I don’t think I’ve ever actually had a seven layer dip. This is surprising for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I spent five years working in sports and was therefore present at a large number of sports viewing parties. So when the question came up on Jeopardy! today, I got the answer right* but could not name all the ingredients in a seven layer dip when I started to think about it.
I got: refried beans, ground beef, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and cheese. My only guess for the last ingredient was lettuce, and that sounds horrid.** In the end, I had to go look it up. It’s black olives. Knowing this, I find it baffling that I’ve never had seven layer dip. There is nothing about that combination of foods that is not awesome.
*It was Celebrity Jeopardy!. No offence meant to the celebrities because some of them are very bright, but a nine-year-old could win that tournament.
**In fairness, I don’t really like lettuce. It’s the most pointless food I can think of.