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halloween 7 layer bean dip

a recipe by
Seattle, WA

Grab a bag of chips & bring this to your Halloween Party!!! The guacamole recipe is my own. The Arizona Dreaming spice mix is fabulous; I highly recommend it!

serves A Crowd
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For halloween 7 layer bean dip

  • 2 can
    rosarita black refried beans
  • 3
  • 1-2
    limes, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    penzey's arizona dreaming spice mix (substitute chili powder & cumin powder only if you must)
  • shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 sm
    diced tomato
  • shredded mexican cheese blend (or cheddar)
  • 2
    diced green onions
  • black olives

How To Make halloween 7 layer bean dip

  • 1
    Start with a very large round serving dish. Spread the beans to make a level circle, leaving about a 1 1/2 inch clear outer margin.
  • 2
    Spread a thin layer of plain, unsweetened yogurt on top of the beans. (Hint: Plain, unsweetened yogurt tastes so much better than sour cream on many Mexican style dishes, and of course is healthier. Stir it well before using.)
  • 3
    Make the guacamole. Juice 1 lime into a large non-metal bowl. Add peeled & pitted avacados. The lime juice will help keep them from turning brown (oxidizing.) Mash up and add seasonings, salt & pepper to taste. Heap the guacamole on top of the yogurt layer & smooth out.
  • 4
    Around the empty ring at the edge, add shredded cabbage or lettuce, shredded cheese, tomato, green onion & chopped black olive.
  • 5
    *Read step 7 first! Fill a ziplock bag with about 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream), cut the tip off one end, and then use it to draw the spider web. Make 4 concentric circles (inside each other) on top of the guacamole. Put the yogurt down, take a spatula or knife, and draw lines, starting from the center outward, like spokes on a wheel. It will pull the yogurt with it, giving it a draped spider web look.
  • 6
    Make a spider out of black olives for the center. Use one for the body, and cut another lengthwise to make 8 legs.
  • 7
    If you are going to be storing before serving, you may spread a little extra lime juice over the top of the guacamole, before drawing the spider web on.