I love 7 layer, but I find the store-bought versions always load on the beans and olives (I hate olives and beans I enjoy but prefer not to pay for a 7 layer dip that is 70% beans)
This recipe is great... remember you can use plain sour cream and store-bought guacamole if you wish, but I prefer the sour-cream mix as it is more flavourful and the home-made guacamole because you can season it to taste.
The best part of making this yourself is you can put as much or as little (or none) of certain layers as you wish.
What you'll need:
- 2 cans of bean dip (or refrined beans)
- 1 cup onion (chopped, I prefer green onion as garnish on top but the recipe is regular inion mixed with or on top of beans)
- 1 1/2 cups guacamole dip (see recipe for home made here)
- Sour cream mix (see recipe here or use plain sour cream)
- 2 cup fresh plum tomatoes (chopped or diced)
- 6 ounces black olives (optional - I don't use)
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese (shredded/grated - you can use mexi-mix pre-shredded if you wish)
So easy you won't believe it! All you need to do is layer the ingredients above in the order you read them. For instance, place a nice layer of the bean dip on the bottom of a glass bowl, followed by a layer of the chopped onion, etc... You can also use Salsa instead of or together with tomatoes.
Your dip will look beautiful through the glass bowl and should be topped with the tomatoes, shredded cheese, olives (and green onion if you choose)