Oh the 7 Layer Dip… every family has a recipe (at least where I come from they do) and some involved any multitude of layers and flavors. I personally want mine to be delicious, but we’re not reinventing the wheel here people! Meaning, I’m not doing everything from scratch (let’s save “scratch” for special occasions). Instead I buy ingredients pre-made then I doctor them up to my standards.
The base to any layer dip are the beans. I like to mix my can with some salsa to give it a little kick (yes this could count as two layers but since they’re mixed together we’ll let it slide).
If I had all the time in the world (and three additional arms) I would make the guacamole fresh but A: avocados are out of season and B: I don’t have time to shower let alone take 3 hours to make a dip so I opted instead for the pre-made variety. Then I added sour cream, fresh lemon juice and chili powder… I promise, no one knew the difference but if you have your heart set on the fresh kind check out this recipe HERE
Now layer your bean mixture in the bottom of a casserole dish. Add a second layer of the guacamole on top
Now it’s a layer of good old sour cream
Add a layer of cheese, I used a Mexican blend but I’m also a big fan of sharp cheddar.
White onion would work too but I love the red onion for the color. Chop it up and add a layer!
Lastly I topped everything off with some diced tomato, black olives and few green onions for color. Serve this up with tortilla chips and enjoy!!
Do I make 7 Layer dip the way you do? How is yours different, are there any layers I forgot?? Please share!!