Thursday, July 21, 2011

Seven (Eight? Nine?) Layer Dip

Summer is in full swing, and if the weather is any indication, right now is the peak. There are only so many ways you can beat the heat before you have to just give in. The best way to give in? Cold beverages and good food. The day before I left for Boston, we threw a big party, and I knew for certain there was one thing I needed on the menu: Seven Layer Dip.
My girl friends and I discovered this incredible dip at a holiday party years and years ago, and I think it has made an appearance at almost every get together since. Seriously, to die for. My only recommendation is making it in a shallow dish, more layers of flavor per bite! So crack open a Dos Equis and the tortilla chips and surrender to the heat with this cool, cheesey, creamy, crunchy dip!

1 oz package taco seasoning mix
16 oz can refried beans
1 package guacamole (or use your own recipe)
8 oz package cream cheese, softened
16 oz container sour cream
16 oz salsa
1 large tomato, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter. Top with guacamole. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese together until well blended. Spread over the refried beans. Top the layers with salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives.


S.V. said...

I will have to make this. Literally my mother was just at my house and was having a 7 layer dip with my son and she complained that it wasn't really 7 layers lol. This will make her very happy. :)

Tina @flourtrader said...

I always say no matter how many layers, if they are all good-thats what matters. This dip really looks like a winner-yum!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

WOW! Now that's a dip!! Looks sooo delicious! :)

Monet said...

I'm all about layered dips, and this one looks perfect for a hot summer day. Thank you for sharing with me tonight. As always, this looks so delicious. I hope you have a fun and joy-filled weekend. I'm going to be baking and enjoying this Texas heat! Hugs from Austin!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Mmmmm....I adore these yummy layered dips! This one looks amazing!

Meghan said...

hey jessie! all of your stuff looks soo good! i wanna try this dip in the very near future! i've been looking at your posts and my old teammate jordan bauman's over summer and i think you both have inspired me to re-start my old blog i started at PSU. p.s. also very exciting you're in Boston! One of my favorite cities..I guess after Philly. (although i secretly may like boston more!).haha hope all is well!