7 Layer Dip

One of our good friends has his 30th birthday coming up (well actually, it was yesterday, but the party is tomorrow), and his wife has requested my 7 layer dip. I took this to the New Year’s party, where it disappeared in about fifteen minutes. I can’t claim it as my original recipe. My boss’s partner Cindy passed this recipe on to me after I begged for it following one of their parties (where it also disappeared with great rapidity).


  • 1 pt sour cream (I use light)
  • 1/2 pack taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans
  • black olives
  • green onions
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 haas avocados
  • your favorite salsa
  • lemon juice
  • cumin
  • cilantro
  • lettuce


  1. Puree the black beans (drained) with cilantro and cumin to taste (1/2 tsp each?). Layer on bottom of dish.
  2. For fresh guacamole pit and dice three avocados, add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa, a splash of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and cilantro. Mash well. Layer over bean puree.
  3. Mix 1/2 pack of taco seasoning with the pint of sour cream. Layer over guacamole.
  4. Layer shredded lettuce, then green onions, then 1 small can of drained, sliced black olives, and top off with a healthy layer of shredded cheddar (I find medium works best).

Serve with tortilla chips.

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