Mexican Dip – a classic 7-layer dip

Mexican Dip

Embark on a culinary adventure with the vibrant and flavorful Mexican 7-Layer Dip, a crowd-pleasing appetizer that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the heart of Mexico. This layered masterpiece features a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, making it an irresistible treat for any occasion.

Bean dip serves as the foundation of the dip; a layer of seasoned refried beans provides a savory base infused with a touch of smoky spice. Next, a layer of creamy avocado or guacamole dip adds a burst of freshness and a vibrant green hue, bringing the flavors of ripe avocados, tangy lime juice, and a touch of cilantro to life.  A layer of seasoned sour cream provides a cooling and tangy balance to the richness of the beans and guacamole. A scattering of ripe olives, whether black or green, adds a briny and salty dimension, bursting with flavor in every bite. A sprinkle of diced tomatoes introduces a touch of sweetness and juicy freshness, complementing the other flavors. Chopped green onions provide a sharp and zesty bite, adding a touch of herbaceousness to the dip.  Finally, A generous layer of sharp grated cheese, such as cheddar or Monterey Jack, tops off the dip, melting into a blanket of gooey goodness, enhancing the savory notes.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Tortilla Chips: The classic pairing for any Mexican dip, tortilla chips provide a delightful crunch and neutral flavor that allows the flavors of the dip to shine through.
  • Veggies: For a healthier alternative, use an assortment of colorful vegetables, such as sliced cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, or celery sticks, for dipping.
  • Pita Bread: Pita bread offers a soft and slightly chewy alternative to tortilla chips, contrasting the creamy dip nicely.

With its symphony of flavors and textures, the Mexican 7-Layer Dip is a culinary masterpiece that will transform any gathering into a fiesta of taste. Gather your ingredients, assemble your layers, and prepare to indulge in a culinary adventure that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Mexican Dip

Mexican Dip
A vintage typed recipe card for a classic 7-layer Mexican Dip. This dip is made with layers of bean dip, avocado dip, sour cream, ripe olives, chopped tomato, green onions, and grated cheese.
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  • 1 can bean dip
  • 1 carton avocado dip
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can ripe olives, chopped
  • tomato, finely chopped I choose one that is firm so it will not be too juicy.
  • green onions, finely chopped tops and bottom of onion, enough to cover dip
  • grated cheese I use sharp cheese.


  • Make a layered dip with the following:
  • 1 can bean dip.
  • 1 carton avocado dip.
  • 8-ounce sour cream mixed with one package of taco seasoning.
  • 1 can chopped ripe olives.
  • Finely chopped tomato, I choose one that is firm so it will not be too juicy.
  • Finely chopped green onions; top and bottom (enough to cover)
  • Grated cheese. I use sharp cheese
  • This needs to be made several hours before serving so it can mellow.

Kitchen Helper 2

Casserole 2
9x13 Casserole
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword 7 Layer Dip, Dip, Mexican

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