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Chipotle Adobo 7-Layer Dip

June 28, 2013 | Comments ()
Chipotle Adobo 7-Layer Dip

Seven Layer Dip is an easy party classic and it's always one of the first dishes to disappear. We've taken the traditional recipe and added our Chipotle Adobo Sauce for a fresh twist. Layering colorful ingredients into a clear bowl makes it look like you just spent hours in the kitchen when in reality this dish takes only 15 minutes to prepare.


Yep. It's official. This dish is just too pretty to eat. Here's what your layers will look like. Gorgeous, aren't they?

Ok, let's get started. Prep your ingredients following the recipe and instructions below. Then begin layering! We started with our sauce-spiked beans on the bottom, then added a dollop of homemade guacamole.

Next comes Greek yogurt blended with a little Chipotle Adobo Sauce. You can use sour cream, but the tang you get from the Greek yogurt is just as tasty and better for you too!

Bring on the corn!

...and the tomatoes!

Next we added a generous helping of cheese. We used cotija because we love the crumbly, salty flavor it adds to the dish, but Monterey jack, pepper jack, or cheddar works equally well here. 

Garnish with a bit of fresh cilantro for color. 

Now stand back and snap a picture. You'll have the prettiest dip at the party.

Chipotle Adobo 7 Layer Bean Dip

Serves 8-10
Total time: 15 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 2-3 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup cheese (shredded Monterey Jack/Pepper Jack or crumbled cotija)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 cups corn (about 2 fresh cobs)
  • 1 can black beans or refried beans 
  • ¾ cup Citizen Chef Chipotle Adobo Sauce
  • Green onions (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

How to Cook:

  1. First purée 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans with ½ a cup of Chipotle Adobo Sauce (if using refried beans, simply stir with sauce and save even more time). You want the beans to be smooth. Now you have a homemade Chipotle Adobo Black Bean Dip! This is yummy all on it's own, but it only gets better from here. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix together 8 oz of Greek yogurt with 3 tbsp of Chipotle Adobo Sauce.
  3. In another small bowl, mash two to three ripe avocados depending on their size (and your love for avocados!). Squeeze the juice from one lime and add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  4. If you have corn on the cob, take the kernels off with a blade and set aside. You can also use canned corn (just be sure to drain the liquid and rinse the kernels with cool water to remove any excess salt).
  5. Now start layering! You can use any combination of layers you would like, but we recommend starting with the "wet" ingredients on the bottom, then build up from there. We chose to first spread the Chipotle Adobo Black Bean Dip along the base. Then we added our prepared avocado, Chipotle Adobo yogurt, corn, and diced tomatoes. Cheese goes on top! We finished this dish with a garnish just for fun. Cilantro or green onion will both add an extra punch of fresh flavor and a pop of color.  

More ideas from some of our favorite bloggers:

Throwing a party or taking this to a Fourth of July BBQ? Make individual servings by layering this dip into clear, disposable cups via The Girl Who Ate Everything and garnish with a tortilla chip per her recommendation.

We're loving this Mediterranean take on a 7-layer dip featuring hummus, artichokes, cucumbers and feta! Get the recipe at and use our easy 2- ingredient hummus


by Kendra McPhee

photo credits to JR Farel and Alyson Pullman

Categories: Cooking