seven layer dip

happy siete de mayo! hope you had a fun weekend celebrating cinco de derby!

here’s one of my favorite dips i made for some guests this weekend. my secret? adding a dash of taco seasoning with every layer so the flavor is spread throughout – and using that instead of salt.

i apologize for posting this after the holiday, i’ll get better at posting these recipes before so you can enjoy them day of too 🙂

seven layer dip

prep time: 30 min | serves: a lot

what you need:

  • 1 can of refried beans (or black or pinto beans)
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 can black olives
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • chili powder, salt, pepper

it’s a lot, i know. seven layers. got it? cool.

make it happen:

  • layer 1: combine the beans, chili powder, and salt in a small bowl and mash up a bit – cover the bottom of your dish with it

layer one

  • layer 2: in a small bowl, stir together sour cream, greek yogurt, and taco seasoning
  • layer 3: cheese me.

layers two and three

  • layer 4: in a medium-sized bowl, make your guacamole. hint: trader joe’s carries these awesome little guacamole kits, so you don’t have to waste your time or money hunting down all the ingredients!
    • to make your guac, mash the avocados with 1/2 lime’s worth of juice, garlic, and salt. stir in some red onions, a diced tomato, cilantro, hot sauce.

TJ’s guac kit

guac things before you mash together

  • layer 5: salsa! i make my own quickly. in a medium bowl – combine the rest of the tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro

layer 5

  • layer 6: olives, scallions, cilantro!
  • layer 7: cheeeese!

layers six and seven

  • serve at room temperature with tortilla chips or corn chips.


now you may have leftovers, and some ideas for that include – taco salad! with lettuce and chips, side with enchiladas, on top of your tacos, etc etc etc.

enjoy. now you’re going to have to make this all summer long. you’re welcome.

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