Vegan Seven Layer Dip

Vegan Seven Layer Dip

I have a huge weakness for seven layer dip. Growing up, my mom made it for SO many holidays and gatherings. I’d be sure to grab a seat at the table right next to it so that I could gobble it up, chip after chip after chip after chip. In my family, this was (and still is) called Tex Mex dip. When Jack and I were first dating, he thought this was hilarious and once I moved down to Texas with him I learned why – this dip is neither Tex nor Mex. In the intervening years, I also learned that I don’t like anyone else’s version except my mom’s. Hers may not be Tex Mex, but I love it, and it doesn’t have weird things like olives.

So I decided to use my mom’s version as a starting point and actually made a fresh vegan version that taste’s pretty close to the original. The only visual difference is the lack of orange cheese, but all of the classic (to me) flavors really come through, especially with the refried beans and tangy guacamole. Instead of sour cream I used cashew cream and I added chili spiced quinoa to make it heartier. This should serve 4 to 6 as a normal appetizer, but  of course Jack and I sat down and devoured (most of it) for dinner.

Vegan Seven Layer Dip

Vegan Seven Layer Dip
 
Serves: serves 6 to 8
Ingredients
  • 1 (14-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 recipe Kale Guacamole, pulsed in a food processor
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ bunch scallions, diced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced or diced, optional
  • Tortilla Chips
Cashew Cream
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
Spiced Quinoa
  • 1½ cups cooked red quinoa
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Make the Cashew Cream: In a blender, combine the cashews, water, olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt and blend until creamy. Chill until ready to use.
  2. Make the Spiced Quinoa: In a medium bowl, mix together the quinoa, garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, lime juice, olive oil, sea salt, and maple syrup. Chill until ready to use.
  3. In a serving tray that's 8x12 (or similar), layer the refried beans, kale guacamole, cashew cream, and spiced quinoa. Top with the tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, more cashew cream and the jalapeños, if using. Serve with chips.

 


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11 comments

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  4. jenna urben from theurbenlife.com on said:

    This looks so great! That kale gauc sounds amazing, yum!

  5. Gaby Dalkin on said:

    Seven layers of pure deliciousness!!! 🙂

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  7. Alison on said:

    So simple to make and super delicious! The flavors and textures were spot on. The Spiced Quinoa is genius. Planning on making this again ASAP!

  8. Beth on said:

    I made this dip for our super bowl party, and it vanished! So delicious. Didn’t miss the sour cream of cheese at all. New favorite!

  9. Sabrina on said:

    I love the traditional version of this too, but am really happy with this alternative while trying to eat healthier, while including legumes and other veg, so this works while keeping me away from beloved cheese and sour cream ingredients, thank you!

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