Why This Recipe Works
7 layer dip is a Mexican inspired dip that is made up of layers of common Mexican chip dippers. In this seven layer taco dip recipe, we have used refried beans, seasoned greek yogurt, mild salsa, shredded cheese, avocado, diced tomatoes, and sliced olives. This recipe is perfect for those who don't want to share, because everyone gets their own little cup. Not only is this recipe made in under 15 minutes, it requires zero cooking. You're going to love it!
About The Ingredients
All of the ingredients for this recipe can be purchased at your local grocery store. Here are a few items to note:
Greek Yogurt - make sure you opt for plain. We are using it in place of a sour cream mixture commonly used in this dip and will be mixing several spices with it, so make sure it is plain. This ingredient adds a nice creamy element to the dip.
Spices - we will be making our own taco seasoning for this dip using chili powder, garlic salt, onion salt, cumin, and paprika.
Mild Salsa - you can make your own, or you can use your favorite store bought version.
Feel free to get creative and use your own favorite ingredients in there. Pinto or black beans can be subbed for the refried, guacamole can be subbed for the avocados, and green onions can be subbed for the cilantro. To take the heat up a notch, use a hot salsa in place of the mild. If you like the salsa chunky, try Pico de Gallo. Add a touch of cream cheese to your greek yogurt mixture. You could even add a layer of cooked ground beef for some extra protein.
A complete list of ingredients can be located in the recipe card below.
How To Make Easy Individual Layered Taco Dip
Step 1: Measure out your seasoning and plain greek yogurt.
Step 2: Mix together in a medium bowl until well combined, then set aside.
Step 3: In a whiskey glass, juice glass, or clear disposable cup - layer about ½ inch of refried beans.
Pro Tip - no need to heat your beans before creating this dish, it is best if they are cold.
Step 4: Top with ½ inch of seasoned greek yogurt.
Step 5: Add ½ inch of mild red salsa.
Step 6: Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
Step 7: Add sliced or diced avocado.
Pro Tip - If you like a creamier consistency, sub guacamole for the avocado.
Step 8: Sprinkle on diced tomato.
Step 9: Add sliced black olives.
Step 10: Garnish with cilantro. Serve.
Layered Taco Dip FAQ
I love to serve mine with tortilla chips or crackers. Celery and carrot sticks are also nice.
7 layer dip lasts 3-4 days in the fridge. The layers will bleed together and become watery if the dip sits. For these reasons, I like to serve my dip the same day that it is made.
Yes - you can make this dip up to 24 hours in advance, just make sure you store it covered in the fridge.
Absolutely! I do this often. I like to use our healthy guacamole recipe.
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
If you are throwing a Mexican themed party, you need to check out our:
Healthy guacamole - make it smooth or chunky, but you won't want to miss our secret ingredient! This guacamole is always the first thing gone at a party!
Salsa fresca - the best salsa of your life, I promise. You'll come back to this recipe over and over and over again.
Cafe Rio queso - who doesn't love gooey, cheesy, and delicious queso dip? Serve this up with some corn tortilla chips for an appetizer that everyone will be coming back for seconds.
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Individual Layered Taco Dip
- 1.5 cups plain greek yogurt
- ½ tablespoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion salt
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 15 ounces low fat refried beans
- 1.5 cups salsa your favorite store bought or fresh salsa
- 1 avocado diced
- 2 roma tomatoes diced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces sliced olives
- cilantro for garnish
- Measure out your seasoning and plain greek yogurt.
- Mix together in a medium bowl until well combined. Set aside.
- In a whiskey glass, juice glass, or clear disposable cup - layer about ½ inch of refried beans.
- Top with ½ inch of seasoned greek yogurt.
- Add ½ inch of mild red salsa.
- Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
- Add sliced or diced avocado.
- Sprinkle on diced tomato.
- Add sliced black olives.
- Garnish with cilantro.
This post was originally developed for crunchmaster crackers in 2016. The recipe has been rephotographed and updated since.