Hi friends! Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and of course for our work festivities I had to bring a 7 Layer Dip. Yummm…is there anything better than beans, salsa, sour cream and cheese all stacked up and served as a yummy dip? I contend there is not. But if you noticed by the title, I prefer an “Almost” 7 Layer Dip. Why? Oh a little thing called having babies.
Having babies? What does that have to do with 7 Layer Dip? Well if you’ve had kids you know that your tastes can change after kids. Right? Please tell me it’s not just me. After my second I have had issues with tomatoes. Is that so weird? Not cooked tomatoes, not tomatoes in salsa or IN foods, but if I can avoid raw tomatoes added into food dishes I do. And since I made this almost 7 Layer Dip – I did just that, left the tomatoes out.
But don’t worry – I assure you that this almost 7 Layer Dip is packed with just as much flavor! And guess what, if you’re a tomato-lover we can still be friends and you can still add some on top. Then you have the full-fledged 7 Layers in all their glory. Sound good? Well, any which way you go, this stuff IS good. And just when I think this is such a simple recipe that EVERYONE must know how to make it, I have someone ask me how I made it. So I’m sharing.
I’m sharing HERE. Why? Because honestly this blog is also my digital recipe file. Seriously. I made our favorite Santa Fe Soup for dinner tonight and I still Googled the recipe on my own blog. Is that weird? Probably. Will I keep doing it? Definitely. Ok, now back to the recipe…
- 30 oz can refried beans
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 8 oz chunky salsa
- 16 oz sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 4 oz sliced black olives
- 1 bunch green onions
- In a small bowl, mix together refried beans and packet of taco seasoning.
- In your casserole dish, smooth out the first layer of beans on the bottom.
- Top the bean layer with your chunky salsa.
- On top of the salsa, spread the sour cream.
- Now add your shredded cheese on top of the sour cream, and sprinkle your green onions and black olives on top. Enjoy!
And there you have it! A gloriously tasty “Almost 7 Layer Dip!” Again you can make it the full 7 by adding some tomatoes, but who wants to go and do that? Ok, maybe you. I’m ok with that. So head out and grab the ingredients today along with a bag of tortilla chips – I guarantee you’ll eat it all. Happy snacking!