7 Layer Dip is not just for your fiesta…it’s loved all the time.
7 layer dip recipe
Mexican Seven Layer dip is pretty easy to make and it’s always a hit at every party. We love it on Cinco De Mayo, Super Bowl Sunday and pretty much at all the things. You really can customize it to make it your own.
What are the layers in 7 layer dip?
7 layer dip layers in order from bottom to top:
1- a can of refried beans (16oz. can)
2- a container of sour cream (16oz.) + taco seasoning (we love this homemade taco seasoning)
3- guacamole (easy guac recipe – it’s the best)
4- homemade salsa (easy blender salsa recipe)
5- a package of grated cheddar cheese or grated Mexican blend cheeses
6- quartered cherry tomatoes
7- a can of sliced black olives
8- green cilantro, pickled jalapeños and or minced green onions
Technically there are MORE than seven layers if you count all the things. The first few layers are a must, but when you get to the top layer it really can be customized to what you like…if you don’t like pickled jalapeños, cilantro or green onions, leave them out…or if you like some and not the others include them in.
We love these single serve seven layer dip cups inspired by Christy of The Girl Who Ate Everything. They are so colorful and cute!
What is the best layer of 7 layer dip?
I hate to play favorites, but the best layer is the sour cream and taco seasoning layer for sure! …with the guacamole layer a close second. Some don’t add taco seasoning to the sour cream, but it really makes the dip so full of flavor. Below you can see the sour cream layer with and without the taco seasoning.
Is 7 layer dip good for you?
Yes, seven layer dip is good for you in moderation. The refried beans, salsa, guacamole plus all the diced veggies on top provide a well balance of protein, fiber, healthy fats and more. On occasion I will serve 7 layer dip for dinner.
I have a picky eater at my house, and he happens to love 7 layer dip, so I am thrilled when he eats it because it has vegetables and so many things! It’s a way better option than some of his go to options.
7 layer dip 9×13
The cool thing about this recipe is that you really can make it any size container you choose. You can make seven layer dip in a 9×13 glass dish or you can make it in smaller rectangle dishes like we show here. OR for a fun party appetizer you can serve it in single serve plastic cups. This way you can make sure everyone has some and no worry about double dipping. We love to make two smaller batches this way one can stay chilled in the fridge and when the first 7 layer dip starts to look bad or empty you can bring out a new batch. Or if the one is not being eaten up, take the second one home untouched.
How long does Mexican seven layer dip last in the fridge?
7 layer dip can last a 3-5 days in the fridge. If you make smaller batches rather than one big 9×13, you really can enjoy it longer…when the first one is gone, there is a fresh new one chilled in the fridge. Quick Note…sometimes people make this dip with lettuce, but don’t make it with lettuce, the lettuce would be the first thing to go bad.
Mexican Seven Layer Dip
Mexican Seven Layer Dip is always a favorite at every get together. You really can customize it to your preference.
- 1 16oz. can refried beans
- 1 16oz. container sour cream
- 1 packet taco seasoning (or homemade taco seasoning)
- homemade salsa
- 1 package cheddar cheese or Mexican Cheese Blend grated
- 1 package cherry or grape tomatoes quartered
- 1 can black olives sliced
- 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
- 1/4 jar pickled jalapeños
- 2 stalks green onions (use mostly the white ends) minced
Layer #1: Open the can of refried beans and spread them in a thin layer on the bottom of your dish or dishes or plastic cups if you are making single serve 7 layer dip.
Layer #2: Open a container of sour cream. Give it a stir. Stir in a packet of taco seasoning or a homemade taco seasoning. Spread a layer of the seasoned sour cream onto the refried bean layer.
Layer #3: Spread a layer of guacamole onto the sour cream layer.
Layer #4: Spread a layer of salsa onto the guacamole layer.
Layer #5: Add the grated cheddar cheese or grated Mexican blend cheese.
Layer #6: Add quartered cherry tomatoes.
Layer: #7 Add sliced olives.
Layer #8: Add chopped cilantro, sliced pickled jalapeños and or minced green onion.
Cover with plastic wrap and keep cold in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips.
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MORE Mexican appetizers we LOVE:
–Homemade Blender Salsa
–Mini Baked Chicken Taquitos
–Fresh Mango Salsa
–Hot Corn Dip
–Easy Tortilla Rollups
–Pico De Gallo
–Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
–Sheet Pan Nachos