The Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip

 

Whether it’s football game day in the fall or winter, there’s nothing better than wandering over to the food table and finding the best Mexican 7 layer dip. It’s the best I’ve ever had!

 

Mexican 7 Layer dip is refried beans, guacamole, southwest ranch, cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Alright, you’ve been assigned a dip or appetizer and you just don’t have time to slave over something extravagant, but you also want to show up having shown a little more effort than just a bag of pretzels. Introducing the Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip. That’s right, this version is better than any other.

 

Whether it's football game day in the fall or winter, there's nothing better than wandering over to the food table and finding the better Mexican 7 layer dip. It's the best I've ever had! ohsweetbasil.com

 

We’ve teamed up with Marzetti to share a simple Veggie Dip recipe that will have your guests devouring, and even begging for more of your recipe at the next game day party with all of your favorite people.

 

 

What is the Best 7 Layer Dip

Mexican 7 Layer Dip is basically the same everywhere, refried beans- typically pinto, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, salsa or tomatoes, olives and green onions.

 

I had my very first 7 Layer Dip from a friend in high school, Steffanie Leopard who totally rocked it at a Young Women’s get together (girls ages 12-18) from my church. We all sat down and dug in, absolutely loving every bite. Oh to be young and not think a moment about what we are eating.

 

Our Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip takes things to a whole new level. I mean, we love the original, but I was missing some flavor and on a whim I decided that you know what, even if this isn’t what the rest of the blogosphere is doing, if it’s the best Mexican 7 layer dip then who cares if it’s different as long as it’s awesome!

 

Mexican 7 Layer dip is refried beans, guacamole, southwest ranch, cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions! ohsweetbasil.com

 

 

The Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip

Alright, so our traditional bottom layer of beans is still there. We start off with refried pinto beans which we throw in our Homemade Taco Seasoning, which has even more flavor than others, so definitely make yourself a jar to keep in the cupboard.

 

Next up, creamy guacamole. Simple, clean, fresh and definitely sits best next to those flavorful beans.

 

Mexican 7 Layer dip is refried beans, guacamole, southwest ranch, cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Ahhhh, now things are happening. The secret to our Mexican dip is Marzetti ranch. You can use original or Southwest Ranch, both are fantastic, so it’s up to you, but lately we’ve been busting out the Southwestern.

 

Marzetti is thick and creamy like sour cream but sour cream can kind of just sit on your palate, while Marzetti has that texture that is meant to be dipped and enjoyed.

 

Grated cheese- we chose colby jack, but you could do cheddar or pepper jack, goes on next.

 

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Tomatoes or Salsa on 7 Layer Dip

It’s garnish time! We have been more drawn to tomatoes versus salsa lately. I feel like the salsa gets a tad watery and that can ruin the thick and creamy dip, and it definitely can make the cheese soggy quite quickly. However, salsa is awesome so you really can’t go wrong in using that instead.

 

We like to use grape tomatoes because they have great flavor, and they don’t release as much water as the basic vine or roma tomato.

 

Whether it's football game day in the fall or winter, there's nothing better than wandering over to the food table and finding the better Mexican 7 layer dip. It's the best I've ever had!

 

Looking for another dip idea?

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage Dip

This slow cooker cheesy sausage dip is made with cooked sausage, cream cheese, cheese and the creamiest ranch.

 

 

Cheesy slow cooker sausage dip with ranch! ohsweetbasil.com

 

The Best Mexican 7 Layer Dip

The Better Mexican 7 Layer Dip

Whether it’s football game day in the fall or winter, there’s nothing better than wandering over to the food table and finding the best Mexican 7 layer dip. It’s the best I’ve ever had!

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 ounce Can Refried Beans
  • 1 Tablespoon Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 16 ounces Guacamole
  • 1 Marzetti Ranch (or Southwest Ranch)
  • 2 Cup Shredded Cheese (we use Colby Jack)
  • 1 Small Can Sliced Olives
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sliced Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Green Onion, sliced
  • Cilantro for Garnish

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the refried beans and taco seasoning.
  2. In a 7×11 pan, evenly spread the refried beans.
  3. Gently spread the guacamole next, being careful to not press it into the beans.
  4. Over the guacamole, spread the Marzetti Ranch,  and then top with cheese, tomatoes, olives, green onions and finally cilantro.

Serve with chips!

We can get away with making the dip up to 24 hours ahead of time as long as we don’t use the salsa.

All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

Whether it's football game day in the fall or winter, there's nothing better than wandering over to the food table and finding the best Mexican 7 layer dip. It's the best I've ever had!

 

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.