Seven Layer Dip
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Seven Layer Dip is a classic party snack or football food. This version has a secret ingredient to make it a dip that is sure to get gobbled up by your guests.
Seven Layer Dip is one of those classic snacks for any party! It seems to be a crowd favorite, but this recipe has a special ingredient that I think makes it stand out from the other recipes.
Want to know what it is? Okay, it’s taco seasoning mixed in with sour cream and mayo. Dips that use sour cream, just need mayo in my opinion. It gives it more flavor and richness.
Everything else is just the 7 basics:
- Refried Beans – Did you know that refried beans aren’t naturally vegetarian? The difference is that regular refried beans are made with animal fats or lard. Vegetarian refried beans are made with plant fat/oil. So if you have friends that are vegetarian, you better buy the right beans so they can enjoy this dip!
- Guacamole – or pureed avocados
- Sour Cream – in this case mixed with taco seasoning and mayo
- Diced Tomatoes (or salsa)
- Sliced Olives
- Shredded Cheese
- Sliced Green Onions
This makes a crowd size amount of dip, so make sure you have friends to share it with! It’s heaping on my oblong plate!
Make this Seven Layer Dip for your next party or football/superbowl gathering!
Seven Layer Dip
- 1 (16oz) can refried beans
- 3 avocados or 1 1/4 cup guacamole
- 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice (omit if using guacamole)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (omit if using guacamole)
- 3/4 cup light sour cream
- 1/2 cup light mayo
- 3 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning or 1 store-bought packet
- 2 large tomatoes, diced (or 1 1/4 cup salsa)
- 1 (6oz) can medium black olives, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 green onions, sliced
- Spread refried beans on a LARGE plate or 10-inch pie dish.
- If you are using the avocados instead of guacamole, mix/puree them with the lemon/lime juice and sea salt. Drop by spoonfuls and spread over refried beans.
- In another bowl, mix the sour cream, mayo, and taco seasoning. Drop by spoonfuls and spread over avocados/guacamole.
- Layer the rest of the dip as follows: diced tomatoes/salsa, sliced olives, shredded cheese, and sliced green onions.
- Chill dip; tastes better when cold. Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
14 Comments on “Seven Layer Dip”
I’ve made this recipe for years! I’m expected to bring it to my family’s Christmas Eve gathering every year. I’ve also used bean dip as the base rather than refried beans, but either works well. It’s a great addition to a Mexican meal!
Nice! Will have to try the bean dip.
Can it be made a day ahead?
One day ahead would be fine. The whey might start to separate from the sour cream layer if it’s any longer than that.
This dip looks incredible, Amber!! I love the idea of adding taco seasoning for a spicy kick, that sounds fabulous!
You have to try it! So good!
My mom always made this with the taco seasoning! When I looked for a recipe (because I was never quite sure how much mayo & sour cream to add) I never found one quite like hers……. So I continued just “winging it.” But this is it and how my family has made it for years!!! The taco seasoning is a must! I actually use 1-2 packets of taco seasoning, depending on the “taste taste” I do at the time. Yumm-o!! Thanks for sharing!
Nice! I will have to try more than one packet next time!
I love a good layered taco-style dip and this looks absolutely fabulous! Definitely perfect for game-day!
I could go without all the other appetizers and have this dip alone. So good!
This dip sounds delicious. The addition of the cilantro sounds perfect!
Thanks Jen! It’s a good one!
Mmm I love seven layer dip. I’ve never tried making it with the taco seasoning and mayo, but now I think I need to!
So delicious and gives it a tiny spicy kick!