Recipe of the week: Classically delicious taco dip

Ah, the classic taco dip. Everyone seems to have a unique variation on the legendary layered goodness of this colorful appetizer.

Taco dip is a layered dip, usually served with tortilla chips or vegetables. Recipes have no restrictive rules; if you can put it in a taco, you can put in a dip. It’s quick and easy to make, perfect for a get-together with friends.

Here is a basic taco dip recipe and optional homemade taco seasoning. Use additional layers or ingredients –— such as lettuce, refried beans, green onions or salsa — to please your personal culinary palette.

 

CLASSICALLY DELICIOUS TACO DIP 

 

Start to finish: 20 minutes 

Servings: 10 to 15

 

1 avocado, peeled without the pit

1 ½ cup sour cream

2/3 cup mayonnaise

1 packet taco seasoning mix (or homemade seasoning, see recipe below)

I cup shredded cheese

1 can black olives (sliced)

2 fresh tomatoes (diced)

 

Mash the avocado in a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise. Mix together with a spatula until well blended. Pour the mixture into a 9 inch pie dish and spread out.

Mix 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayonnaise and the taco seasoning packet in bowl. Spread over the top of the first layer in the pie dish.

Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese over the second layer, followed by a layer of sliced olives and diced tomatoes. Wa-la!  You have created a delicious appetizer.

 

SPICE IS NICE TACO 

SEASONING

 

Start to finish: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 people

 

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

 

Mix all ingredients together. Spiciness can be kicked up or mellowed down by adding or subtracting the amounts of cumin and chili powder.

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