Seven-Layer Dip

Every month we have a bridge party with friends where each couple brings a “heavy appetizer” to share. It’s like grazing for dinner. And every month I must figure out what to make. This month I went with a Mexican seven layer dip, served with corn chips. I looked online and found a bunch of recipes, then came up with my own variation. I bought the guacamole at the grocery store and used cherry tomatoes for the topper. The recipes I looked at varied so much that you can get away with altering the amounts of the ingredients. But don’t skimp on the refried beans, as they are the most substantial layer.

Of course, you don’t have to make the dip in a glass dish. But if you do, everyone can see the pretty layers.

Makes about 8 servings

1 can (15 1/2 ounces) refried beans

About 1 1/2 cups guacamole

1 1/2 cups sour cream (mixed with 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp ground cumin and 1/4 tsp oregano)

1 cup shredded Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup sliced green onions

1/3 cup sliced black olives (optional)

Spoon the beans into an 8- or 9-inch square glass dish, and spread with the back of a large spoon to cover the bottom of the dish, Next spread the guacamole over the beans. Follow with a layer of sour cream. Sprinkle the cheese on top and follow with the green onions and olives if using.

Refrigerate for at least an hour and a half to allow flavors to blend. I don’t know how long it can be kept in the fridge because the batch I made was eaten up.

Rebecca York’s latest release is Killian Unbound, a sexy medieval fantasy.

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About Rebecca York

NY Times & USA Today best-seller, Rebecca York, is the author of over 150 books. She has written paranormal romantic thrillers for Berkley and romantic thrillers for Harlequin Intrigue. Her romantic-suspense series, Decorah Security, is set at a detective agency where agents have paranormal powers or work paranormal cases. She also writes an Off-World series where each story is a science fiction romance taking place on a distant planet in the far future.  She also writes the Unbound series for Changeling Press.  View website

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