Individual Seven-Layer Dips

For this colorful appetizer, everyone gets their own layered dip. Serve with plenty of tortilla chips so guests can enjoy every last bite.

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Individual Seven-Layer Dips
Makes: 8 to 12  servings
Serving size: 1 dip
Yield: 8-12 individual dips Prep 20 mins Start to Finish 35 mins


  • 2 teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1 10 ounce box frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons  finely chopped red onion, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons  chopped, drained pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons  ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup  store-bought salsa
  • 1/2 cup  coarsely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup  sour cream
  • Corn tortilla chips for dipping


1. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and saute corn, stirring, until hot, about 2 minutes. Add onion and jalapeno and cook, stirring until onion is just tender, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Stir beans together in another bowl with cumin, 1 tablespoon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

3. Halve avocado lengthwise, discard pit and scoop flesh with a spoon from skin onto a cutting board. Cut avocado halves lengthwise into slices and crosswise into 1/2-inch cubes. Gently toss avocado in a small bowl with remaining 1 tablespoon juice an cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.

4. Set out 12 small (4- or 5-oz. capacity) plastic cups and layer ingredients beginning with corn mixture, then bean mixture, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and avocado mixture. Garnish tops with red onion and tortilla chips. Serve remaining tortilla chips in a bowl on the side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)120,
  • Fat, total(g)7,
  • chol.(mg)9,
  • sat. fat(g)3,
  • carb.(g)11,
  • fiber(g)2,
  • pro.(g)4,
  • sodium(mg)230,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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