Seven Layer Dip

Have a party coming up for which you need an appetizer recipe to feed a crowd? Seven Layer Dip (7 Layer Dip) is your answer. Make it ahead and serve this Mexican inspired dip with warm tortillas or chips. Don’t let the name (7 Layer) stop you. Go ahead and add an eighth layer (jalapenos) or ninth layer (salsa). It’s a sure fire crowd pleaser!


Refried Beans – click for recipe
Guacamole – click for recipe
Sour Cream mixed with a little Taco Seasoning
Shredded Cheese (Mexican blend or Cheddar)
Tomatoes – chopped
Black Olives – sliced
Green (Spring) Onions – chopped

Optional Ingredients:

Pickled Jalapenos – sliced (layer after cheese)
Salsa – (layer after beans)


Layer each ingredient (in the order provided) in a deep serving platter. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1-2 hours minimum. Can be made one day in advance.

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  1. I made the dip using the recipe. I have a quick question – Due to the sour cream, there was a little bit of water at the bottom of the pan. When my guest where taking spoonful of the dip, I could see creamy water at the bottom. Since it is a dip, I cannot stir it.

    Can you explain why it happened and how can i avoid that?



    1. Hi Mansi,
      The creamy water is probably the Whey from the Sour Cream. It is best to mix the Sour Cream gently before using it in a dish. It may also be that some of the veggies have let some water go….
      Just mix the sour cream and try not to use firm vegetables for the dip and you should be fine 🙂

  2. hi hetal & anuja,
    thanx 4 doing help to those people who wants 2 cook diff. recipes in their kitchen but have no idea about it,i m 1 of them also.
    i have a 3 years old son,so please make some recipes for kids also.

  3. Could you please provide a recipe for Chimichanga. I have found several on the net, but wanted a healthier (baked) version of it.

    7 seven dip is one of my fav….thanks.

    Happy Healthy New Year to both of you!

  4. Hi Hetal and Anuja!!
    can u guys give a tip on how to store cheese. I usually get 250 gms of shredded cheddar/mozarella cheese. but it doesn’t smell gr8 after i open it and keep it for 3-4 days. m sure u know what to do!!

    1. Hi Lavi,

      You can freeze most cheeses. If you are going to cook with it, it can go directly from the freezer to the recipe. However, if you will be using it without cooking or heating, then simply move it to the refrigerator the day before and will thaw out perfectly. Be sure to use a freezer type of zipper bag or double bag it so that it won’t get freezer burn.

  5. Hi Hetal and Anuja…. Great recipe. I sure will try it. I tried the veggie pasta recipe and came out gr8888888. I loved the Chemistry betn u both in this video… Keep it up…

  6. Hi Hetal and Anuja,
    That is a great recipe and goes well for parties. I made it in the Christmas party . I made layers of beans,guacamole,sour cream ,salsa,tomato,lettuce(very thin shredded) and cheese.

    This is really amazing!!!!

  7. Hi girls!

    You have impressed me again! A temtpting dip inviting anyone to come and taste it. You just can not resist it with such a beautiful presentation and display of colours.

    Most important point is that I was introduced to Mexican food by you and tried Salsa, Enchiladas & guacamole all of which were super hit in my family. Now I just can not wait to master the 7 layer dip and win praises.

    Thanks a lot! Muaaaah 🙂

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