Serve this bean, cheese, sour cream, and salsa dip with homemade or purchased tortilla chips.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


7-Layer Southwestern Dip
Homemade Tortilla Chips (optional)


7-Layer Southwestern Dip:
  • Line a 12-inch platter with the shredded lettuce. Stir together black beans, sweet pepper, and green onions. Spoon atop lettuce, leaving a lettuce border. Dollop sour cream atop bean mixture; gently spread in a smooth layer atop beans, leaving a border. Sprinkle with jalapeno peppers and lime peel.

  • Drain excess liquid from salsa. Stir in avocado; spoon atop sour cream layer, leaving a border. Sprinkle cheese atop. Top with a layer of chopped ripe olives and sprinkle with cilantro or parsley, if desired. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 6 hours. Serve with Homemade Tortilla Chips or purchased chips.

Homemade Tortilla Chips:
  • Cut ten 6-inch flour tortillas into wedges. Place in single layers on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a 350°F oven about 10 to 15 minutes or until dry and crisp.

Make-Ahead Tip:

Prepare and bake Homemade Tortilla Chips. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Prepare layered dip. Cover and chill up to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; 4 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 87 mg sodium. 7 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 3 g protein; 72 RE vitamin a; 9 mg vitamin c; 40 mg calcium;

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An absolute FAVORITE at my parties for years! The lime zest is what makes it amazing!