Take-Along 7 Layer Dip

You will need eight 4-ounces plastic containers with lids to make this handy take-along 7 layer dip. Use clear plastic cups so you can see all the colorful layers. Everyone gets their own little bag of chips and their own cup to dip into. Perfect for those football and tailgate parties.

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Take-Along 7 Layer Dip

  • Prep Time: 30 m
  • Total Time: 30 m
  • Servings:


  • 15 ounce canned black beans rinsed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups frozen corn defrosted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • juice from half of lime
  • 1 cup prepared guacamole
  • 1 cup salsa fresca
  • 14 ounce can sliced black olives
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces queso fresco or crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 scallions minced
  • tortilla chips the chips in the shape of a scoop are particularly handy
8 Plastic 4-ounce containers or cups with lids


    1. Prepare the layers for the dip. In a large bowl, smash the black beans with the back of a fork, season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. Combine the corn, cilantro, cumin, and lime juice in a second bowl, and set aside. In a third bowl, combine sour cream and crumbled queso fresco.
    2. To assemble the dips, place the layers into the individual containers in the following order: 2 tablespoons black beans, 2 tablespoons cilantro-cumin corn, 2 teaspoons guacamole, 2 tablespoons salsa fresca, 2 tablespoons black olives, 2 tablespoons queso fresco sour cream, 1 teaspoon minced scallions.
    3. Cover each little container with their lids and serve each with an individual bags of tortilla corn chips.
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