Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo ... so I thought I'd share a 7-Layer Dip recipe that I made last week for Bunco. My intention was to serve the dip in individual clear plastic containers. {Of course, I found the idea on Pinterest ... which led me to a blog called: The Girl Who Are Everything! You can find the recipe there, too!!I loved the idea of individual servings ... which are festive and fun! Plus, you don't have to worry about double-dipping!! 

Individual Seven-Layer Dips

Makes about 8 individual dips

1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 cup guacamole 
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup chunky salsa or pico de gallo
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 (2.25 ounce) can of sliced olives, drained
9 ounce plastic tumblers
tortilla chips

In a small bowl mix taco seasoning with refried beans. Some people prefer to mix their taco seasoning with the sour cream layer but I wanted a bright white layer so I did it with the beans.

Here's how the layers are assembled:
Layer 1: beans and taco seasoning
Layer 2: sour cream
Layer 3: guacamole
Layer 4: salsa or pico de gallo
Layer 5: cheese
Layer 6: tomatoes
Layer 7: green onions and olives

In each plastic glass, layer about 2 Tablespoons of the beans, followed by 2 Tablespoons of sour cream, 2 Tablespoons of guacamole, 2 Tablespoons of salsa or pico de gallo, and 2 Tablespoons of cheese. Make sure you drain your salsa or pico to get the excess liquid out before you pour it on. Then top with about 1-2 teaspoons of tomatoes, olives, and green onion (If making ahead of time, wait to add these toppings until shortly before serving).

Garnish with one tortilla chip. Store in the refrigerator until serving and serve with chips. Makes around 8 individual dips.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
♥ Vicki

1 comment:

Hillcresthome Prims said...

YUMMY, great idea to serve it in everyone's own cup.
I love it and will be doing the same thing.
Thanks for the idea!
May Blessings,