Layer dip

A layer dip is a dish that is typically made by layering various ingredients on top of one another. These ingredients can include, but are not limited to, beans, cheese, guacamole, and salsa. The dish is then served with tortilla chips, which are used to scoop up the various layers.

Layer dips are believed to have originated in the United States, and the first known recipe for the dish was published in a cookbook in the 1950s. The dish gained popularity in the 1970s, when it began appearing on restaurant menus. The dish became even more popular in the 1980s, when it became a staple of party food.

Today, there are countless recipes for layer dip, as people have experimented with different ingredients and combinations. While the dish is typically associated with Mexican food, it can be made with a variety of different cuisines. Whether you like your layer dip simple or complex, there’s a recipe out there for you.

Advice

Making layer dip is a great way to add a delicious and colorful dish to any gathering. To make the best layer dip possible, start with a good quality, creamy base like a sour cream or refried bean dip. Then, choose your favorite layer ingredients like salsa, guacamole, olives, cheese, and tomatoes. Layer the ingredients in order, starting with the base and ending with your favorite cheese. Before serving, let the dip sit for an hour or two in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend together. Finally, serve with your favorite chips or vegetables and enjoy!

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Recipes

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Seven-Layer Dip

  • salt
  • tortilla chip
  • cheddar cheese
  • black olife
  • cumin
  • refried bean
  • jalapeño
  • corn nut
  • green onion
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • avocado
  • sour cream
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Smoked Salmon 7-Layer Dip

  • bagel chip
  • hot smoked salmon
  • caper
  • onion
  • goat cheese
  • lemon zest
  • belgian endive
  • radish
  • chive
  • beet horseradish
  • cream cheese
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Charred Corn 7-Layer Dip

  • guacamole
  • hot sauce
  • salt
  • refried bean
  • lime zest
  • coriander
  • salt
  • smoked paprika
  • lime
  • sour cream
  • red fresno chile
  • onion
  • onion
  • olive oil
  • chicken broth
  • cilantro
  • cilantro
  • pinto bean
  • lime tortilla chip
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • chipotle
  • garlic
  • ears yellow
  • green onion
  • avocado
  • red radish
  • green chile
  • cotija cheese
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Vegan 7 Layer Dip

  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • vegan cheese
  • taco seasoning
  • green onion
  • black olife
  • lettuce
  • vegan cream cheese
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Seven-layer dip

  • sour cream
  • chili powder
  • jalapeño
  • jalapeño
  • grape tomato
  • salsa
  • salt
  • cumin
  • refried bean
  • colby jack cheese
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • avocado
  • garlic
  • green onion
  • black olife
  • tortilla chip
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Awesome 7 Layer Dip

  • colby jack cheese
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • refried bean
  • olife
  • cherry tomato
  • taco seasoning
  • green onion
  • guacamole
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7 Layer Dip

  • guacamole
  • cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • taco seasoning
  • green onion
  • mayonnaise
  • black olife
  • frito brand bean dip
  • tomato
  • cilantro
  • lime
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Fresh Seven-Layer Dip

  • black bean
  • lime juice
  • cumin
  • garlic
  • tomato
  • salsa verde
  • cilantro
  • onion
  • onion
  • water
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • avocado
  • black pepper
  • pickled jalapeño
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7 Layer Dip

  • sour cream
  • black olife
  • onion
  • el paso taco seasoning
  • cilantro
  • green onion
  • cherry
  • mexican cheese
  • el paso refried bean
  • made guacamole
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Ultimate 7 Layer Dip

  • green onion
  • cumin
  • salt
  • teaspooon garlic powder
  • olife
  • cayenne pepper
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • refried bean

Ingredient Breakdown

 
green onion
sour cream
salt
cilantro
black olife
onion
refried bean
avocado
guacamole
cheddar cheese
cumin
salsa
taco seasoning
tortilla chip
jalapeño
lime juice
olive oil
garlic
tomato
lime
lettuce
colby jack cheese
olife
corn nut
bagel chip
hot smoked salmon
caper
goat cheese
lemon zest
belgian endive
radish
chive
beet horseradish
cream cheese
hot sauce
lime zest
coriander
smoked paprika
red fresno chile
chicken broth
pinto bean
lime tortilla chip
chipotle
ears yellow
red radish
green chile
cotija cheese
vegan cheese
vegan cream cheese
tomato salsa
juice
vegetarian refried bean
chili powder
grape tomato
cherry tomato
mayonnaise
frito brand bean dip
black bean
salsa verde
water
black pepper
pickled jalapeño
el paso taco seasoning
cherry
mexican cheese
el paso refried bean
made guacamole
teaspooon garlic powder
cayenne pepper

Insights

Staple Ingredients

  • green onion 73%

Common Ingredients

  • sour cream 64%

Usual Ingredients

  • black olife 55%
  • cilantro 55%

Rarey Ingredients

  • avocado 45%