The heat in our area has been rough, with everyone stating how hot it is. We have yet to acquire an a/c hoping that we will be able to make it through the summer without one. School has started again and often that means that summer will be ending soon. All I know is that the heat did not get the memo. That leaves the desire for cool meals and easy lunchbox meals.
Individual Seven-Layer Dips
Makes about 8 individual dips
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 cup guacamole
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup chunky salsa or pico de gallo
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 (2.25 ounce) can of sliced olives, drained
9 ounce plastic tumblers
In a small bowl mix taco seasoning with refried beans. Some people prefer to mix their taco seasoning with the sour cream layer but I wanted a bright white layer so I did it with the beans.
Here's how the layers are assembled:Layer 1: beans and taco seasoning
Layer 2: sour cream
Layer 3: guacamole
Layer 4: salsa or pico de gallo
Layer 5: cheese
Layer 6: tomatoes
Layer 7: green onions and olives
Garnish with one tortilla chip. Store in the refrigerator until serving and serve with chips. Makes around 8 individual dips.