Sunday, January 29, 2012

7-layer dip

Planning a Super Bowl party? Make dip. this is simple, but really good.

3 avocados
12 oz (340 g) drained pitted black olives, halved
juice of 1 lime or lemon
8 tomatoes, chopped
1 lb (450 g) canned refried beans
1/2 red onion, chopped
17 fl oz (500 ml) soured cream.
1 lb 10 oz (750 g) Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated
1/4 tsp chilli powder
chopped fresh coriander and spring onions to garnish
2 green peppers, deseeded and finely chopped

Prep: 20 min Total:
Peel and mash the avocados with the lime juice, using a fork.
To assemble, layer the refried beans over the base of a large glass dish. Add the mashed avocados and then the soured cream and sprinkle the chilli powder on top.
For the green pepper layer, sprinkle the chopped pepper around the perimeter of the dish first, to ensure that the layer is visible, and sprinkle the rest evenly over the center. Layer the halved olives carefully on top and spoon over the chopped tomatoes and red onion. Finally, add the cheese and the coriander and spring onion garnish. Chill until ready to serve.

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