Seven Layer Taco Dip

Seven Layer Taco Dip is an essential (and yummy) party dish that I just can’t get enough of. It also reminds me of my mom for some odd reason. Perhaps because I have memories of her serving it when we had company when I was growing up. I hadn’t had it for YEARS, but was recently asked to bring a side to go with Mexican food and it fit the bill perfectly. I thought it was a pretty universally well-known recipe, but so many people asked me how I made it that I thought I’d share it here! Some people use lettuce or put the taco seasoning in the refried beans, but my mom never made it that way so I went with guacamole and taco seasoning in the sour cream. Once again, it didn’t disappoint! I was even asked to make it again the following week! This is one of those dips that you don’t want to leave yourself alone with – it’s highly addicting!

When I made it the first time, I actually made one with, and one without, olives. So one is a six layer dip, but who’s counting?!

Seven Layer Taco Dip

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1 16-oz. can refried beans

2 cups sour cream

1 pkg. taco seasoning mix

2 avocados, pitted, peeled and mashed

2 tsp lemon juice

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (or enough to cover dish)

4 green onions, diced

1/4 cup black olives, sliced

1 tomato, diced

Tortilla Chips

Spread beans in the bottom of a 10″ round or square clear glass dish; set aside. Combine sour cream and seasoning mix; spread over beans. Mix avocados, lemon juice and garlic; layer over sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; top with onions, olives and tomato. Serve with tortilla chips or eat with a spoon!

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