Who doesn’t like Seven Layer Dip. No one I know… except for me a few years ago. WHAAAAAAT?
You guys. I’m totally crazy. Why the heck didn’t I like Seven Layer Dip? Actually I can tell you why. Promise not to judge me? Sour Cream. It used to totally freak me out. I couldn’t even tell you why, but I used to freak out if it was even accidentally placed on my plate at dinner. Whaaaaat? Who am I?
Clearly, I’ve come a long way. And now I like sour cream. In fact it’s kinda awesome. Especially when you use to in 7 layer dip or in sour cream enchiladas. (Oh the enchiladas. To die for. Another post on another day) But one thing that still totally freaks me out is olives. I think I overdosed on them as a child and they now haunt me. So instead of topping this 7 layer dip with olives, I’ve topped it with something way way better. Bacon. And let’s not even go into the fact that I didn’t eat bacon until I went to Culinary School a few years ago. I was living under a rock. I know. Clearly I’ve come a long way in the past few years in terms of my eating habits.
So let’s get back to the dip. Bacon 7 Layer Dip. Bring it on Superbowl Sunday. I’m ready for ya!
There really isn’t any perfect recipe for 7 layer dip, it’s more of an abstract art.
Here is mine, starting with the bottom layer.
Re-fried beans mixed with a little salsa.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Scallions. Or chives if you’re feeling fancy.
Guacamole. Lots and lots of Guacamole.
Chopped Cherry Tomatoes and a bit of salas.
Bacon. Perfectly crisp chopped bacon.
Layer those delicious ingredients on a large plate or whatever else you’d like and serve them up with a bag or two of tortilla chips and perhaps an ice cold beer.
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!