Easy Seven-Layer Dip Recipe

I’m really excited to share this recipe with you all. This delicious 7-layer dip is always a crowd favorite. This Seven Layer Mexican Dip Recipe is the best! It is one that was passed down from a friend of my mom’s. Perfect for backyard barbecues, or holiday parties like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

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The Best Seven Layer Dip

My friend’s mom used to bring this seven-layer dip to church functions. It’s so nice to have this recipe to remember her by, and today I’d like to share it with you all.

I think appetizers are my favorite part of any meal. Sometimes, I’ll just fill my plate with appetizers and never go back for the main course. Some of my favorite appetizers to make are my recipe for Slow Cooker White Queso Dip, my recipe for Classic Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl, or Hot Pizza Dip with Cream Cheese

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With avocados, sour cream, and cheese – this dip is the flavor trifecta.

How Long will a Seven-layer Dip last in the refrigerator?

This 7 Layer dip can last up to 4 days in the refrigerator. To make this dip last to its absolute longest limit, my advice would be to let your tomato juices soak into a paper towel before transferring them to the dip. The less moisture you have from your toppings, the longer this dip will last.

How do you Store a 7 Layer Dip?

Cover and refrigerate your dip for up to 4 days.

What are some good toppings for this dip?

You can substitute any topping for your favorite or add more for more than seven layers. Here are some topping ideas…

  • shredded cheese
  • chives
  • sliced black olives
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped onion
  • cubed avocado
  • black beans – drained
  • cilantro
  • fajita veggies
  • sour cream
  • Mexican rice
  • pico de gallo
  • salsa verde
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Tips and tricks for making a seven-layer dip:

  • do use lemon juice or lime juice when making your avocado layer – this will help preserve the green of the avocado
  • use a paper towel to absorb tomato juice from fresh cut tomatoes before adding them to the dip
  • personalize this dip – feel free to mix and match layers with ideas mentioned above
  • this dip is best when made the day of your party
  • cover and refrigerate until ready to serve

Are you ready to make this delicious 7 layer dip? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

  • 1 (16 oz.) can of refried beans – I use the less-fat version
  • avocados
  • salt
  • lemon juice
  • horseradish sauce
  • sour cream
  • mayonnaise
  • taco seasoning
  • green onions
  • tomatoes
  • black olives
  • shredded cheddar cheese

How do you make a Seven-Layer dip?

  1. spread the refried beans
  2. mix mashed avocado, lemon juice, horseradish, and sour cream
  3. spread the avocado mixture over the refried beans
  4. mix sour cream, mayo, and taco seasoning
  5. spread the taco seasoning mixture
  6. layer green onions, tomatoes, olives, and cheese on top

Other dip recipes you might enjoy:

Finally, here’s the printable recipe: 

7 layer dip recipe

Seven Layer Mexican Dip

A delicious Mexican dip that is perfect for the holidays or game days
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 15 feeds a crowd
Calories: 180cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • 1 16 oz. refried beans
  • 3 avocados
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 2 cups sour cream – divided
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 1 oz. taco seasoning
  • ½ cup green onions chopped
  • 3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 15 oz. black olives sliced
  • 1 8 oz. cheddar cheese shredded


  • Spread the refried beans on the bottom of your serving dish
  • In a medium bowl, mash the avocados and mix in the salt, lemon juice, horseradish, and 1 cup of sour cream
  • Spread the avocado mixture on top of the beans
  • In another bowl, mix the remaining cup of sour cream, mayonnaise, and taco seasoning
  • Spread that on top of the avocado mixture
  • To that, add a layer of green onions, tomatoes, and olives
  • Finally, top it all off with the shredded cheese


  • You can cover and refrigerate until ready to serve
Storing leftovers:
  • cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 180cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.3mg


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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Anna

    I will be making this tonight!

  2. Amy Workman

    5 stars
    Easy and healthier version of what I enjoy.!