7 Layer Bean Dip

A classic 7 layer bean dip made by layering refried beans, creamy guacamole, spicy sour cream, cheese, olives, green onions, and fresh salsa.

7 Layer Bean Dip made with fresh salsa

For the Super Bowl this year I decided to make 7 layer bean dip. I searched for the recipe on my site, and was surprised I’d never posted it. So after I made it this time, I decided to snap some pictures and post it. Now the next time I’m looking for the recipe it will be here. I hope you’ll give it a try too.

The unique thing about my recipe is that it includes fresh salsa. You can use a mild salsa like I did, or if you and your crowd like a little more heat, use your favorite spicy salsa. Just make sure it’s a chunky salsa that’s not watery.

A classic 7 layer bean dip made by layering refried beans, creamy guacamole, spicy sour cream, cheese, olives, green onions, and fresh salsa.

The beauty of 7 layer dip is that it’s super easy to make, but it’s colorful and fun and looks like it took a long time to make. Not to mention it tastes great and has a great contrast of textures and flavors.

In keeping with the ease of making the dip, I used a taco seasoning packet, refrigerated guacamole and pre-made fresh salsa. My favorite local grocery store, Harmons, makes a great fresh salsa. Of course you can make your own salsa, guacamole, and it’s easy to substitute spices that are in a taco seasoning packet.

This dip is always a hit at our house, and I’m sure it will be at your house too.

7 Layer Bean Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh chunky salsa, divided
  • 1 16-ounce can refried beans
  • 1 package refrigerated guacamole
  • 1 16-ounce container sour cream
  • 1 1.25-ounce envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup fresh salsa and refried beans. Spread bean mixture in an even layer in a glass pie plate or round serving bowl. Spread the guacamole evenly on top of the refried beans.

Mix together the sour cream and taco seasoning mix in the mixing bowl. Spread evenly over the guacamole. Sprinkle the cheese, olives and green onions over the top of the sour cream. Finish with the remaining 1/2 cup salsa on top.

Keep chilled until ready to serve.