Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mexican layered dip

we ate and ate and ate today.   that was a great game right to the end!!!
(even though im a vikings fan---football is football right?)

I thought I would share this delicious recipe my mom makes all the time.  my kids refer to it as Grandmas Dip.

I have a few pics while I was making it today, but the good picture didnt happen because my family tore into it before i could get a nice side shot.    :)

3-5 ripe avocados
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1-8oz sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
1pkg dry taco seasoning
1cup chopped green onions with tops
1 can ripe black olives-chopped
2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
shredded cheese----any kind you love and loads of it. 
1.   peel, pit and mash avocados.  put in a bowl and add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.  mix together well.  set aside.
2.  in a separate bowl, mix sour cream, mayo and taco seasoning.  set aside.
3.  dice/chop your onions, black olives and tomatoes.  (i truly dont measure them to how many "cups" the recipe says. i guess based on who likes what and if i get sick of chopping)

on a large platter/dish, spread the avocado mixture on the bottom.

next, spread the sour cream/mayo/taco seasoning mixture.  make sure you spread smoothly with a spatula, but do not mix with the avocado.

spread your chopped veggies.  (onions, black olives, tomatoes)

 put LOADS of shredded cheese on top.....and your DONE.
You can serve immediately OR cover and chill in the fridge.
Serve with tortilla chips of your choice.  (we love scoops by Tostitos)

the original recipe called for beans on the bottom, but over the years we eliminated them due to a bean allergy in the family.   im not going to lie....i dont miss the beans.  LOL


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