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This Dip Has Seven Layers of Surprises

by Sydney Kramer
Feb 5 2017, 3:00pm

Today is the big day, folks: the Super Bowl. It's a special day, religious for some, where Americans from all walks of life gather around a giant television screen to root for their favorite team and stuff their faces with all kinds of chips and dip. The king of dips, though (the pièce de résistance, if you will) is the beloved 7-layer dip.

This is the dip that your father ate growing up, as his father did before him, and boy, does it have everything: refried beans, avocados, tomatoes, and their greener cousin, tomatillos. It's got garlic, it's got olives, it's got both Colby and cojita cheese. It's got seven damn layers for you to dip your unsuspecting tortilla or potato chip into. That means that you have the potential to be pleasantly surprised at least seven times during your football-watching experience.

7 Layer Dip

The best part about this dip is that nothing is written in stone. As its creator, Jamie Bissonnette of Toro, suggests, "At any point, add other things you have on hand that you would like to eat with this. If you have anything left over, mix it all together and put it on top."

RECIPE: 7-Layer Dip

So go ahead and make this dip your own—just make sure there's a big bowl of it on your coffee table by the time the grown men in tight pants start tackling each other.