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Mexican 7 Layer Dip

Mexican 7 Layer Dip

Quick and easy Mexican 7 layer dip – takes minutes to make and is an absolutely fantastic appetizer or snack. Everyone will love this!

Mexican 7 Layer Dip - Quick and easy Mexican 7 layer dip - takes minutes to make and is an absolutely fantastic appetizer or snack. Everyone will love this!

You know how when you’re a kid, there are all sorts of foods that you think are absolutely awful, and then you grow up and realize that they’re actually the best thing ever?  Yeah, this Mexican 7 layer dip is that food.

I said the same thing about guacamole, and so I guess it’s not really a surprise that 7 layer dip was like that for me too.  It does use guacamole in it and all.  My kids won’t touch this stuff.  They’re totally crazy.  But then, I wouldn’t have when I was a kid either.

To be honest though, I don’t know if I even tried 7 layer dip until I was in my twenties.  I feel like I missed out on a lot of years of enjoying a fabulous appetizer!

Mexican 7 Layer Dip - Quick and easy Mexican 7 layer dip - takes minutes to make and is an absolutely fantastic appetizer or snack. Everyone will love this!

If you’ve never made 7 layer dip, it is seriously the easiest appetizer in the entire world.  It typically starts with refried beans for the bottom layer, but, um….I don’t like them.  That’s one of those things that did not change when I grew up.  Still hate ’em.  But black beans I like, so that’s what I use, and I think it’s better that way!  I also use homemade guacamole, but have also just used chopped up avocado instead and that is still really good.

This dip is basically just spreading a bunch of different ingredients into a dish and voila – an amazing appetizer.  Or meal.  Whatever.  We’re not above just sitting down with this dip and some tortilla chips for supper.

Also, if you want to add a few other things and make it even more layers, that’s great too.  I’ve made it with more things in it, throwing in corn, chopped tomatoes, green onions, and anything else that can work with Mexican food that I happen to have lying around.  It’s all good.  But for the recipe I stuck with my favourite seven things.

It is Mexican 7 layer dip after all.  And it’s fantastic.

Mexican 7 Layer Dip - Quick and easy Mexican 7 layer dip - takes minutes to make and is an absolutely fantastic appetizer or snack. Everyone will love this!

Yield: serves 8-10

Mexican 7 Layer Dip

Mexican 7 Layer Dip

Quick and easy Mexican 7 layer dip - takes minutes to make and is an absolutely fantastic appetizer or snack. Everyone will love this!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced

Instructions

  1. Place the black beans in an 8 or 9 inch baking dish (I used a 9 inch round dish, but an 8x8 inch square dish works just as well).
  2. Mash the beans with a fork and spread them to cover the bottom of the dish.
  3. Spread the sour cream on top of the beans, then the salsa, then the guacamole.
  4. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over top of the guacamole layer and top with the chopped bell pepper and black olives.
  5. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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