What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? The Color of Food: Layered Taco Dip! Wait no longer for a great appetizer. Set the tone for a social gathering with foods that say, “Let’s get this party started!”. A creamy dense layer of Mexican spices over a base of refried beans make the perfect foundation to hold the remaining ingredients. Not a fan of black olives? Simply choose green peppers or mushrooms instead. After all it’s your kitchen, so own it!
LAYERED TACO DIP
16-ounce can refried beans, traditional
16-ounce carton sour cream
8-ounce block cream cheese, room temperature
1 taco seasoning packet
1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
3 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2.25-ounce can sliced black olives, drained
Tortilla chips or corn chips
Spread refried beans on the bottom layer of a serving platter. Combine sour cream, cream cheese, and taco seasoning packet in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Spread over refried beans. Divide romaine lettuce evenly over cream cheese layer. Top with diced tomatoes and green onion snips. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese followed by Monterey Jack cheese over all. Finish with black olive slices. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate dip for at least one hour. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips.