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Paleo 7-Layer Dip

This Paleo 7-Layer Dip is delicious! It’s Paleo, vegan, Whole30, and perfect for summer cookouts. Because it has 7 layers, it takes some time to put together . . . but I guarantee it’s worth your while! This recipe earned five-star reviews from my whole family!

Paleo 7-Layer Dip

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! It’s so good, I could eat it with a spoon — who needs chips?! Although I made this a few weeks ago, I think it’s the perfect recipe for this time of year. We just had a barbecue the other day (for Father’s Day), and obviously every barbecue needs good appetizers! This Paleo 7-Layer Dip is the perfect summer appetizer, because a.) it’s Paleo/vegan/vegetarian/Whole30/nut-free/all that jazz, b.) it’s big enough to serve a crowd, and c.) it’s freaking delicious!!

Bonus: the only baking involved is roasting a sweet potato, which you can do ahead of time as part of your weekly meal prep (if you’re one of those people . . . I’m not haha).

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Paleo 7-Layer Dip

So, this is a Paleo 7-Layer Dip. The seven layers are:

  1. Purple Sweet Potato “Refried Beans”
  2. My dairy-free, nut-free “Cheese Dip”
  3. Guacamole
  4. Salsa
  5. Lettuce
  6. Olives
  7. Tomatoes

I don’t know why people add olives to 7-layer dip, but I figured I’d keep them for tradition’s sake. Also, I think the lettuce is kind of pointless, but it adds some texture and flavor . . . so it’s okay I guess 😉

I used regular tomato (I think it was a Roma) & diced it, but halved cherry tomatoes would be awesome!

Paleo 7-Layer Dip

You can serve this dip with plantain chips, root veggie chips, or traditional tortilla chips. It’s also good with bell peppers and raw carrots! I mean, what wouldn’t be good if it’s smothered in Paleo “beans,” “cheese,” salsa, and guac?

About the beans . . . remember my Sweet Potato Tahini Breakfast Bowl from March? I thought the potato tasted like refried beans after I mixed it with tahini, so I made another batch for my Paleo 7-Layer Dip! This time, I didn’t have time to make tahini, so I added peanut butter instead! You can use any nut or seed butter you like. 🙂

Paleo 7-Layer Dip

I hope you love this recipe! It’s truly delicious, and I think it’s perfect for summer barbecues and cookouts. If you miss 7-layer dip and can’t have it because of dietary restrictions, this is the recipe for you!!

Have a great day!

p.s. I’m taking recipe suggestions and requests, so please pay me a visit on Instagram and send me a DM!

Paleo 7-Layer Dip

Print Recipe
Paleo 7-Layer Dip
Prep Time 1.5 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Dip
"Refried Beans"
Guacamole
Prep Time 1.5 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Dip
"Refried Beans"
Guacamole
Instructions
  1. Begin by roasting the sweet potato at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. Before roasting, scrub the potato, prick it with a fork, and wrap it in tinfoil.
  2. Scoop the cooled sweet potato flesh into a blender. Add the coconut oil, nut/coconut milk, salt, and nut/seed butter. Blend until smooth. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. Prepare the guacamole in a separate bowl by mashing the avocado with a fork and adding all of the other ingredients. Mix until the mixture is homogenous & has reached desired texture (smooth, chunky, or somewhere inbetween).
  4. To assemble the dip, spread the "beans" onto a large plate or platter. Spread the "cheese" on top of the beans and add the guacamole on top of that. Add the salsa and sprinkle with lettuce, olives, and tomato.
  5. Serve with root veggie, plantain, or tortilla chips, or sliced vegetables for a Whole30 option. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

I used my own recipe for a dairy-free and nut-free "cheese" dip! See my recipe here.

My favorite salsa is a "Zesty Cilantro Salsa" from my local grocery store. It has tomatoes and red chile. You can use whichever salsa you like!

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