Vegetarian Eight Layer Party Dip

We love love love Mexican flavors. Honestly, what’s better than the flavor combination of guacamole, sour cream, and spicy jalapeños? This delicious and vegetarian dip combines those 3 along with 5 other delicious flavors to form the ultimate party snack! You can also always jazz this up and add ground beef to appease your more carnivorous friends. I made this with some of my veg-head friends in mind, as a party snack for our Housewarming Party (more on that in a later post, don’t you worry)! The best thing about this dip is that you don’t have to cook a single thing, and putting everything together takes less than 20 minutes! Even still, with such a short preparation time, I guarantee it will take even less time to disappear into your friends’ bellies :-) 

Servings: 30+

Prep Time: <20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes!!


  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and mashed
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • dash garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 large spoonfuls salsa
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (16 oz) container fat free sour cream
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced
  • green onion, chopped (as many as you like)
  • 1 (16oz) can refried beans
  • 2 cups shredded, cheddar cheese
  • 1 (2.25 oz) can sliced black olives, drained
  • jalapeño slices (as many as you like)


Mix your first 8 ingredients together in a bowl to make your guacamole. This is an adapted version of my regular guacamole recipe.  Mix the sour cream and taco seasoning together in a separate bowl. Now layer your refried beans at the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish (I also mixed a little bit of the taco seasoning into the beans for added flavor, but that isn’t necessary). IMG_3250Next, layer your guacamole on top of the refried beans.

Okay, this looks a little gross but it is delicious!!
Okay, this looks a little gross but it is delicious!!

Next comes the seasoned sour cream layer. IMG_3253Now, add your cheddar cheese. IMG_3254Next, add your tomatoes, green onions, black olives, and jalapeños.  IMG_3255Get your tortilla chips and get to dippin’!! VOILA it’s that easy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 99; Fat: 5 g; Cholesterol: 9 mg; Sodium: 205 mg; Carbs: 11 g; Sugars: 2 g; Protein: 4 g

Amanda’s Rating: 9/10

Nevin’s Rating: 9/10


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Michele Santiago says:

    Panda- This looks absolutely delicious- now, how and where would I add cooked ground beef? Where in the layers would that go? On the very bottom, with the refried beans on top, and then just follow your recipe from there? Have you ever made it with either ground beef or perhaps shredded beef? I’ll await your reply, my dear…..

    Your Mutha!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefchewie says:

      I’ve never made it with meat but I would probably keep the refried beans as the bottom layer just because they are so heavy and dense. I’d then put meat on top of the beans and continue as outlined above. YUMMMMMM


  2. Caroline says:

    Amanda this looks soooooooo good. I’m actually drooling. I can’t wait to make some!!

    Liked by 1 person


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