Mexican Seven Layer Dip

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A longtime party favorite! Great for football gatherings, too.

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  • add   1/2 cup salsa
  • add   1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • add   1 large fresh tomato
  • add   1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • add   1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
  • add   1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • add   1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • add   1 (15 ounce) can fat-free vegetarian refried beans
  • add   2 avocados
  • add   1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • add   1 (8 ounce) package fat free cream cheese
  • add   non-fat tortilla chips (I prefer Wow brand)
  • add   1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • add   1 cup shredded lettuce
  • add   salt
  • add   1 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese


  1. Slice avocadoes in half; remove seed; Peel away outer skin and place fruit in bowl.
  2. Cover fruit with lime juice and mash with fork.
  3. Season with salt to taste, 1/4 tsp.
  4. garlic powder, and 1/8 tsp.
  5. cumin.
  6. Beat together cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, and the 1 tsp.
  7. cumin in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  8. In another small bowl mix together refried beans and the 1 tsp.
  9. garlic powder (garlic salt o. k.) to taste.
  10. Spread beans over the bottom of a serving dish or large casserole.
  11. On top of this spread the guacamole, leaving a small area of beans exposed.
  12. Place sour cream/cream cheese over guacamole, leaving a small area of guacamole exposed.
  13. Sprinkle lettuce over sour cream/cream cheese, leaving a small area of that exposed.
  14. Cover lettuce with sprinklings of first: cheese, then tomatoes, then black olives.
  15. To garnish, place a few tortilla chips around the perimeter of the dish.
  16. Keep chilled until time to serve, but do not chill chips.