Thursday, June 3, 2010

June is National Dairy Month!

Milk, cheese, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, butter, cottage cheese, whipped cream, coffee creamer, cream cheese...

The list could go on and on! June is National Dairy Month, and to celebrate, we'd like to bring a different dairy recipe each week. Did you know that nutritionists recommend three servings of dairy food each day for adults? Well, rest assured, there are lots of options to get your "3-a-day!" Today, we're sharing a favorite recipe. 7 Layer Taco Dip is a hit at parties and family dinners alike. Serve it with tortilla chips (we prefer Tostitos Scoops), and you're sure to please the crowd. This dip includes both sour cream and cheese, so it uses two dairy products in one dish!

Feel free to comment on this post and tell us what your favorite dairy products are!

7-Layer Taco Dip


1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1 large tomato, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Spread over the refried beans. Top the layers with salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives. Chill and serve with tortilla chips.

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