Cook's Hideout: 7 Layer Mexican Dip

June 10, 2015

7 Layer Mexican Dip

Blogging Marathon# 53: Week 2/ Day 1
Theme: Movie Night Snacks
Dish: 7 Layer Mexican dip
My theme for this week's blogging marathon is 'Snacks for Movie Night'. Family movie nights have become rare with my husband's crazy travel schedule but we try and catch up once in a while. I'm not big on snacks, I rather eat a full meal and I'm happy. But the kids and the husband love snacks. So for the next 3 days, I'm going to share some make ahead or quick to make snacks that are great for a movie night (or for any night or party for that matter).
7 Layer Mexican Dip
First up is a Mexican layer dip. It has 7 layers with gaucamole, refried beans, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, olives and scallions. If you are up for it, you can make some of the layers at home, or if you are like me, just buy some good quality guacamole, refried beans and salsa.

You can make this is in a big glass bowl or as individual servings. I feel individual servings would eliminate double dipping and is mess free. Also since we are eating this while watching a movie, it will stop people from getting up in the middle to get more dip.
Choose some cute containers to serve. Plastic 9 oz glasses are great here. I used little glass bowls that came with a tasting set.
7 Layer Mexican Dip
Layer everything up to 2 hours in advance, refrigerate and you are ready to serve with some baked tortilla chips while watching your favorite movie. Skip some layers if you are not a big fan of that ingredient -- my husband is allergic to avocado, so skip that layer along with the sourcream and make him 5 layer dip. 
There is no recipe per se, it's all in the layering, so have fun and enjoy!!

Refried Beans
Sour cream
Shredded Cheese - Cheddar, Monterey jack or Pepperjack would taste great
Olives - chopped
Scallions - finely chopped

Tortilla Chips - for serving

  • In the chosen glasses/ bowls, layer the ingredients in the same order as listed. Chill until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips.
7 Layer Mexican Dip
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 53.


  1. just tooooo good :-)) am not sleepy but this would definitely work for my movie night ....

  2. my god..this is the best pic of the 7 layer dip i have ever seen...kudos to u and ur clicking

  3. wow...what a colourful dip...First pic showing layers is sooo beautiful...

  4. That is one beautifully captured, colorful dip.

  5. Very tempting pictures. This dip is a great party idea and fun to have as well.

  6. Such a wonderful and tempting dip.Lovely clicks too..

  7. Stunning Pavani, just for this I would want to watch a movie now and make this for myself`..:)

  8. could see any movie just for this snack!

  9. Wat a torturing dip, my god cant take my eyes from ur clicks..Alluring they are.

  10. The layers have come out so distinct! Superb snack!

  11. Another family favorite. Always a hit at parties.

  12. This dip is just so tempting! I am so making it next weekend :)

  13. Oh wowwww!! loving it pavani, just reading the ingredients list i m drooling and want to make it immediately!! Lip-smacking!!

  14. OMG.. creamy and colorfull perfect choice bookmarked..

  15. Beautiful and delicious. I wanted to make this but sour cream is what has stopped me. I love the pics Pavani.


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