southwest six layer dip

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, Gluten Free, Guest Posts, recipes, Vegan

I have been go go go lately, which hasn’t left much kitchen time. The same breakfast smoothie and lunch sandwich aren’t really interesting talk around here. Well, I did find a smoothie shop in our new neighborhood, so I may actually tell you about that soon.

My kitchen is about half unpacked, so I am able to partly function in there, and it is my main focus to get organized first. I am looking forward to cooking again.

The best thing we have eaten recently, when I finally did get in the kitchen? Individual six layer dips.

We ate these three times last week – as a dip for lunch, over crunchy lettuce as a salad, in a quinoa bowl topped with crushed tortilla chips. These flavors are so good, and don’t get old.

Using the fire roasted green chiles I brought back from Santa Fe last spring, this layered lunch has a southwest spin. The sweet corn mixes perfectly with the sweet-spicy noocho cheese, while the crisp lettuce and avocado provide a cool and creamy finish.

All together? A perfect warm weather lunch that is both light and filling.

Now I want to visit Santa Fe again…

I’m posting at Fork You! No, Fork You! while Christina is off getting married – see the recipe here – southwest six layer dip.

eta: two things – sorry about the formatting. Also, I am guessing Christina is offline for a bit, so all comments are going into moderation. Thanks for reading!

 

 

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1 Abby May 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

Still such beautiful photos! I’m very visual, so I love the layers of color through the clear glass. All you need is a little dab of red–salsa, maybe?–and you’re eating the rainbow ;)

At any rate, I hope you guys are settling in. Very exciting stuff, even if the food isn’t…quite yet.

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2 spabettie May 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

thank you, Abby! you know what’s funny, I had a tomato, but Jason doesn’t like them, and I was making this for our lunch… It was a deliberate choice in trying for “southwest colors” if there is such a thing…

we are settling in – I am unpacking boxes and organizing – it is nice to be down to ONE house. :D

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3 Heather (Where's the Beach) May 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

Awesome looking dip! I’m sure it tastes even better than it looks too.

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4 spabettie May 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

oh it tastes SO good!

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5 Steve @ the black peppercorn May 16, 2012 at 11:19 am

i love anything southwest! This looks awesome and I love each and every layer. Well done!

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6 spabettie May 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

thanks Steve! I love southwest flavors too, green chiles are my favorite!

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7 Tommy May 16, 2012 at 11:37 am

” you’re bringin quinoa back ” … LOL. good to see it here again, I love quinoa!!!

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8 spabettie May 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

oh my, Tommy – it is as if you KNEW JT started off my day… you are too funny, and timely! quinoa – funny you noticed… I don’t know if I got burned out or needed a break, but I went to quinoa every day to… hardly at all. I miss it. you will see more! ;)

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9 cookingrookie May 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

Just saw this on RecipeNewZ. So glad to see that you are back to blogging :-). What a wonderful recipe! And the pics are so beautiful and full of light – pure delight :-). Thanks for sharing!
p.s. by the way, I tried to leave a comment on Christina’s site, but I’m not sure it worked. But I guess that can be taken care of after the honeymoon ;-)

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10 spabettie May 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

thank you – it is very good to BE back! I feel like myself again ;)

ha – I don’t know if Christina will be accessing her site at all, I wish I could get in there to reformat into paragraphs and recipe …

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11 Roz@weightingfor50 May 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hi Kris. Yet another looking Spabettie recipe!!!! Glad you are settling into your new home!!!

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12 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:51 am

thanks, Roz! we’re getting there, it’s the exciting and fun part now! XXO

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13 jobo May 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

O. M. G. This looks SO GOOD (I know, I KNOW I always say this!!) and so versatile!! You cook more than me even when you ARE busy!!

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14 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:51 am

girl’s gotta eat! ;)

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15 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

This dip looks AWESOME! It’s hot here today and a margarita and this dip would be sooooo perfect!

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16 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:51 am

yep, a margarita would finish this off great!

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17 Jenn @therebelchick May 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

This looks delicious and easy!

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18 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:50 am

so easy! I’m getting back into the habit of making a large pot of quinoa each week, and I lately I always have a batch of noocho cheese… everything else comes together very quickly if those things are already chillin’ in the fridge! :D

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19 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy.wordpress.com May 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Oh my Gosh that looks SO yummy!! I love Mexican food! Thanks for the recipe!

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20 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

you are welcome, Caralyn. I hope you love it as much as we do!

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21 Nilla May 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm

we had a version of these for dinner tonight, you’re right I could eat them again and again. like for lunch tomorrow! thanks Kristina!

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22 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

sounds good, Nilla – enjoy your lunch today! xo

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23 Lou May 17, 2012 at 1:55 am

Yay for your new home! AND delicious colourful fresh dip.salad.lunch-thingies :) I’m going to have to try this… my family LOVES anything with a South-Western spin!

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24 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

then make this, soon! it’s a nice change from the 7 layer one I usually do. happy weekend, Lou!

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25 Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 17, 2012 at 3:12 am

This is a beautiful idea! Reminds me of the Schichtsalat (layer salad) which is a typical 70s (or so) party dish: http://cdn.chefkoch.de/ck.de/rezepte/1/1585/74325-big-schichtsalat.jpg

Like the cheese hedgehog: http://i36.tinypic.com/29hh21.jpg

:D :D

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26 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

haa – that salad is SO seventies! and I LOVE the hedgehog!!

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27 Nichole May 17, 2012 at 4:34 am

Why stop at 6:) You know I could honestly eat mexican food every single day, and I almost do!

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28 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

ha – I just need a taller vessel. Mexican is a constant craving here, too. It ALWAYS sounds good.

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29 Jeanette May 17, 2012 at 6:19 am

Love the quinoa at the bottom of this dip – very pretty presentation!

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30 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

thank you Jeanette, I always love how these layers look. happy Thursday to you!

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31 Ashley F. May 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

Beautiful photos as always! I did something similar to this for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower and it was a hit. I’ll have to try it with the quinoa next time!

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32 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

thanks Ashley! I love the quinoa in this kind of thing, makes it more of a ‘meal’ right?

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33 Baker Street May 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Now that’s my kinda dip! LOVE your pictures! :)

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34 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

thank you – I hope you make this dip sometime, it IS a good one! Cheers!

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