7 Layer Bean Dip
photo by Danny's Diner
- Ready In:
- 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled, cored, mashed
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- taco seasoning mix
- 2 (8 ounce) cans bean dip
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 bunch green onion, chopped
- 1 (3 ounce) can black olives (sliced or chopped)
- 1 (8 ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese
- Mix avocados, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, and taco seasoning mix.
- Layer ingredients as follows.
- Bottom layer: Bean Dip.
- Second layer: Avocado mixture.
- Third layer: Sour cream mixture.
- Fourth layer: Tomatoes.
- Fifth layer: Onions.
- Sixth layer: Olives.
- Seventh layer: Cheese (I like to use Colby Jack cheese).
- Top with extra sour cream/olives/salsa, etc. if desired.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
- **This seems to be a little bit better if you can chill it for a few hours or over night to let the flavors intensify**.
THIS SHOULD BE IN EVERYONE'S COOKBOOK. This colourful dip is usually "inhaled" at any party I have been to. In a pinch, when avocados are outrageously priced, I have either purchased frozen guacamole or left out that layer all together. It is still great. It is also nice to use a mixture of cheddar and jack cheese on top. I normally serve with a mixture of "blue", white and yellow tortilla chips. Great recipe!
This is the same recipe I've been making for many years. Every time I make it it gets devoured instantly. Absolutly the best. The only thing I do differently is to put the shredded cheese on right after the sour cream layer. Then I layer on the tomatoes, olives, and onions. I think it's prettier this way.
Simple and quick. I doubled the recipe for a potluck last night and put it in a 9 x 13 glass pan. I bought guacamole at the local Mexican food store, because it's so good. I layered it bean dip, guacamole, sour cream mixture, cheese, tomatoes, green onion, and added chilies, and cut down taco seasoning to 3/4 of a package. It took me less than 15 minutes to make and was a huge hit, gone to the last scoop.
Very good, although I made several small changes. I finely chop lettuce and use that instead of the guacamole layer. I use 1 can of refried beans instead of the 2 cans of bean dip. I use sliced green stuffed olives instead of black olives. I also adjust the amount of tomatoes, olives, green onions and cheese to our tastes. Thanks again for sharing.
My husband loves this stuff. I changed it up a bit by adding 1 pound ground beef mixed with taco seasoning mix, 16oz sour cream, 1 can of refried beans, instead of bean dip, 16oz chunky salsa instead of tomatoes and onion, and I actually make gucamole instead of just plain avocados. My husband made himself sick eating an entire batch almost all by himself. Great stuff.