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This 7 Layer Dip recipe is made with beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions. It's easy to make and always a hit at parties!
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Seven Layer Dip

This 7 Layer Dip recipe is made with beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions. It's easy to make and always a hit at parties! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings (1/2 cup each)
Calories 246kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or 1 packet store-bought (see note 1)
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 avocados (see note 2)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • Salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 (3.8 ounce) can sliced olives drained (see note 3)
  • 2 scallions finely sliced
  • tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the beans and taco seasoning mix. Spread in the bottom of a medium glass bowl or baking dish, then top with the sour cream.
  • Halve avocados, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh. Mash the avocados with the lime juice and salt to taste (I like 1/2 teaspoon), then spread on top of the sour cream layer.
  • On top of the guacamole layer, add the shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions in that order. Serve immediately with tortilla chips or cover and chill until serving time.

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Notes

  1. Taco seasoning: to make your own taco seasoning, whisk together 1/4 cup chili powder, 2 tbsp. ground cumin, 1 tbsp. paprika, 2 tsp. ground coriander, 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (or less to taste), and salt to taste (I like 2 teaspoons). Use 2 tablespoons of this mix in the Seven Layer Dip recipe.
  2. Avocados: I stripped down guacamole down to its essence for this recipe, but feel free to make full-blown guacamole if you prefer.
  3. Olives: I love the flavor of canned black olives in this dip, but it's the easiest thing in the world to omit if you don't like them.
  4. Yield: One batch of this recipe should feed 12 people as a snack or appetizer. But the recipe is easy to scale up or down to fit the group.
  5. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  6. Make ahead: You can definitely make this recipe a few hours ahead, but any longer and the avocado layer may begin to brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (1/2 cup each) | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1mg