Rule #319: When I dip, you dip, we dip.
I love me a good dip recipe. One of those go-to, tried-and-true, always-gonna-make-ya-happy dip recipes. This is one of those fellas. He’s always a hit, and he’s quite simple to whip together. Plus, you can throw it together ahead of time, chill it in the fridge, and have it ready for dippin’ time later. Here’s my fave Seven Layer Dip recipe.
Feel free to omit + add things as you see fit. I know not everyone loves olives or green onions, so feel free to leave those out (or just put them on half of the dip).
First, mix 1 can of refried beans with 1/2 package of taco seasoning.
Spread the mixture on the bottom of your serving dish.
Guacamole: the next layer.
You can do like I did this time and buy some good ole guac, or you can make it yourself using the recipe below!
Then layer on some sour cream.
Then ze salsa… we like this Organic brand from H-E-B. Feel free to go spicy, mild, red, green, whatever suits your Mexican Dip Fancy.
Then you layer on some diced tomatoes and green onions.
Next up are some sliced black olives.
Then, to really hit it home, a bunch of Mexican cheese. You can also switch up the cheese and the tomatoes + green onions layer to change the look of the dish. Let’s be real though, it all tastes the same in the end.
Seven Layer Dip
1 (15-oz.) container premade guacamole
[2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 ½ tbs. fresh lime juice (about half of one juicy lime)
¼ cup chopped cilantro
Garlic salt to taste (about 1/8 tsp.)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste (about 1/8 tsp.)]
1 (16-oz.) can refried beans
1/2 (1 oz.) package taco seasoning mix
1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
4 roma (plum) tomatoes, cored and diced OR 15 cherry tomatoes, quartered
3 green onions, chopped
1 (2.25-oz.) can sliced black olives, drained
1 1/2 cups (6 oz. bag) shredded Mexican-style cheese (cheddar/Monterey Jack)
If you’re making homemade guacamole, mash the avocados in a medium bowl with lime juice, cilantro, garlic salt, and pepper until well-blended.
In another bowl, mix in the taco seasoning with the refried beans.
Spread the refried beans on the bottom of your serving dish. Follow with guacamole, then sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, green onions, black olives, and cheese.