The 7 Layer Dip is a classic American side dish based on a the classic recipe Tex-Mex Dip. It goes great at any party or BBQ you have!
This 7-layer dip is one of my favorite appetizer! It's loaded with flavor, taste amazing, and always a crowd favorite.
How to make 7 Layer Dip:
This Tex-Mex dip is super easy to make. So if you didn't know this dip is named after it's many layers. Let's count them up!
1. Refried beans
3. Sour Cream
7. Tomatoes and Olives.
So yup, 7 layers! That is how easy this is! Heavy layers on the bottom. Use the refried beans as a base and build up from there!
- Refried beans (1 can)
- Sour Cream
- Chunky Salsa
- Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)
- Iceberg Lettuce (shredded)
- Grape Tomatoes (sliced)
- Black Olives (sliced)
- Tortilla or Corn Chips for serving
Step One - Spread all the refried beans on the bottom of a serving dish. I used a tall edged clear baking pan.
Step Two - Spread on guacamole. I used store bought pre-made guacamole for this, but you can make your own if you want!
Step Three - Spread on sour cream.
Step Four - Spread on salsa.
Step Five - Top with shredded Monterey jack cheese.
Step Six - Top with shredded iceberg lettuce.
Step Seven - Top with sliced grape tomatoes and sliced black olives. Serve with tortilla or corn chips.
This dip is super easy to make, and very hearty and filling.
My husband definitely ate the leftovers as his "lunch." I hope you enjoy this dip, and let me know how you make this! I would love to hear some other ideas on a 7 layer dip.
What is the shelf life of this recipe?
So this 7 Layer Dip is very good, made with fresh vegetables, dairy, and guacamole.
Ideally this recipe should be eaten within 24-48 hours after making it.
If you do not enjoy this recipe in about 2 days, it will start getting soggy and the lettuce and sour cream will be adding extra moisture to the recipe.
It will not be very enjoyable then, unfortunately.
Can you freeze this dip?
No, I do not recommend freezing this recipe. Sour Cream, Cheese, and the Lettuce will not like the freezer, and it will ruin the dip. This is best enjoyed fresh.
Make sure you try my Cheesy Spinach Dip if you loved this dip recipe!
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- 16 oz refried beans (1 can)
- 12 oz guacamole
- 16 oz sour cream
- 16 oz chunky salsa
- 1 ½ cup Monterey jack cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup iceburg lettuce (shredded)
- ½ cup grape tomatoes (sliced)
- ¼ cup sliced black olives
- tortilla or corn chips for serving
- Spread all the refried beans on the bottom of a serving dish.
- Spread on guacamole.
- Spread on sour cream.
- Spread on salsa.
- Top with shredded Monterey jack cheese.
- Top with shredded iceberg lettuce.
- Top with sliced grape tomatoes and sliced black olives. Serve with tortilla or corn chips.