Seven Layer Fiesta Dip is a time-honored tradition*. The name is derived from the 7 layers included. Fiesta is Spanish for the English word party, implying a Mexican food influence on this dish. If you want your party to be a big success**, I recommend including this on your menu.
What You Need
I use a 3 quart casserole dish. Want to use somethign else? It’s your funeral***
- 16 oz whipped cream cheese (regular, unwhipped is fine, but it doesn’t scoop up as nicely)
- 12 oz jar bean dip (I prefer Trader Joe’s Fat Free Spicy Black Bean Dip)
- 16 oz salsa (I prefer Fire Roasted Tomato)
- 12 oz finely shredded cheese (I prefer Mexican Blend)
- 2 medium size tomatoes diced into 1/4″ cubes
- 1 head romaine lettuce, shredded
- 4 oz (dr weight) sliced olives
- Big ol’ bag o’ tortilla chips
Seven Steps Layers
The key is the word evenly
- Spread cream cheese over the bottom of the tray to form a thick even layer
- Pour bean dip over cream cheese and spread evenly
- Pour salsa over bean dip and spread evenly
- Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly
- Sprinkle shredded lettuce evenly
- Spread diced tomatoes evenly
- Open and drain can of sliced olives. Sprinkle evenly over the top.
If you are not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate. Otherwise serve immediately with tortilla chips.
* Time-honored tradition implies I have served it more than once.
** The last time this dish was served, one party-attendee was put into a headlock. Another was hit in the face with a container of peanuts. Success is relative.
*** Note to my surviving family: Please serve this at my funeral.