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7-Layer Dip

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This is a great dip for parties because it can be made in advance and can be left at room temperature, not to mention it’s delicious!  I made this with some crockpot refried beans for a potluck at Den’s work and they gobbled it up, leaving me with only the tiny separate dish I had made along with it for myself:

Isn’t it cute? 

To make your dip, take some refried beans and spread them in the bottom of your dish:

Then spread on some mashed avocado:


Next comes the ‘maters:

And the taco sour cream:

Some cheese (of course!) and black olives (forgot to take a pic of just the cheese layer):

And green onions:

Easy peasy!  Now dig in.

7-Layer Dip
Printable recipe

1 lb. crockpot refried beans (about 2 cups)
3 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 medium tomatoes, diced & drained in a colander
1 (16-oz) tub sour cream
3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix (or 1 envelope taco seasoning)
Salt to taste
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 bunch green onions, chopped

Spread the beans in the bottom of a 9×13 dish. Mash the avocados and stir in the lime juice, salt & pepper. Spread over the beans.  Sprinkle the diced tomato over the avocado. Mix the sour cream with the taco seasoning, adding salt to taste if necessary, and spread over the tomatoes. Sprinkle the cheese, then the olives & the green onions. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. This looks great, I make a similar recipe. I have to laugh too, I think you and I are the only people that say one ‘bunch’ of green onions. I always see 2 green onions or 3 green onions…what’s that? Use a bunch, that’s how they come! ;)

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    • That’s funny! I never thought about it before. I do like recipes that call for a whole thing of green onions or parsley or cilantro b/c otherwise I might not use them all before they go bad.

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  2. I love that your seven layer looks so fresh and delicious.

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  3. Veronica – I am totally making your refried beans for Monday – we are doing marinated flank steak and having a taco fiesta!

    I may have to make this too!

    Have you tried guacahummus from Trader Joe’s? Only 50 calories for 2 tablespoons – so good!

    Happy Friday!!

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    • Oh, how I wish there were a Trader Joe’s near me! There are so many things I’d like to try–that guacahummus among them! Have fun with your taco fiesta–sounds delicious!

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  4. Hee, so there are other ways to use refried beans!! Loving the layers…and the color of the mushed avocados!
    Can you bake it too?

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    • Why didn’t I think of that?! I’m not 100% sure it would work since there’s fresh avocado & tomatoes that head might mess with, but baking it would definitely make the beans softer and the cheese melt. I think it would be good that way…and I think I’d add in another layer of cheese just for the wonderful gooey effect!

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  5. you have made me soooo hungry right now, I think could eat that whole tray of dip!! Just fry me up some fresh nacho chips and I would be in heaven!

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  6. I made a dip similar to this for the Superbowl and it was a huge hit! I’m craving it again now. ;) I hope you’re having a fabulous holdiay weekend, Veronica!

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    • I remember your Superbowl party blog but forgot you made a dip like this! I went back to look at it and it looks almost exactly the same! I like that you combined black beans with salsa for one of the layers.

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  7. I have always wanted to make this.. now i have no excuse!

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  8. Wonderful, I’d really like to taste that. Like right now!!! :) Petra

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  10. This looks like excellent dip! I just found your blog through Biz and I love it! I’ll be following, thanks!

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  11. YUM! Can’t wait to try this!

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by my site… And sorry I stole the blog name out from under you!

    This dip looks wonderful… My husband and I both love Mexican flavors, so I know we would love this. I will definitely be giving it a try. :)

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    • Haha–you didn’t steal it–you just got it before me! And all of the ideas I had were already taken but thankfully I have a clever husband who came up with the name I use now.

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  13. I love 7 layer dip!!

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