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Friday, May 4, 2012

"Cinco" Layer Dip | Family Economics

By Erin

Cinco Layer DipSeven Layer Dip just got a little skinnier and a little cheaper for Cinco de Mayo!

As tradition dictates, parties for Cinco de Mayo happen all over the country to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. This year at our house, we’ll be celebrating with “cinco” layers and not seven.

Overall, it’s the traditional Seven Layer Dip, minus the olives and tomatoes. I’ve removed these because I don’t like olives and you don’t need tomatoes since that flavor is in the salsa. This five layer dip also takes just minutes to prepare and won’t break the bank. It can be used as an appetizer or, if you’re like me and can’t resist the stuff, it can turn into dinner!

Here’s the breakdown of my “Cinco” Layer Dip.


15 ounce can refried beans
1 ½ cup store-bought or homemade guacamole
2/3 cup sour cream
½ cup salsa
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
Tortilla chips


In a medium, shallow serving dish or bowl, spread the refried beans along the bottom. Then add a layer of guacamole, followed by layer of sour cream, and then salsa.

Add the sliced green onions and cilantro leaves as the top layer.

Serve with corn tortilla chips.

Makes eight to 10 appetizer or side dish servings.

What fun treats will you be serving for Cinco de Mayo?

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On Saturday, May 5, 2012, Mary from MN wrote

This looks great! And I just happen to have all the ingredients.... Thanks!

On Friday, May 4, 2012, Debonet from Seattle wrote

NO cheese? Seriously? My topping also include diced red onion and sliced black olives.


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