Homemade 7 Layer Dip
Have you ever had a time in your life when you liked new foods all of a sudden?
My 28th year has been full of trying new foods and LIKING them.
Pinto Beans are one of those new foods. Now, I can eat my side of beans at Mexican restaurants and enjoy party dips like the 7 Layer Salad.
I’m still not a fan of sour cream, and I’m cutting back on cheese, so I decided to make my own dip.
Here are the ingredients in a popular brand of refried beans:
Cooked Pinto Beans, Water, Salt, Tomato Paste, Partially Hydrogenated Lard With BHA And BHT Added To Protect Flavor, Onion Powder, Spice, Chili Pepper, Garlic Powder.
Looks pretty normal, but wait —- Hydrogenated Lard With BHA And BHT —- what the heck is that?
Lard = FAT
BHA and BHT = chemicals to preserve fat
Ultimately, I used a simple can of pinto beans to create the base of my dip. I blended the beans and spices in my Vitamix to make them smooth.
Next, I added avocado, olives, onions, bagged salad, and tomatoes. I was impressed with the way it turned out. Next time, I’ll add more spices in each layer and definitely add jalapenos.
P.S. The chips were awesome!