Jill Davie teaches you how to make a seven layer dip that is not too overwhelming.
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Everyone’s familiar with the seven layer dip, it can be so overwhelming and heavy sometimes that I refer to it as a seven deadly sins. Well, by taking out some of the fat, I've come up with a dip that I call the lucky number seven dip, because I've come up some healthy, low-fat alternative, but I've kept the flavor in. I start out by using black beans. Now, these are just canned black beans that I pureed. So I've taken two cans, now usually in a seven layer dip, you use brief fried beans, which have a lot of extra added fat. So I'm going to start of by layering in my black beans. What I like about using black beans is that they're really high in protein and high in fiber. So my next layer is going to be some guacamole. I made this one myself, but you can certainly use a store bought variety. Now, avocadoes are really rich in a healthy fat mono and saturated fat. So I'm not going to scamp on my guacamole. Okay, so for my next layer, I am going to put in some roasted diced pepper. Now, you can make this yourself, they are a little bit labor intensive. You can roast them, and then peel them or seed then. Or you just do what I do which is buy them readily roasted and peeled in the jar and chopped them. It's going to be my next layer and I love roasted pepper. I love them for their natural sweetness. So with the black beans and the guacamole, and these roasted peppers, these things are going to be so beautiful. I'm working towards the outer edge, just so that you can really see all those layers. So for my next layer, I have ricotta cheese. Ricotta cheese is natural low in fat, really rich in flavor, has a wonderful consistency, really creamy. Alright, my next layer is going to be a mixture of cilantro, parsley and green onion. Now, this is a nice, healthy herb mixture with a little green onion added. The leafier and the darker of the green, and the brighter the vegetable, the more vitamins, and the more minerals, and all these fresh herbs are going to give a really nice fresh bright taste. My next layer is sour cream, but not just any sour cream. I've chosen light sour cream. This has half of the fat, regular sour cream. And in it, I've mix some taco seasoning, taco seasoning is just a mixture of chili powder, cumin, granulated garlic and onion. I'm going to start layering this on. Now, the seasoning, instead of using a lot of salt, it's going to add more flavor. Now, for the last year, I have some cherry tomatoes. Now just layer these on top, then I have some black olives. Now, I'm going to spice it up with a little bit of chili flake, just so I like to heat things up a little bit here, I like a little added spice. And then a squirt of limejuice, now citrus always helps to pronounce flavors in a dish, not only that, but it does it with that without extra use of sodium. Okay and I'm going to garnish it with some torn cilantro leaves. This is looking so beautiful. Now, that is seven layers of healthy goodness for someone to dip into.