco seasoning and the refried beans. Save the remaining taco seasoning and spread the bean mixture onto a serving platter or layer it in an 8 ounce tumbler for individual servings.
Combine the remaining taco seasoning with the sour cream and cream cheese and set aside.
Add the guacamole layer. Next, spread the sour cream layer over the guacamole.
Mix the chopped Roma tomatoes with the chunky salsa, green onions and cilantro. Add the tomato layer over the sour cream.
Add the cheese and olives. If you are making individual servings, use approximately 2 generous tablespoons of each layer.