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Monday, February 8, 2010

Seven-Layer "Lite" Dip - Assault on the taste buds, in a good way!

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If there is a dip that I go completely nuts, it has got to be the famed Seven Layer Dip. It is very popular in the US and falls under the "Tex-Mex" cuisine. I love love love this dip and usually hog around this bowl at parties or any social gatherings. Since I make this often at home, I had to find a lighter version that I can dig in without a twinge of guilt.Sending this post to "Healing Foods - Avocado" hosted @ Siri's Corner.
Ingredients:
  • Refried Beans - 1/2 cup
  • Low-fat Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese - 2 wedges, whipped smooth
  • Salsa - 1/2 cup
  • Sour Cream - 1/4 cup
  • Avocado - 1/2 (or ) Guacamole - 1/2 cup
  • Moneterey Jack Cheese - 2 tbsp, shredded
  • Black Olives - 5 #s, thinly sliced
  • Carrot - 1/2, shredded
  • Salt - a dash
  • Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Procedure(Assembling):
  • Layer1 - Add salt and pepper to Refried beans and spread on the bottom of a serving dish.
  • Layer2 - Whipped Swiss Cheese
  • Layer3 - Salsa
  • Layer 4- Smashed Avocado or Guacamole
  • Layer 5 - Sprinkle Moneterey Jack Cheese
  • Layer 6 - Sliced black olives
  • Layer 7 - Shredded Carrot
  • Assemble and cover with a cling wrap and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature with Tortilla chips or pita chips.
Tip:
  • Taco Seasoning can be mixed with refried beans instead of just salt and pepper.
  • Shredded Lettuce, diced tomatoes can be substituted of Layer 5 and Layer 7.
Makes ~ 4 servings.

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9 comments:

  1. wow...sounds interesting..i never had this b4...you have too much patience huh?

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  2. Sowmya,
    You have got me all wrong. Patience is certainly one virtue I lack. Its very easy to put this dip together.

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  3. Wowow 7layers!!! yummm!!!would like to relish the bowl..mouthwatering..

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  4. this is something new for me, looks rich in vegetables and delicious!!

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  5. Wow!!! this sure looks like a hit! Looks very delicious!!!!

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  6. Sounds healthy and yumm with black olives decor...

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  7. Wow...have'nt tasted it yet...looking yummy...

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