Seven Layer Bean Dip

Everyone needs that one appetizer that can be made it a flash.  You know when you just don’t have the time to make anything really fancy.    This bean dip is just that.   Most of the ingredients probably can be found in your kitchen right now and if not just pick up the rest next time you’re  shopping.  You can put this together fifteen minutes before you walk out the door.  But, it can be made three or four hours in advance if needed.  I have carried to my tennis matches and get togethers for years and it is always a hit.  Even those with no cooking skills can impress your friends because it looks beautiful and taste great.  You know that everyone just loves a good dip!

Here’s how to put it together:

Spread one can of Frito Lays bean dip on a platter.  Cover with 1/2 cup of sour cream.  Fat-free sour cream works fine.   Sometimes at this point I will layer with quacamole.   Then cover with some really pretty shredded green lettuce. I used green leaf here.  When I have been in a huge hurry I have used bagged shredded lettuce, but the color is not as pretty.

Bean dip, sour cream and green leaf lettuce

Next chop some really good tomatoes.  You know the ones we’ll be eating here in Georgia in a few months.  I used some tasty grape tomatoes here and sliced them in quarters topping with some sliced black olives.

Bean dip, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and black olives

Layer with the shredded cheese or cheeses of your choice.  I used Monterey Jack with peppers and topped the whole thing with some sliced green onions.

Seven Layer Bean Dip served with corn chips

Seven Layer Bean Dip   Yield 8-10 servings  (can be doubled easily)

  • 1 can Frito Lay Bean Dip
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • chopped lettuce
  • 1 chopped medium tomato ( I used grape tomatoes)
  • 1/2 small can of sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • corn chips

Spread bean dip on a plate.  Spread with sour cream.  Top with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, olives.  Cover with cheese and top with chopped green onions.  Enjoy with corn chips!

Seven Layer Bean Dip and Chips



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36 responses to “Seven Layer Bean Dip

  1. It doesn’t get any easier then this! What a great dip!

  2. i like the potential for versatility here–for example, i’d use peppers instead of olives and cilantro instead of green onions. great cheese choice. 🙂

  3. amber w

    This looks really simple and quick! To make anything look good you have to add color 🙂

  4. Kaitlyn C

    i learned that , dip doesnt have to be in a bowl and soupy !

  5. Kaylon Hendrix

    By adding different types of vegetables of different colors it really makes a dish more appealing, I like how you made this, and you looked out for other peoples time. I love how quick and simple it is. Delicious as well!

  6. natasha

    WOW! This looks amazing. The colors complement each other in every way. I learned that you can eat healthy but still enjoy the fabulous

  7. jessica v

    you can substitue certain things you dont lke with a choice of your own.

  8. i learned that fresh lettuce makes it look more prettier

  9. Gifty

    this dish seems great for entertaining. It seems quite simple and looks great, and much healthier than store bought!

  10. Summer

    i learned that this is a very quick dish that can last for hours and that it doesnt take anything that would not normally be in your kitchen.

  11. Chelsea M

    I learned from reading this, that you can make the dip a couple hours in advance and still taste amazing !

  12. candi

    reading this i learned you can put alot of diffrent things together to make a tasty dip in just a few hours.

  13. miracle

    I love nachos but usually I just eat nacho cheese with it but now I’m going to make this, It looks delicious and I learned that black olives and green onions mix well with each other

  14. Alex

    I learned that you can make this in 15 minutes and it’s a good “on the go” snack! Also that you dont have to be a professional cook to fix this! And I love mexican style dips, im all for the queso (: but this looks delicious too!

  15. gabby c. 1st per.;2nd sem.

    Beans don’t excite me therefore, I won’t eat bean dip. Somebody in my family may and might want me to make this for a little get together sometime. I did learn that this recipe doesn’t take a long time to make nor does it look as if it would make a big mess!

  16. Alison C*

    I learned that this is very simple and easy to make. Most people have these items in their house anyways, and you dont have to have great cooking skills either.

  17. Marissa 1st period

    I learned that this is a fast and fun appetizer to make. I also learned that you can use fat-free sour cream to make it a little healthier.

  18. jessica n

    i love mexican food, and i love homemade mexican food. this looks delcious and isnt a time consuming task.

  19. charity

    i learned spreading bean dip and sour cream together gives it a great tastes

  20. alyssa baldwin

    This would be absolutely delicious if it didnt have olives and lettuce on the top. I guess some of us are just picky eaters.

  21. carmen g

    i learned that this dish does not take a long time to make, it is very simple. and you can substitute the veggies for whatever ones you want!

  22. Lindsey Harley, 2nd block

    I learned that this is very simple and easy to make and that all the different colors makes it look even more appetizing

  23. Chelsea Gray

    This bean dip is quickly and easily put together!

  24. Jasmine Jones

    This seems like such an easy recipe to make, easy and yummy :).

  25. lauren bowman

    i learned when using bagged shredded lettuce, the color is not pretty.

  26. ashton kell

    i love mexican dip! you can add anything you want when you make your own

  27. Jordan Griffin 2nd block

    I learned that this is a simple and fast appetizer to make.

  28. melissa cuevas

    i learned that adding different vegetables in it can really add to the appearance of a dish. it is simple and delcious to make!

  29. Sarah Michalke 2nd

    Me and my mother used this recipe to make some for dinner, and it tasted awesome! I learned that not all the good food in life takes forever to make.

  30. galia sayyar

    I learned that if you don’t like things like olives for example, cause i hate olives, you can use peppers or other vegetable to substitute!!

  31. Brittany Smith

    I learned that adding different types of veggies to the dip makes it all the more appealing and that it’s easy and quick to make!!!

  32. julie o

    this looks delcious and easy to make and i learned that , dip doesnt have to be in a bowl and soupy !

  33. Patrick Hogan

    i didnt know that you can substitue certain things you dont lke with a choice of your own.

  34. Brooke H

    I learned how to make this dip and it’s very easy to make. All the different colors make it very appealing.

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