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7 Layer Dip - Easy Party Appetizer

7 Layer Dip is one of the best party appetizers! This easy dip is made with 7 different layers of Mexican flavors including refried beans, salsa, corn salad and fresh tomatoes, olives and cilantro and sour cream. It is perfect game day appetizer, potluck and picnic dip that people love.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 -8 cups
Calories: 244kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups seasoned refried beans - See notes
  • 2 cups Mexican Corn Salad - See notes
  • 1.5 cups chunky salsa - drain the excess liquid
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheese - use Colby jack cheddar, Monterey jack or other Mexican cheese blend
  • 1.5 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 ripe avocados - cut into pieces add just before serving
  • 3 red Roma tomatoes - chopped and drain juices
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 oz can of sliced jalapeno optional
  • 4 oz can of sliced black olives optional

Instructions

  • Layer the bean mixture on the bottom.
  • Next layer the corn salad.
  • Pour the salsa on top.
  • Add layer of shredded cheese.
  • Pile up with all your favorite toppings such as tomatoes, avocado, olives, jalapenos, cilantro.
  • Add a dollop of sour cream to top it off
  • Serve warm or cold with variety of tortilla chips and dippers.

Notes

HOW TO MAKE REFRIED PINTO BEANS IN INSTANT POT
  • Rinse and wash 1 cup pinto beans. Put them in inner pot. Add 2 cups of water, 1 tbsp. of taco seasoning, 1 tbsp. cooking oil and salt. Close the lid. Cook on Manual 35 minutes or choose BEAN setting. After it is finished cooking, let the pressure release naturally. Open the lid. Smoothly blend the cooked beans using immersion blender or potato masher. Your refried beans are ready !
HOW TO COOK CORN IN INSTANT POT?
  • Add 1 cup of water in main insert. If you are using fresh corn on the cob, place it on the trivet. Close the lid and cook on manual for 4 minutes, followed by natural pressure release. De-husk the kernels from the cob. Add chili lime seasoning, cilantro and chopped red onions.
How to make seasoned refried beans at home : check the detailed Recipe here . Or use store brought can of refried beans and season the beans with 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning.
How to make Mexican Street Style Corn Salad - Mix in Corn kernels, chili lime seasoning, cilantro and chopped red onions. Check the detailed Recipe here.
Serve this vegetarian 7 layer bean dip recipe with a variety of tortilla chips and even some veggie sticks. Carrots, celery and broccoli florets work well.
Besides just the regular tortilla chips, add other sturdy chips like corn dippers and nacho chips. You can use round or triangular ones or both.
I love to add a mix of differently flavored tortilla chips like chili lime, nacho cheese and salsa verde. Also, a mix of white , yellow and blue corn chips looks very visually alluring.
The measurements, servings and nutritional info are rougly estimated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1-2 Tablespoons | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g