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Mexican Layered Dip

May 31, 2011

Layered Dip

Mexican Layered Dip

This dip has been one of my favorites for a long time.  It is not like many other dips.  It is almost like a meal, it’s so filling.  The first time I had this dip was at my Aunt’s.  It was years ago and my mom and her sister were preparing some appetizers for our consumption and enjoyment.  I remember it well, it was a hot summer afternoon.  Neither one of them had much experience with avocados (they probably still don’t).  The avocados they were using were not ripe and were in fact very hard.  This recipe is very simple to make but because it was their first time making it and the lack of experience with avocados it was sort of challenging for them.  Their dip was edible but lumpy.  They were unable to mash the avocados fine enough so we had more texture that was not very noticeable.  They both still make the dip but I don’t think they use avocados 🙂

I have since made this dip on many occasions.  I love it.  It keeps well refrigerated.  It is delicious and perfect when you only want a light snack.  This is basically a seven layer dip, only I decreased the layers.  You could add more layers if you like.  Throw diced tomatoes, black olives, refried beans or anything you like.  The dip is amazing.  It is perfect for entertaining and everyone loves dips 🙂

Ingredients and Directions for Layered Dip

Ingredients and Directions for Mexican Layered Dip

1.  Ingredients

1/2 cup cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 a ripe avocado, cubed

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

3/4 cup salsa

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 green onion, thinly sliced

Optional toppings

Black olives, sliced

Tomatoes, diced

Jalapenos, sliced

Ice burg lettuce, shredded

Green bell pepper, diced

To Prepare the Mexican Layered Dip

2.  In the bowl of your electric mixer add the cream cheese, sour cream, avocado and spices.  Using the paddle attachment beat until the mixture is smooth, about 3 minutes.

3.  Spread the cream cheese mixture on to your serving plate or platter and smooth the top.

4.  Add the salsa on top of the cream cheese mixture and evenly spread it out.

5.  Top the salsa with shredded cheese, you may need more than 1/2 cup depending on your fondness of cheese.

6.  Top with the remaining topping of your choice, I used candied jalapenos and green onions.

Serve with tostitos or other nacho type chips

Makes 2 cups and Serves 2-4 people

Note: If you are having guest, double the recipe and use a larger serving platter.

Mexican Layered Dip

Mexican Layered Dip

This dip will be a show stopper for sure.  Everyone loves it.  It is so quick and easy to make which is perfect for summer evenings.

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones

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  1. May 31, 2011 7:24 pm

    I am a big fan of the Mexican layered dip. I am embarrassed to say that I could almost eat this by myself it looks that good.

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