Seven Layer Dip

We’ve been having quite the hot summer here in Edmonton. It’s been gorgeous, don’t get me wrong! But sometimes, it’s just too hot to eat hot food. So the other day, I was inspired to make a seven layer dip for dinner, rather than cooking anything hot.

DSC_0274I decided to stray away from the traditional refried beans because 1. I didn’t have any in my cupboard, and 2. I really like black beans. So I made a black bean dip with lime juice, black beans, and taco seasoning.

DSC_0275That was layer 1.

DSC_0276Then I added a layer of sour cream.

DSC_0278Next, it was the salsa layer.

DSC_0279Instead of buying guacamole, I made my own. Avocados, cumin and lime juice. Simple and delicious!

DSC_0281Here it is, all blended up. My food processor got a bit of a work out that day!

DSC_0283It made a tasty, thick layer!

DSC_0284For the grande finale, I got Justin to help me chop a whole bunch of veggies very fine for the top. We used corn, lettuce, red onion and sweet bell peppers. Then I tossed it all in some taco seasoning and hickory smoke flavour. Yum!

DSC_0285This layer made it somewhat of a balanced meal. Yum!

IMG_2193Finally, I threw a whole bunch of cheese on top and served it up for dinner. Delicious!

Seven Layer Dip

You will need:

1 can black beans

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp taco seasoning

1 cup sour cream

1 cup salsa

2 avocadoes

2 tbsp lime juice

2 tsp cumin

1 bell pepper

2 lettuce leaves

1 can sweet corn

1 small red onion

1/2 tsp taco seasoning

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Start by draining and rinsing the beans. Throw it into the food processor with the lime juice and taco seasoning. Blend until smooth. Smooth it into the bottom of a casserole dish. Smooth the sour cream on top. Smooth the salsa on top of that. Next, blend avocados with lime juice and cumin until smooth. Dice up the peppers, onion and lettuce and add to a large bowl. Add corn to veggies and sprinkle with more taco seasoning. Mix well. Add to top of casserole dish. Finally, top dip with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!


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