Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For a Crowd: Deep Space 9 Layer Dip

Last month I told you I was on a Mexican Kick when I made the Chipotle Chicken Nachos and that I would share a dip recipe with you that I made for a Star Trek loving friend's birthday.  Well, here it is a solid month later and I am finally sharing the dip.  Our friend LOVES Star Trek and when I asked his wife what I could do to help with his party she asked me to make a late night munchie.  I knew I wanted to do a dip and I love a I came up with Deep Space 9 Layer dip.  7 layer dips are classic and Deep Space 9 has something to do with Star Trek (so google said) and I figured if 7 layers are good 9 is better.  Usually I am a fan of shredding your own cheese, making guacamole, etc, but with this dip there are so many components I used all short cuts and it was still so good and fast to put together!  So here we go 9 Layer Dip in pictures:
1. 1 Can Refried Beans even better if you mix a little adobe sauce in with them, it takes the "can" taste away

2. 4-8 ounces Sour Cream use light if you must, but I advise against it!
3. Shredded Cheese I prefer sharp cheddar, grate your own if you are high maintenance, but not necessary here
4. Guacamole the prepackaged is fine, it doesn't turn brown and smooth is better here
5. Diced Tomatoes
6. Diced Onion yes they are sort of mixed, but it's still 2 layers or use pico de gallo, sort of cheating but does the job
7. MORE you can never have enough Cheese
8. Chopped Olives black or green or pimento stuffed, you choose
9. Cilantro! try to spread it out more then me

This dip was literally gone in like 5 minutes, and I had a huge container , this was just the small one for photos.  Give it a try at your tailgate this weekend!  It's great, quick to put together, you can use all store bought ingredients and it still tastes good and everyone loves it!  What is your favorite dip?
Sincerely Loving Food,

1 comment:

  1. This looks fantastic. I'll give it a try. :)