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Layered Bean Dip (It is Cinco De Mayo)

Originally, this was a 7 layered dip – however, I’ve taken the dairy out which has reduced layers. The green olives are the trick – creates a very different flavor. Big hit with adults and children alike. Enjoy!


24 oz Re-fried Beans

1 package taco Seasoning (Trader Joes has a preservative free package that tastes great)

2 4oz cans diced black olives

2 4oz cans diced green chilies

8 oz Spanish green olives, no pimento, diced

3-4 green onions

1/2 green bell pepper

10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half.



Put chilies, green olives, black olives, green onions and bell pepper in a food processor with chopping blade. Run processor until mixture is diced and mixed together. Place mixture in colander in sink and let drip for at least 1/2 hour. Mix beans and taco seasoning in a bowl. Spread beans on plate, then guacamole, then mixture, then tomatoes.

*If you want the dairy back, put sour cream on top of the beans, then guac, then mixture, then shredded cheese then tomatoes.

Serve with tortilla chips!