Tailgate 7 Layer Dip

Tailgate 7 Layer Dip

Ya'll know I love a good dip that gets the family gathering around  -- If you need a refresher, check out my absolute favorite Cheesy Spinach Dip or Spinach Artichoke Dip 

But for now, lets focus on these LAYERS. Homemade refried beans ( takes 10 minutes ) , fresh guacamole, spicy cashew queso, chunky salsa, all topped with black olives, corn and fresh herbs. I'm telling you, this is a dip chip lovers heaven. 

Next tailgate, birthday, or girls night -- this will be your new go-to! And bonus -- It takes twenty minutes to whip up! 

“Refried” Bean Layer

2 tbsp olive oil

2 cans pinto beans, rinsed and pat dry

½ large onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, diced

½ cup vegetable broth

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp sea salt

Pinch red pepper flakes

Warm your olive oil over medium heat in a small sauce pot. Add your onion and sauté a few minutes until translucent. Add your garlic and sauté a minute more.

Add your beans, your broth, and rest of your spices. Stir well.  Mash your beans with a potato masher or back of a fork. Bring your beans to a simmer for 5 -7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a dash more liquid if become too dry. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Guacamole Layer

4 large ripe avocados

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

1.5 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp sea salt + more to taste

Few pinches pepper

Few pinches red pepper flakes ( optional for a kick)

In a large mixing bowl, scoop out the flesh of each avocado, discarding of the pit. With the back of a fork mash your avocados. Add all the rest of your ingredients into the bowl and stir with a mixing spoon. Taste and adjust your salt/pepper!

Cashew Queso


¾ cup cashews, soaked for a minimum of 4 hours

1 jar Green Tomatillo Sauce ( I use this brand found at Whole Foods) 

Pinch sea salt

 **If you do not have the ability to make Cashew Queso, Siete Foods makes a great option, linked here! Found at Whole Foods.

Salsa Layer

Any favorite store bought salsa will work great!

Black Olive Corn Mix

1 can black olives, rinsed and sliced

1 can sweet corn, rinsed and dried

1 cup tomatoes, quartered

1 cup parsley or cilantro, rough chopped

Juice of ½ lime

Pinch sea salt

Pinch pepper

Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir well!


Layer your refried beans , then your guacamole , then your cashew queso, salsa jar, and your black olive corn medley!