Friday, May 18, 2012

Mexican Layer Dip

I absolutely love dips.  I have an addiction to salty things, and dips are amazing with chips, so I love dips.  I was super excited when I got Mexican Layer Dip from the Jaida at Sweet Beginnings.  I had to make some changes because I am allergic to taco seasonings, but this turned out fantasticI definitely can't wait to make this again at a party.

Mexican Layer Dip 
slightly adapted from Sweet Beginnings
1 15 ounce can Refried Beans
1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Cumin
1 Tablespoon Cilantro
1/2 container Sour Cream
3 Tablespoons Salsa
1 package of Guacamole
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder, divided
1 cup shredded Cheddar
1 cup diced tomatoes

1) In a medium saucepan, combine beans, oil, cumin, cilantro, and 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder. Heat over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes, stirring to combine until warm. Taste and add more cumin and/or garlic powder as desired. Remove from heat and set aside.
2) In two separate bowls place or guacamole and sour cream. To the guacamole, add lemon juice, garlic powder, salt & pepper, a little at a time until you reach your desired taste. To the sour cream, add the salsa and stir until fully combined.
3) In your desired container (casserole dish, or individual serving containers) layer the beans, then the sour cream mixture, avocado, topped with cheese and then the diced tomatoes. (Try not to make the bean mixture too thick, so it's not overwhelming!)


  1. So glad you were able to modify and enjoy this dip - it's my favorite!!

  2. That looks so yummy; great photo!

    What in taco seasoning are you allergic to? Have you tried making your own and just removing the offensive ingredient?

    1. I'm allergic to all the red spices, which in the recipes I've seen would be the chili powder, red pepper flakes, and paprika. Which just leaves the pretty generic onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper basically to work with. With "Mexican" things I usually just use cumin and cilantro to try to achieve the flavoring.

  3. How cute are these little Mexican layer dips? So fun!! And they look delicious!

  4. I love dips and I've wanted to make these individual dips since Jaida first posted them. Yum!

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!