When I have a party, I like to have a lot of appetizers. Sometimes, I serve only appetizers, instead of a full meal, so everyone enjoys a variety of foods. Last weekend, for instance, our children came over for a taco bar party. Since they were coming early, I figured they would love Vegan 7 Layer Taco Dip to munch on earlier in the day.
As I expected, the kids were starving, and the Vegan 7 Layer Taco Dipdisappeared in a matter of minutes. In fact, I started dinner early because, as usual, the vegan dip disappeared quicker than I thought. Luckily, I meal prepped, so dinner was a piece of cake.
In order to make my Vegan 7 Layer Taco Dip, I simply “veganized” the taco dip my mom used to make. Even though I could make refried beans from scratch, I took a shortcut and bought a can of organic vegan refried pinto beans from the store. And I also bought fresh guacamole from my favorite organic store, because it is as good or better than my own.
As a result, I only needed to do a little chopping and layering to create this beautiful and very tasty vegan taco dip.
Although I could have included vegan cheese, I’m not a fan of vegan shredded cheese, I just skipped it and added a layer of black beans instead. To make my layer of sour cream and taco seasoning, for example, I simply made my Skinny Girl Vegan Sour Cream and mixed it with taco seasoning just like the traditional recipe.
Layer the ingredients; one at a time, spreading gently so not to mix the layers together
Top your 7 Layered Vegan Taco Dip with your favorite vegan toppings, or use a short cut and use salsa as your final layer
Then, I simply chopped red onion, Roma tomatoes, and jalapeños. Another short cut, instead of using fresh vegetables, is to use your favorite fresh salsa.
Other optional toppings:
If you don’t like jalapeños, you could add vegan cheese, shredded lettuce, or mild banana peppers. Regardless of your toppings, you will love vegan 7 layer taco dip; I served with blue organic chips, but veggies are a great alternative to chips.
And then, skinny dip!