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Sep 23

FAV 5: Recipe #2 – 7-Layer Dip

If you’ve been reading along for a while, you may remember the kick off of the FAV 5 recipe series which featured a family favorite, Corn Pudding!  Today I’m back to share another tried and true crowd pleaser that is the perfect appetizer for most any event … 7-Layer Dip.

I make this fairly often when we are getting together with friends, and I can’t think of a time when it isn’t all gone by the time the party is over.  That was the case last Sunday when I took it to a get-together we attended with other pastor’s families in our area.  It’s easy to make and colorfully pleasing to the eye as well.

Here’s the play-by-play creation process …

Ingredients:

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch dip mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce (I really just buy a bag of shredded lettuce and use it as one layer of the dip.  The measurement is an estimate.)
  • 8 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, drained

The first step is to prep the ingredients.  Mix together the sour cream and dip mix.  To me this dip mix is the heart of the entire recipe. Mmmmm … Don’t eat it yet!!!

Slice, dice, grate and drain the veggies and cheese.

Now the layering commences (I’m so excited!!!).  I use a fairly deep serving dish to hold all the layers.  Layer 1 is the refried beans.  Keep spreading until they are nice and smooth.

Top the beans with layer 2, the dip.

Layer 3 is shredded lettuce

followed by layer 4, the grated cheese.

Finish off (layers 5, 6 & 7 for those keeping count) with all the colorful chopped veggies, and you have created a FIESTA for your tastebuds!  Ole!

Thanks to Janet Liebenow who shared this recipe many years ago in a church cookbook!

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