The famous 7 Layer Dip!  My husbands absolute favourite!  He never gets sick of this dip.  I have to say, it is really delicious!  I am known to love a chip and a dip!!  Haha!  I love everything about this 7 Layer Dip, especially with a couple of drinks, when the BBQ is nowhere near ready.

WARNING:  Once you start, you can’t stop!  When we have BBQ’s/Braais, people will ask me beforehand if I will be making the 7 Layer Dip.  Always a hit at parties or BBQ’s!  I’ve now resorted to making 2 for every occasion, because the kids love it too.  Whatever you don’t eat as a dip, can be eaten as a salad.  Almost like Nachos without the melted cheese.

It’s quite hard to find the Refried Beans in South Africa.  I did a bit of research and I have found a place online where you can get it delivered if you’re planning a braai in advance.  You can find the link here

If you’re watching your weight, you can make the seed crackers on my blog.  Here’s the recipe. These are healthier than having the Corn chips and msg that comes with it.  Although I do love the Tostitos Lime Corn Chips with this dip.  It’s ok every now and then.



7 Layer Dip

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