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Super Bowl Recipes: When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

If you're hosting a Super Bowl party this afternoon/evening, you've probably already gotten most of your edibles together. However, if you've gotten this far and realized that you've forgotten to put together any kind of dip to go with the numerous chips you're going to be serving. . .you are serving chips, right. . .then we have a very easy way for you to fix that.

The lovely Rachael Ray from the Food Network has an outstanding recipe for a Lucky Seven-Layer Dip that takes very little time to put together, and is sure to be a hit at your Super Bowl festivities.

Let's start out with the ingredients.

  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 4 scallions, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 (16 to 18 ounce) jar green chili or tomatillo salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, a palm full, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 2/3 palm full
  • 1 (16 to 18 ounce) jar chipotle salsa
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • Pimiento stuffed jumbo Spanish olives, chopped

Yeah, that looks like a lot of ingredients, but it's going to be completely worth it, I can assure you.

Now, the process of creating the dip.

  1. Heat refried beans in small nonstick pan over medium heat and season with hot sauce. Transfer the beans to a small, deep casserole dish. Scrape pan clean with rubber spatula and return to heat.
  2. Add a little extra-virgin olive oil to the pan and raise heat to high. When the oil smokes, add the scallions and sear them, 2 to 3 minutes. Add green salsa to scallions and heat through. Add cilantro, remove salsa from heat, and layer on top of the beans.
  3. Return the same pan to the stove, lower heat to medium and add black beans, heat through and season with cumin, layer on top of the green salsa.
  4. Top the black beans with a layer of chipotle salsa. Mix sour cream the lime zest and juice and spread on top of the chipotle salsa.
  5. Combine the meat of 2 ripe avocados with garlic, lemon juice, jalapeno and salt to form a chunky guacamole. Top the salsa with guacamole. Garnish the dip with the final layer of diced tomatoes and sliced olives.

Throw in some delicious tortilla chips. . .in different colors, depending on what you can find. . .and you'll have a dip that will be the talk of the party.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.