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Mexican Layer Dip Recipe

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Mexican Layer Dip Recipe

Can we talk about other people’s food?

It’s only in my adulthood that I’ve realised that I might be weird. OK, I know I’m weird. But you know when people who work in offices have their food go missing from their communal fridge? I’ve always struggled with that. WHY ARE PEOPLE EATING OTHER PEOPLE’S FOOD?

I only ever ate food made by my family. I had an aversion to other people’s food. Even when the school would have Bake Days, I would only eat things my Ma made.


I like to know that things are clean and sanitary and not containing some weird, foreign ingredient. BUT as an adult I’ve become slightly more relaxed. Not to the stage where I’d eat random food from a communal fridge, but enough that I love a group dinner where everyone brings a dish.

Are you hearing me? Or have you tossed me into the too weird category?

Anywho! My cousin makes the best Mexican food, and this is one of her recipes. It’s one that I happily dug into without any weirdness.

I’m cured! ?

With this dip, you want the nasty, totally fake corn chips to go with it. I usually buy Organic fancy corn chips for such occasions, but this is just good with those orange, leave-stains-on-your-fingers chips. Go bad, all the way!

Mexican Layer Dip Recipe


450g can refried beans
1/2 a packet of 35g taco season mix {if you want to use it all, go hard}
300ml sour cream
2 ripe avocados, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup salsa dip
1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
2 packets of corn chips

♥ In a medium bowl, mix together the beans and the taco seasoning mix. Spread onto the base of your serving dish. It’s best with a rectangular-shaped dish, with more surface area. A deep dish is hard to scoop up and get all the delicious layer in one go. Go rectangle and big.
♥ Add the sour cream to cover the base layer.
♥ In a small bowl place the avocado and sprinkle with the lemon juice. Gently toss over the sour cream, and do the same with the cherry tomatoes.
♥ Dollop the salsa around the dish, and then sprinkle with the grated cheese.

And then… GET YOUR DIP ON.

Can we talk about other people’s food? Do you happily indulge in food made by others or are you a little more reserved like weird old me?

  • Mrs Macca


  • This looks the business! I’m a bit like you, I’ve got this weird thing about eating off other people’s cutlery or plates. It’s fine at other people’s houses, but I just can’t do it in communal kitchens, like at work or at community centres. I have to take all my own eating utensils otherwise I just can’t eat. I know, I’m such a weirdo!

  • This is one of my favourite things to make, and my family ask me to make it every christmas.

    I too struggle with the idea that people are eating other people’s food out of the fridge. They KNOW it’s not theirs! Aren’t they worried they’ll get caught? or that the person will be hungry? WHO IS DOING THIS?!!

  • I once made a fruit flan for my boss’ birthday and when I went to collect it out of the communal fridge someone had taken a slice out of it – WHO DOES THAT????

  • Lauren Russo – Love_Live_Loz

    Other people’s food (and cutlery and glasses) wierds me out too… so nervy digging into all that unknown hygene!!! Hhaaha…bunch of weirdos we are!

  • This looks gorgeous Chantelle! Loving all those layers! I never had a problem eating other people’s food as a kid but I can relate now that I love to cook and bake. I love to eat my own food, perhaps a little too much! haha