MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

7 Layer Bean Dip

3 medium ripe avocado, peeled,cored,mashed

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

1/2-1 package taco seasoning mix

*2 cans bean dip

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 bunch green onion, chopped

1 (3 ounce) can black olives (sliced or chopped)

1 (8 ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese


1. Mix avocados, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

2. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, and taco seasoning mix.

3. Layer ingredients as follows.

4. Bottom layer: Bean Dip.

5. Second layer: Avocado mixture.

6. Third layer: Sour cream mixture.

7. Fourth layer: Tomatoes.

8. Fifth layer: Onions.

9. Sixth layer: Olives.

10. Seventh layer: Cheese (I like to use Colby Jack cheese).

11. Top with extra sour cream/olives/salsa, etc. if desired.

12. Serve with tortilla chips.

13. **This seems to be a little bit better if you can chill it for a few hours or over night to let the flavors intensify**.

The recipe was taken from this link:

My changes *Instead of 2 cans of bean dip, I use 2 cans of refried beans and mixed a little salsa and cilantro into it.

Alligator Drink

1 can limeade concentrate

½ cup water

½ cup apple juice

1 large avocado peeled and cubed

8 large ice cubes

Blend in blender until smooth.

Serve immediately as it’s best when ice cold

One of Rachel’s friends gave us this recipe when he saw that we had a lime tree and our neighbor had an avocado tree. There is nothing like fresh ingredients to make this drink.

This is my modified version of the recipe using fresh squeezed lime juice.

Juice about 6 limes (enough to make ¾ cup of fresh lime juice)

One large avocado peeled and cubed

3/4 cup apple juice

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups water

Enough ice cubes to fill up a 5 cup blender.

Blend in blender until smooth

Serve immediately

You can take the leftovers in put in Smart and Final 5 ½ oz container with lid and freeze until ready to eat. Just before eating, slightly defrost in microwave for about 30 seconds until slushy.

Makes 5 cups