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Seven Layer Dip

Seven-layer dip is the ultimate party food with its delicious layers of refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, tomatoes, olives, and cheese. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips for a crowd-pleasing appetizer every time!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people


  • 7in. x 11in. serving dish


  • 1 16-ounce can refried beans,
  • 1 10-ounce can Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, drained
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4 large avocadoes
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 16-ounce jar chunky salsa (any brand), drained
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups shredded cheese, any combination of cheese you like
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small can sliced olives
  • 2-4 stalks green onion, (depending on size)
  • cilantro, rough chopped
  • 1 bag tortilla chips


Layer 1:

  • Drain the Rotel tomatoes and chilies. Mix with the refried beans and spread into an even layer on the bottom of your serving dish.

Layer 2:

  • Mix together the sour cream, the softened cream cheese, and the taco seasoning. Combine well and spread on top of the refried beans.

Layer 3:

  • Mash up the avocado and add the juice of one lime and salt. Combine well and add on top of the sour cream layer. **The easiest way to do this is to use a spoon to add 12 or so spoonfuls of avocado on top of the sour cream layer and gently even it out with a fork. Don't try to spread it because you will disturb the other layers.

Layer 4:

  • Drain the salsa in a colander so it's not so watery. Then using a spoon, gently add the salsa on top of the avocado layer. Carefully distribute the salsa evenly.

Layer 5:

  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the salsa.

Layer 6:

  • Chop up the tomatoes. Then add the chopped tomatoes and sliced olives evenly over the cheese.

Layer 7:

  • Chop the green onions and the cilantro, and sprinkle evenly over the top of the dip.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve with a bag of your favorite tortilla chips.


If you eat some of the dip and return it to the refrigerator, (covered of course), you may notice that the avocado that was exposed to air has turned darker. There is no harm in eating it. If it bothers you, just scrape away the exposed portion, and the rest should still be bright green.