Healthier Seven Layer Dip – Gluten Free

by Sharon on January 29, 2014


Who doesn’t love Seven Layer Dip? Especially when it’s a healthy version using Greek yogurt over sour cream and lots . of . veggies. No one that’s who! 😉 You can use tortilla chips, Mary’s gluten free crackers, or sticks of celery and peppers for dipping. Celery and peppers are the best for this as they form a scoop shape that allows you to get a bit from every layer in your mouth. That’s the most important part, right? How much can be shoveled into your gob! 😉

Anywho, if you’re looking for healthier Super Bowl party options, look no further. Oh, and Danielle tweeted the other day if she wasn’t a blogger she would have no idea that it was Super Bowl time. So Danielle, it’s homework time! What teams are in this years Super Bowl? Bonus points if you can guess who I’m rooting for!


Now let’s see the players in this game … er … ingredients in this recipe! 🙂

For the first layer I shredded a head of romaine. Easy.


Then, I made some chipotle yogurt. What the heck is chipotle yogurt you ask? Let me tell you! Instead of sour cream I’m using Greek yogurt for this healthier dip but I want it to have some oomph, so I stirred some of the adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers into the Greek yogurt. Presto! Chipotle yogurt. Just make sure you are using the natural flavour yogurt. Vanilla would be pretty gross in this. 😉 Natural yogurt + adobo sauce.


Next I scooped out the goods from a avocado and chopped it up with a handful of cilantro and added that on top of the chipotle yogurt.


Following the avocado  we have black beans, salsa, shredded cheese and finally, the seventh layer, sliced green onions.

I layered all of the components into a glass container and promptly went to town munching away. It was a great snack for watching the Grammy red carpet show. I love watching the parade of fashions for the award season. the Grammys is good but the real glamour is usually at the Oscars. Do you watch the award shows? Prefer the Superbowl over the Oscars?

Either way, this dip was the winner in our house. 🙂


Healthier Seven Layer Dip – Gluten Free
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  • 1 head of romaine, shredded
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tin (398 ml) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. Mix the adobo sauce together with the yogurt
  2. Chop together the cilantro with the avocado
  3. Layer the ingredients as listed in a medium sized glass container
  4. Serve with chopped peppers, celery, tortilla chips, or Mary’s gluten free crackers

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Danielle @LabelsAreForTinCans January 29, 2014 at 10:25 am
Hahahaha! Now I will have to do my research ;) Will I get by with making your dip instead?
Sharon January 29, 2014 at 10:42 am
I suppose that could pass. ;) But only if the game is on! At least in the background. :) Let's go _ _ _ _ _ _ ' _ !!!
Karen @ Kama Fitness January 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm
Omg Chipotle yogurt? You are amazing !!!
Sharon January 30, 2014 at 11:01 pm
I'm telling you! I will try to put chipotle in anything.
Wendy O February 1, 2014 at 11:42 am
Thank god you're cheering for the Bronco's. I didn't want to have to end our recipe relationship!! Lol (jk - my daughter's fav is Bronco's so definitely an orange/blue house for us tomorrow!) Go Bronco's
Sharon February 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm
Ha! You deciphered the code! I'm (sadly) a Steelers fan but the Broncos are a strong #2. I love Peyton Manning. :)
Wendy O February 2, 2014 at 11:12 am
Lol. How can you not love Peyton! My daughter's jersey is a #18, of course. She's only 10 but will hopefully get to see him play a few more years. Can't wait to watch tonight and be eating this Nacho dip!! Fingers crossed
Sharon February 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm
One hour to go! I'm getting my dip ready. :) I hope you & your family enjoy the game (and the snacks!). Go Bronco's

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