Sunday, February 5, 2017

Recipes that Define Our Marriage: Taco Dip

Also called Tex-Mex Dip and 7-Layer Dip  

On the occasion of our wedding anniversary, my husband and I were discussing which recipes we feel define our short 37-year marriage. We were in agreement about most of them!

We first enjoyed this dip during the summer of 1981 when we lived at the foot of Main Street in Ft. Pierre, from the Family Circle magazine. We have it for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, so it's tied into many, many fond memories.  One year at Christmas-time (in the 1980s) I took it to our church's progressive dinner which wasn't the best idea because our humble town didn't reliably have ripe avocadoes. I also made it for Dennis and Suzy Betsinger when we hosted them for a movie back in the 90s when we lived on South Van Buren in Pierre. Fun Times!     
Prep time: 30 minutes                                  
  • 3 medium ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) sour cream
  • 12 cup mayonnaise (usually skip this)
  • 1 (1/4-1 1/8 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans bean dip
  • 1 bunch green onions with top, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cored, halved, seeded and coarsely chopped (2 cups)
  • 2 (3 1/2 ounce) cans pitted ripe olives, drained, coarsely chopped (usually skip these)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sharp cheddar cheese, shredded