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Colorful Mexican 7 Layer Bean Dip

7 layer bean dip recipes are so easy to make and you can serve them at any kind of party or buffet. This 7 layer bean dip recipe takes mere minutes to put together and it is served with the tortilla chips around the outside for dipping. The seven layers are refried beans, picante sauce, lettuce, sour cream with tomatoes and onion, guacamole and black olives. You can serve the refried beans hot if you want. The combination of the warm beans and the chilled ingredients is good.

This Mexican 7 layer bean dip can be finished off with a generous handful of grated Mexican blend cheese if you want (although it would then be an 8 layer bean dip!) You can also alter any of the other ingredients. Use mild or hot picante sauce, as you prefer. This is a wonderful dip recipe and you can double or even triple this recipe if you have a lot of people to feed. You can use homemade guacamole or store-bought guacamole, depending on how much time you want to spend making this recipe. If you are looking for Cinco de Mayo appetizer recipes it might be worth making your own guacamole, just to give the 7 layer bean dip an extra special flavor.

Ever since the invention of 7 layer bean dip, it has been one of the most popular cold dip recipes ever. This is largely because it looks so appetizing and colorful and also because you can get seven different flavors at once when you scoop some of this dip up with a tortilla chip. If you want to know how to put together a 7 layer bean dip, it is really easy. You simply add the different layers one at a time and serve it with tortilla chips.

How to Put Together a 7 Layer Bean Dip
Summary: This dip is colorful and it combines a range of south of the border flavors. Serve this with corn chips or tortilla chips. Perhaps present it in a clear bowl.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Dip Recipe
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 big can refried beans
  • 1 big jar picante sauce
  • 1 big carton sour cream
  • 2 cartons guacamole
  • 3 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 1 package tortilla chips
  • ¼ head lettuce, chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives
  1. Arrange the tortilla chips around the outside of a serving bowl.
  2. Warm the refried beans and add them to the bowl.
  3. Pour the picante sauce over the top, followed by the guacamole.
  4. Scatter the lettuce over the guacamole.
  5. Stir the tomatoes, red onion, and sour cream together and spoon this mixture over the lettuce.
  6. Sprinkle the black olives over the top and serve immediately.

Photo Description:

You can see from the photo that this is one of our most colorful and appealing holiday appetizer recipes. The refried bean layer forms the base of this delicious Mexican dip and the olives, sour cream, tomatoes, onion and more make up the tasty layers. Serving the tortilla chips in the bowl means that people can pick one out and scoop out the dip. If you do not have such a big serving bowl though, you can serve the tortilla chips in a separate bowl. This Mexican 7 layer bean dip is great for buffets, parties or even picnics if you keep the container upright.

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