7 Layer Dip

My husbands absolute favourite!  He never tires of this dish – I have to say, it is really delicious!  The combination of flavour and ingredients makes you unable to stop until every last bit is devoured!  Always a hit at parties or BBQ’s!


A healthy, must have dip for any special occasion! Wonderful for a BBQ or picnic! Can also be served as a salad! Serve with Tostitos Lime Chips or Seed Crackers! (See recipe on blog)


  • 3 Medium Avocados Ripe, peeled and mashed
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 1 Pinch Salt Himalayan or Sea
  • 1 Can Refried Beans
  • 2 Cups Sour Cream
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Medium Green Bell Peppers Coarsely chopped
  • 2 Cups Kalamata Olives Coarsely chopped
  • 8 Medium Tomatoes Coarsley chopped
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion Finely chopped
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Coriander Coarsely chopped
  • Cheddar Cheese Grated (optional)


  1. Peel Avo’s, add lime juice and Salt and mash

  2. To assemble, layer with retried beans over the base of a large glass dish (Pyrex).

  3. Add the Avocado mixture and spread over the top of the Refried Bean layer

  4. Add the sour cream and spread over the avocado mixture. Sprinkle with the cayenne pepper

  5. Layer the green peppers, olives, tomatoes and red onion

  6. Finally, add coriander and cheese

  7. Chill until ready to serve


  1. Deanne de Witt

    Love this dip too but refried beans are something I do not have in my recipe — what would the alternative ingredient for Refried beans be in SA? Would like to try it.

    1. Post

      Dee, I found canned refried beans on a South African website where they can deliver. It really is worth having as it makes the dish. There are recipes online for refried beans if you’re keen to give it a go! It makes the dish and is a good solid base!

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