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

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

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

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

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

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


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