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

  1. Spread cream cheese over the bottom of the tray to form a thick even layer
  2. Pour bean dip over cream cheese and spread evenly
  3. Pour salsa over bean dip and spread evenly
  4. Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly
  5. Sprinkle shredded lettuce evenly
  6. Spread diced tomatoes evenly
  7. 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.


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