Friday, March 13, 2009

March Madness -- 7 Layer Dip

This appetizer is a A+ crowd pleaser!
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7-Layer Dip
3 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic salt
3 drops Tabasco
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 to 1 package (1 1/4 ounces) taco seasoning mix
1 can (30 ounces) refried beans
1 bunch green onion, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 can (2 1/2 ounces) sliced ripe olives
4 ounces medium or sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
Corn or tortilla chips

Peel, pit, and mash avocados; add lemon juice, garlic salt, and Tabasco. Cover and chill.

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and taco seasoning mix. Cover and chill.

To assemble dip: on a large round platter or serving dish, spread beans in an even layer, leaving 1-inch space around the edge. Top with avocado mixture, leaving bean layer exposed all around. Top with sour cream mixture leaving avocado mixture exposed all around. Sprinkle with green onion, tomatoes, ripe olives, and Cheddar cheese. Serve as a dip with corn or tortilla chips. (Recipe can easily be halved.)