THE Low Carb Keto Mexican 7 Layer Dip

7 layer dip is a classic party appetizer that usually consists of layered refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes.  Most of the ingredients fit perfectly into the keto diet – it’s only the starchy refried beans that are the problem.  When I set out to create a Keto 7 Layer Dip, I mulled over my options and they were, frankly, limited.– I just really, really love it there and would live there full time if I could!

Anyway, we had some friends over to hang out at the pool one day after the recipe shooting was done, and I set this keto 7 layer dip out without telling anybody it wasn’t the classic version.  I provided tortilla chips because none of them are on keto, and let them have at it.  And I was on the edge of my seat wondering how it would go over.First there were lots of yummy noises and exclamations about it being delicious.

INGREDIENTS

For the cauliflower layer:

  • 4 cups cooked cauliflower florets, well drained
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (you can get this in the spice aisle or on Amazon)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons canned chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or other light tasting oil)

For the avocado layer:

  • 2 cups mashed avocado
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

To assemble the dip:

  • 2 cups full fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Cauliflower layer:

    1. Combine the cooked cauliflower, mayonnaise, Creole seasoning, heavy whipping cream, cumin, chipotle, and avocado oil in a blender or food processor.

For the Avocado Layer:

  1. Mash the avocados with a fork until a slightly chunky consistency is reached.
  2. Stir in the lime juice, salt and pepper.

To Assemble:

  1. In an 8 inch trifle bowl or casserole dish, spread the cauliflower layer evenly over the bottom.
  2. Spread the sour cream layer over the cauliflower layer.
  3. Drop the avocado mixture by spoonfuls over the sour cream layer and carefully spread out until fully covered.
  4. Sprinkle the Creole seasoning over the avocado layer.

 

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