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7 Layer Dip

7 Layer Dip

With the big football game this weekend I thought that I would try out some snacks for the big day. On the top of my list was the 7 layer dip which I had been wanting to try for a while. The 7 layer dip consists of seven layers as follows: refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, black olives, garnishes such as green onions. I looked at a bunch of recipes and I decided to go with the 7 layer dip by Elise on Simply Recipes. I liked the sound of serving the refried beans warm with the cheese melted on top. Between the refried beans, guacamole and salsa in a more standard recipe there are a lot of duplicated flavours. I liked that Elise's recipe called for simply sliced avocado instead of guacamole and chopped tomatoes instead of the salsa. Besides, it is less work to chop an avocado and a tomato that it is to make guacamole and salsa. :) Even though I made my own refried beans, the dip came together in almost no time. The 7 layer dip was so good!! I had a hard time not polishing it all off in one sitting and then I skipped dinner after. I really enjoyed the warm spiced refried beans and the melted cheese was nice and gooey and good. The rest of the flavours melted together to form a medley of warm, spicy, cheesy, hot, cool, refreshing and even crunchy from the tortilla chips that I served it with. It made me think of a deconstructed refried bean taco in dip form. I can't wait to make this again!

7 Layer Dip

The 7seven layer dip is classic party food and this is a lighter take on with plenty of fresh ingredients that sacrifices nothing in flavour!


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 1/4 water
  • 1 cup cheese (cheddar and jack work great), shredded
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 handful black olives.pitted and sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
Directions
  1. Heat the refried beans, chili powder and cumin in a pan adding water until they come to a consistency that is easily dip-able, about 1/4 cup.
  2. When the beans are nice and bubbling, spread them out on the bottom of your serving dish.
  3. Quickly sprinkle on the cheese so that it can melt and become gooey. (If it does not melt enough to your liking microwave it or place it under the broiler for a few minutes.)
  4. Toss the avocado in lime juice and sprinkle onto the dip, followed by the tomato, jalapenos, sour cream, olives and green onions.

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57 comments:

Helene said...

Ole Kevin, that sounds like the perfect Super Bowl appetizer. My teenagers would love this dip.

Annie said...

Of course it was good! You started from scratch and made your own refried beans! Looks yummy.

Beachlover said...

your ingredients sound so rich and creamy!! I'm sure give it a try!!

Meg Wolff said...

Wow, Kevin, this looks like my kind of Super Bowl food! (I came over from Astra Libris' blog)

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Wow, just the name already suggest a lot of work on it. Fortunately, the simplified used of tomatoes and avacado makes it a lot easier!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This is a classic that never gets old or boring!! Love this one anytime, anyday!!

Chez Us said...

Okay .... I love this dip, but this HAS got to be the best looking one I have ever seen! WOW! Great job capturing it .... can we come over!

Cheryl said...

My gosh that sounds delish!

Amy said...

That looks so good! I like how the veggies are big chunks.

Jan said...

Mmmm yum! I love refried beans and cheese. A great dip.

Jin Hooi said...

wow.. sounds delicious !!! will sure give it a try !!

Jamie said...

Oh wow I've died and gone to dip heaven. I want this, even if it means having to watch the Super Bowl!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Tex Mex food, so this dish has me drooling all over my keyboard ;-P! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Oooh I've had this dip once and loved it. Thanks for the recipe! :)

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Ooooh, fantastic. I can almost taste that from here!

Bellini Valli said...

Definitely love 7-Layer Dip. I enjoy the freshness of this dip using fresh tomatoes and avocado as well.

Sophie said...

This dip sounds delicious! This is good food when friends come over!

Jen said...

This is timely! I just bought all the ingredients to make a 7 layer dip this Sunday and then checked your site. I'll definitely give yours a try.

VeggieGirl said...

Perfect hearty dip!!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

This dip must be channeling through the blogs...I'm making this for superbowl tomorrow. It looks wonderful and I'm sure all my SB fans will gobble it right up.

ttfn300 said...

yum, perfect!!

Joanne said...

This looks really good. I wish I had the time to make it for me and my friends tomorrow but I'm already making dessert. However, who's to say you can't have 7-layer dip any day of the week...why can't we have Superbowl Monday or Superbowl Random-Day-In-February.

Kalyn said...

My sister makes 7-Layer dip every time we have a family party. I think your version looks better though!

Foxglove said...

7 layer dip definitely makes me drool~ i wannt dip some tortilla chips into it!!

Dawn said...

that would be ONE serving: for me. this is what 7-layer dip should look like.

Gina said...

A favorite of ours...great pic!!

Jeanine said...

That is something I would LOVE! Your dip looks fantastic!

biz319 said...

I love this dip - love that the avocado is sliced too.

Sylvie said...

I'd happily skip dinner for a bowl of that with some tortilla chips as well.

veggie belly said...

Oh my gosh, that looks gorgeous! I love sevel layer dip with lots of olives!

Natashya said...

That does look good! All you need are a some tortilla chips and a couple of Coronas to go with it!

meeso said...

Looks better than what I usually see, Usually this dip never interests me, but yours certainly does!

giz said...

How will you even watch the game with this in front of you. I'd probably be face down in the bowl.

Ben said...

Nice! I bet that dip will be a winner on Super Bowl day.

ksuicide said...

I love this dip. I find it to be an adequate meal, and usually eat it as such when the other half is out of town.

You are right about cutting up tomatoes and avocados for it though. I think it makes a ton of difference flavor wise.

Are you rooting for anyone in the Superbowl?

~cheers

Nirvana said...

Hi Kevin! This is perfect for watching the super bowl! Enjoy! :)

duodishes said...

Yummy, yummy dip. Looks like we've all got Super Bowl dishes on mind this week. :)

elly said...

I LOVE 7 layer dip. This one looks so great!

Millie said...

Ah yes, the seven layer dip! I love the chopped avocado and tomatoes idea, as well as, the warm beans. I'm going to make this for the game and your hot onion dip too. Your pic makes me want it right now.

Hayley said...

I absolutely love dips with refried beans. This looks amazing, thanks for sharing!

Holler said...

What a great idea Kevin! I can just imagine the flavours of this. Brilliant :P

Not Another Omnivore said...

Amazing!

NAOmni

PaniniKathy said...

This is my all-time favorite dip. My mom used to make it for me to bring for school events - I never came home with any leftovers!

Katrina said...

Your food and photos all look SOOO good, Kevin! Can I come over? I'll bring cookies! ;)

pigpigscorner said...

This dip sounds amazing! I am bookmarking this too!

Jeanne said...

Mmm, almost makes me want to move to the US especially to experience Superbowl snacks :) I love the sound of this dip - I've heard of seven layer salad but never seven layer dip before...

Soma said...

What a wonderful looking dip! with all the goodness in it!

Yasmeen said...

very refreshing and totally fulfilling.

Aysegul ~ NY's Delight said...

Delish! I can just taste this! Great for Super Bowl!

bobby said...

I should have made this for the superbowl! It looks great... I have been wanting to try the seven layer dip for along time.

kamailesfood said...

I'm a fan of 7 layer dip. Cheesy, melty, crunchy goodness.

Maris said...

This looks so good! I've come across a lot of recipes for 7 Layer Dip but this really has all of the essential ingredients!

heidileon said...

oh Lord! I will kill to eat this!! Some of my favorite stuff: guacamole and refried beansssss....wow....that's a touchdown!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing this one Kevin. A friend of mine made an amazing layered dip and I've been searching around for a recipe. Will try this for sure with my homemade refried beans.

Amanda said...

this really looks good, going to try this one!

LV said...

I made this for a picnic and it was a HUGE hit. I always try to make something delicious for get-togethers, but rarely have one of my efforts been so praised. Thanks Kevin!

Deepa Jain said...

I add a spoon of fresh salsa too on the dip it tastes really good

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